Cranford, NJ – National Truck Protection (“NTP” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Derek Kaufman to its board of directors. Derek Kaufman is a Kinderhook operating partner with significant experience in the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Headquartered in Cranford, NJ, NTP has a 33 year track record of providing extended service contracts for critical coverage on high-value fundamental drivetrain components for used class 3 through 8 trucks. The Company is the undisputed market leader selling through an unmatched and diverse distribution network that includes over 1,300 used truck dealerships, large blue-chip OEM truck manufacturers, large commercial trucking fleets, and finance and leasing companies throughout the United States. NTP’s products offer significant value to its customers, from large fleets to independent owner-operators, by returning their trucks to running condition in the event of a breakdown.
“We are very excited to partner with Derek as his industry knowledge and experience are directly applicable to our core heavy-duty trucking market, and his contributions will support our goals of bringing world class products and services to this important customer segment ”, said Robert S. Amico, President and CEO of the NTP.
About Mr. Kaufman
Mr. Kaufman frequently assists Kinderhook Industries, LLC (a middle market private equity firm that has invested in NTP) in evaluating investment opportunities in the heavy-duty trucking and telematics industries. Mr. Kaufman is currently a Managing Partner at Schwartz Advisors, an automotive aftermarket industry consulting firm. Prior to working with Schwartz Advisors, Mr. Kaufman was the former VP of Marketing for Freightliner Trucks, President of Diesel Technology, Senior Vice President of Hino Trucks and CEO of Mission Motors.