INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification, North America's most comprehensive provider of truck modification services, has been elected to serve as a Manufacturer Trustee on the NTEA Board of Trustees. NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Kokalis assumed his new role at the President's Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2016, and will serve a three-year term.
Kokalis has spent 28 years at Fontaine Modification, which is part of Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT). He joined the company in 1986 in a sales and marketing role. He went on to hold several sales positions, including serving as the sales manager of a new Charlotte, N.C., modification center in 1988. In 1993, he led the opening of a modification center in Dublin, Va., and operated it as general manager. He was promoted to vice president of operations for the entire company in 2010, and to president in 2013. As a long-time NTEA member, is looking forward to adding Fontaine's voice to the conversation guiding development of new vocational truck products and services.
"I am excited about collaborating with others in our industry to come up with innovative ways to guide our future," said Kokalis. "Key issues such as attracting young talent to the industry, better perception of alternative fuel systems, and the challenge of regulatory compliance will be high priorities for me. The NTEA is a capable ally for our customers – and their customers – in fostering and adapting to the realities of what's ahead."
About Fontaine Modification
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Fontaine Modification has seven modification centers nationwide, all situated near OEM truck manufacturing facilities. These facilities are located in Garland, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Dublin, Va.; Gainesville, Ga.; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W.V. The Charlotte location also houses the company headquarters and Innovation Center for Research and Development. Fontaine uses established ship-thru agreements with all major truck manufacturers to streamline the final delivery process to the end-user.
Fontaine is a Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) company. MHT companies support the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services. MHT companies are members of The Marmon Group, an international association of business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. The Marmon Group is a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
For more information about Fontaine Modification, call 800.FONTAINE (800.366.8246) or visit www.fontainemod.com.
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