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22 August 2017

International Truck Parts Association                          
May 2015
May Bulletin  
2015-05 Bulletin Leader

The ITPA is moving forward and capitalizing on the momentum of the past few years. Part of moving forward is making some necessary changes. One of those is embracing new technology. Welcome to the new bulletin format. Your thoughts?

Indy was a Racing Success

What a turn out! The most attendance in many, many years. We topped off at 110 representing 58 companies. Great tours as well as great presentations proved to be the draw. Click here to see pictures, video, and complete summary.

Obituary for Nancy O'Connell

Nancy O'Connell, 67, of Freehold Township passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at CentraState Medical Center. Nancy was born in Elizabeth, was raised in Roselle Park and had lived in Irvington and Neptune City before settling in Freehold Township in 1985. Along with her husband, John, she founded and operated A & A Truck Parts, Inc. and A & A Iron & Metal, Freehold Twp. Nancy enjoyed shopping and gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Nancy is survived by her husband of forty-five years, John O'Connell, Sr.; a son, John O'Connell, Jr. and his wife, Julie of Jackson; three grandchildren, Emily, Abigael and Jack; her sister, Elaine Pecoraro and her husband, Thomas of Buffalo, NY; two nephews, Nick Pecoraro and his wife, Sierra of Buffalo, NY and Joshua Pecoraro of Brick; two great nieces, Lilliana and Lucy; and her dear friend, Anna Temple and her husband, James of Monticello, NY.
For those who desire, memorial contributions in Nancy's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. For information or condolence messages to the family, visit

Cummins Impressed with ITPA
Nicole, our tour guide at Cummins was impressed with our group. She wrote, "I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was giving your group a tour today. Both of my guides talked about what a great group they had. Please let everyone know that I really enjoyed giving them the tour and to come back anytime." She reiterated they'd like us to "come back anytime", since the group was genuinely interested in the tour.

ITPA Strategic Planning 2015
Every five years, the Board at their own expense, travels to meet with a Strategic Planning facilitator. Attendees were Chairman Jake Rea-Michigan Truck Parts, Vice Chairman Gerard Zentner-Capital Gear, Andy Mundy-S&S Truck Parts, Paul Cipolla-American Truck Sales, Shawn Andringa-Vander Haags, Past Chairman Greg Mundy-Inland Truck Parts, and ITPA Executive Director Scott Tetz. Click here for full details.

New Member
ITPA welcomes new member, Straight Line Steering back to membership. Email Mark at
ITPA to Improve Communication
Jake Rea, ITPA Chairman, commented at the the most recent board meeting, the ITPA needs to do a better job communicating to the members. Click here for the Board's plan. The plan dovetails with work the board did at the 5-year Strategic Planning meeting this March: 
Invite for Nominations


Active members of ITPA are eligible to be nominated for a seat on the Board of Directors. If you would like to be a candidate please provide 3 written endorsements to be added to the ballot. Voting will take place in late August.

Current Nominees for Board of Directors
Sarah Anderson-Anderson Brothers (Portland)
Rudy Niswanger-Consolidated Truck Parts (Joe Gear Companies)
New Membership Committee Members


The ITPA would like to welcome new Membership Committee members: Peter Storino-Midwest Truck & Auto and Martin Mercer-Deadman-Truck Parts Solutions.
Wanted: Shutterbugs


Do you take photos like a vacationing tourist? Are you photography enthusiast in search for a great shot? Whether you are either of these or simply took some pics at the last convention, let's talk. Call the ITPA office at 1-866-346-5692.
Future Leaders


The ITPA is looking for future leaders. Have an impact and shape the industry. The first step is to become involved in your association with a committee.
Scott Tetz, Executive Director
1720 10th Ave. South, Suite 4, PMB 199, 
Great Falls, MT 59405  |  1-866-346-5692