03/23/15

TMHNA President & CEO Brett Wood Appointed ITA's New Chairman of the Board of Directors

Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) President and CEO Brett Wood has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Wood, previously Vice Chairman of the Board, took over the remaining term of Kion North American President & CEO Brian Butler, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

“The ITA has been the leading organization in the industrial truck industry for more than 60 years,” said Wood. “I’m proud to support an organization committed to connecting and serving the forklift industry and its members.”

Wood previously served as the ITA’s General Engineering Committee Chairman. He has worked in the material handling industry since 1989 and has been attending ITA meetings for over 25 years.

Wood also serves on the Manufacturers Board of Advisors of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Board of Governors for the Material Handling Institute (MHI). He contributes to both Modern Materials Handling magazine’s editorial advisory board and the Electric Power Research Institute’s Industry Advisory Council. In addition, he sits on the advisory board for the California State Soccer Association, SafetyBeltSafe USA, the national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to child passenger safety, and Team Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering children to change the world.

About Toyota Material Handling North America


Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), the industry leader in forklift sales, is composed of three main group companies: Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc.; Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc.; and The Raymond Corporation. Together, the TMHNA companies’ produce an average of 1,620 forklifts per week, and one in three forklifts sold in North America is either a Toyota or Raymond product. TMHNA develops, manufactures and distributes award-winning material handling products from 1.8 million square feet of manufacturing and office space, including three plant locations in Columbus, Indiana; Greene, New York; and Muscatine, Iowa. With annual revenue of approximately $3 billion, TMHNA has more than 7,300 people and 318 dealer locations to support Toyota and Raymond customers.

About the Industrial Truck Association


For more than 60 years, the Industrial Truck Association has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking. Visit www.indtrk.org for more.

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