Cranford, NJ – National Truck Protection (“NTP” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Mr. Ted Fick to its board of directors. Ted 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 thrilled to have Ted join our board. Ted’s vast experience with industry leading heavy duty truck OEM’s will provide valuable insights in furthering NTP’s industry partnerships and in helping us develop new innovative products. Ted compliments the outstanding group of professionals on the board and we are confident that this team will accelerate the company’s growth trajectory into the future”, said Robert S. Amico, President and CEO of the NTP.
About Mr. Fick
Mr. Fick frequently assists Kinderhook in evaluating investment opportunities in the heavy-duty trucking industry. Currently, Mr. Fick is CEO of the Port of Seattle, the nation’s third largest seaport. His role includes responsibility for SeaTac International Airport, the fastest growing airport in the USA, with highly truck dependent air cargo operations. Prior to that, Ted was President and CEO of Polar Corporation, the market leading liquid and dry bulk tank trailer OEM and operator of Polar Service Centers and the Rockwell American division, manufacturer of axles, suspensions and fenders. Prior to Polar Corporation and Rockwell American, Mr. Fick was the former President of Thermo King – Americas, a Senior Vice President at Hino Trucks and spent 17 years in a variety of leadership capacities with PACCAR.