Lenny Lottig, president of ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Inc., has been in the design and manufacturing trade for more than 20 years. He began his career as a laborer and metal fabricator for a local company, then spent time as a hands-on employee and learned the world of business from the basic skilled worker to management positions with Benson International until becoming owner of ITI in 2007.
The ability to grow in an industry that is constantly changing demands a personal commitment in all areas of the company. Lottig’s personal determination to succeed in all areas of life, whether personal or business is a constant driving force behind the parts provider and manufacturer of original equipment trailers, truck bodies and gas and oil field equipment.
From Lottig’s time spent as an employee at Benson, he learned to understand different perspectives, shared ideas and solutions to problems, and enhanced his confidence and critical thinking. When Benson decided to shutdown the original business called International Trialers Inc., of which Lottig had become plant manager, he recognized the potential of the company and that a future was possible.
The economic impact the closure was going to have on the local economy and the personal lives of many workers spurred Lottig to devise a plan to keep the operation going. In 2007, he became the owner and president of the company.
In less than five years, Lottig has led ITI from the brink of extinction to a position of recognition and success. Through his efforts and unique vision he has entrenched ITI as an industry-recognized provider of the highest-quality products and services. His efforts also saved the jobs of four dozen skilled workers in a region that is desperate for such opportunities.
With a growing national presence, ITI is positioned for future growth and success as strong as the entrepreneurial spirit that Lottig embodies.
HOW TO REACH: ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Inc., (814) 634-0080 or www.itimfg.com