Association News

Todd Davis to Serve as 54th NTEA President

Todd Davis, vice president of Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment (Pomona, California), was installed today as 54th president of the Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA). He accepted this position from previous president Adam Keane, executive vice president of Allied Body Works Inc. (Seattle, Washington), at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Work Truck Show 2018.

“I’m proud to be part of this industry at this unique point in time,” said Todd. “As association president, I look forward to continuing my work as part of a remarkable NTEA team to further industry knowledge, growth, and profitability for our members.”

TCIA Announces New Leadership

The Board of Directors of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is pleased to announce that David White, CAE, will join the association as its new president and CEO. The change of leadership follows the recently announced retirement of current President and CEO, Mark Garvin, who has been with TCIA for over 21 years. Following a rigorous search process, White was chosen to lead TCIA’s next chapter of growth. He will provide strategic vision and oversight into operational execution of the association.

“David’s selection is the culmination of a comprehensive search to help TCIA carry forward the association’s vision,” said Peter Sortwell, chair of TCIA’s Board of Directors. “We look forward to a successful transition and a continuation of the significant momentum we’ve established.”

Oregon Logging ConferenceOregon Logging Conference Announces New Officers

The Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) has announced its new officers and staff who will serve the OLC for 2018-2019.

  • Jim Dudley, Swanson Group, Glendale, Oregon, president
  • Greg Stratton, Siskiyou Cascade Resources, Medford, Oregon, first vice president
  • Scott Melcher, Melcher Logging Co., Sweet Home, Oregon, second vice president
  • Craig Olson, Weyerhaeuser Co., Castle Rock, Washington, third vice president
  • Milton Moran, Cascade Timber Consulting Inc., Sweet Home, Oregon, treasurer
  • Rikki Wellman, Oregon Logging Conference, Eugene, Oregon, conference manager

The 2019 Oregon Logging Conference, scheduled for February 21–23 at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, will celebrate the OLC’s eighty-first anniversary and will feature education seminars, exhibits on the latest technology in logging equipment, networking opportunities, and the chance to earn professional logger credits. Details are available at the Oregon Logging Conference website,, or by calling (541) 686-9191.

TimberWest November/December 2013
March/April 2018

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A Legacy Going Strong
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Finding Success in the Residuals Market
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Eastside Challenges of Modern Day Logging
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Sawmill Training Takes a Seat in the Classroom
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The Fix Is in! ... Or Is It?
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Focus on Building Leadership
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2018 OLC Pictorial Review
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Guest Column: Forestry’s Best Days are Yet to Come. Here’s Why.
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