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TBEI Announces New Vice President of Product and Service Technology

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn., December 18, 2018 – Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, is pleased to announce Jason LaPlante has been named Vice President of Product and Service Technology. Mr. LaPlante has more than 30 years of engineering and operations management experience with leading heavy construction, agricultural, and high tech equipment manufacturing companies.

“We are excited to have a leader like Jason join the TBEI team. I am confident in his ability to drive our cross brand and cross business process innovation,” said Bob Fines, Vice President/General Manager of TBEI. “Innovation continues to expand growth at TBEI through the development of new products, features, and services designed to meet both customer needs and industry expectations of a market leader. It’s critical that we continue to anticipate and act on the emerging needs of our industry to create value for our customers.”

LaPlante will lead both the TBEI Engineering and Sales and Marketing departments. His responsibilities will include directing new product development, leading the commercial and technical teams, and supporting the innovation process across the organization. His proven leadership and significant experience in engineering, product management, sales, and business process strategy will be instrumental in TBEI’s continued success.

LaPlante most recently served as Director of Sales for the Midwest region at LeverX and has over 30 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility with diverse companies in the equipment manufacturing and transportation industries including Tennant Company, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, and Schwing America, Inc.

He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University, is a Certified Product Lifecycle Management Professional, and received Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Villanova University.

About Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI) is a leading national and international designer, manufacturer and installer of medium- and heavy-duty dump bodies, dump trailers, platforms, and related truck body accessories. TBEI brands include Crysteel®, Ox Bodies®, Rugby®, DuraClass®, J-Craft® and Travis®. TBEI is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation. Visit us at:

About Federal Signal Corporation

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers under a variety of recognized brand names. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., the Company was founded in 1901 and has manufacturing facilities worldwide. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

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