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Frank Livas, president of Brake & Clutch Inc., Salem, Mass. was installed today as the 48th President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

Livas accepted the gavel from immediate past president Steven Sill, president of Bloomington, Minn.-based Aspen Equipment Co., at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2012 running this week in Indianapolis.

“I am proud to say that my company has been a member of the NTEA for 38 years,” said Livas. “I’m happy to be able to give back to the Association and the industry by taking on this leadership role.”

Livas served as general manager for Brake & Clutch starting in 1980 before transitioning to senior vice president in 2006 and President/Owner since 2011.

Also serving on the 2012-2013 Board are Executive Committee Members: First Vice President Shawn Jacobs, president and CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, N.Y.); Second Vice President Mark Woody, president of Palfinger North America (Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada); Third Vice President and Treasurer Jeffrey Messer, president of Messer Truck Equipment (Westbrook, Maine); and NTEA Executive Director and Secretary Steve Carey.