Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 30, 2011) – Jim Carney, CAE, executive director of NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry has been inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Hall of Fame. The MSAE held its 10th Annual Diamond Awards Banquet on September 21, 2011 at The Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi. Nearly 250 members and guests attended the event held to recognize excellence and innovation in associations. Carney was one of three respected association leaders to be inducted into the Michigan Association Hall of Fame. 

This prestigious recognition honors those individuals who have excelled in the association management profession and have contributed to other social or civic organizations or causes throughout their careers. 

Carney joined the NTEA staff over 35 years ago. As the organization’s executive director for the last 34 years, Jim oversees the day-to-day activities of the Association and is responsible for the organization’s staff, planning, budget, and policymaking. Under his tenure, the organization has grown from 700 to nearly 1,600 member companies and the Association has seen a dramatic increase in annual operating revenue from $250,000 to almost $7,000,000. 

“Jim is a true inspiration to many in the work truck industry,” said NTEA Deputy Executive Director Steve Carey. “His longevity as an association CEO and years of hard work, dedication and loyalty to the NTEA and the association industry clearly demonstrate that he is a true leader deserving of the Michigan Association Hall of Fame recognition.”

For more information about the NTEA, visit or call 1-800-441-6832. 

About the NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC. 
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