Matthew Wilson, chairman and CEO of Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck and Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries Inc. in Hadley, Pennsylvania, was installed yesterday as the 52nd president of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. He accepted this position from immediate past president Jeffrey Messer, president of Messer Truck Equipment of Westbrook, Maine, at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2016.
“The time I’ve spent on NTEA’s Board of Trustees has been invaluable,” said Wilson. “I’m excited to take on the role of association president and focus on continued development of our offerings to the membership and industry in the coming year.”
Wilson joined Deist Industries in 2006 as a division manager, becoming general manager three years later. In 2010, he was appointed president, and, later that same year, he and his wife acquired full ownership of the business. He maintained the position of president until 2015 when he transitioned to his current role as chairman and CEO.
Wilson earned a bachelor’s at Kent State University and a master’s at John Carroll University. In 1999, while still in college, he gained international experience as an intern for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. His background includes positions at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
Deist Industries is a second-generation family-owned business, and its products have been sold throughout North America for more than 30 years.
Also serving on the 2016-’17 board are executive committee members:
- First Vice President Adam Keane, executive vice-president of Allied Body Works Inc., in Seattle
- Second Vice President Todd Davis, vice president of Phenix Enterprises Inc., in Pomona, California
- Third Vice President/Treasurer Ross Haith Jr., president of Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, in Atlanta
- Secretary Steve Carey, executive director of NTEA, in Farmington Hills, Michigan