CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) is pleased to announce that Scott Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA).

Scott accepted the gavel from outgoing Chairman Brett Wood of Toyota at ITA’s 34th Annual Meeting held at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, September 13-16, 2017.

“CLARK was instrumental in the formation of the Industrial Truck Association over 65 years ago,” commented Scott upon accepting this prestigious position. “For all these years, ITA has been the leading organization in the industrial truck industry in North America, and has led the way for the formation of sister organizations in other parts of the world. I am humbled and extremely proud to support and now lead this organization which has served the forklift industry and its members so well for so long.”

Scott previously served on ITA’s Statistics Committee and has represented CLARK on ITA’s Executive Committee for several years. Scott has worked in the material handling industry for over 20 years. He is also an active member of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Scott is an avid outdoorsman, and a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky.

About CLARK Material Handling Company

An industry leader since it invented the first material handling truck in 1917, CLARK has built more than one million forklifts in its history. CLARK supplies a full line of electric and internal combustion forklifts, manual pallet jacks, powered pallet jacks, narrow aisle forklifts and genuine CLARK aftermarket parts. For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer, visit or call toll free 866-252- 5275.

About the Industrial Truck Association

For more than 65 years, the Industrial Truck Association has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking. Visit or more information.

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