to convince everyone present that they’ve got it good no matter what
their job description, Mike Rowe, host and producer of the Discovery
Channel’s Dirty Jobs TV series, will give the keynote address at The
Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment
Association (NTEA) Convention.
Rowe’s presentation will take place at the President’s Breakfast
and NTEA Annual Meeting from 7:309:15a.m on Thursday, March 5, 2009.
The Work Truck Show 2009, North America’s largest work truck event,
is held in conjunction with the 45th Annual NTEA Convention March 4-6,
2009, (convention starts March 3) at the McCormick Place West Building
As host of Dirty Jobs, Rowe regularly serves as an apprentice to
everyday men and women who perform the jobs no one else wants, like
horse inseminator, road kill removal specialist and sewer inspector.
Rowe pays tribute to a nation of unsung heroes while exploring the
dirty side of earning an honest living. He is constantly putting his
hands (and body) into places that are often curious, sometimes
dangerous and always dirty. Many of his jobs have required Rowe to use
work trucks and equipment. Consider this small sampling of assignments:
Septic tank cleaner
Airport maintenance and runway painter
Mosquito control officer
Biodiesel fuel maker
House deconstruction worker
U.S. Army vehicle mechanic
“It is always an exciting challenge to find just the right keynote
speaker who can entertain, educate and inspire our audience,” said Jim
Carney, NTEA executive director. “With his quick wit, optimism and
self-deprecating sense of humor, I’m sure Mike Rowe will clean up well
to provide our members and attendees with fun and insightful stories.”
In addition to his responsibilities on Dirty Jobs, Rowe also
narrates Deadliest Catch, the Discovery Channel series about Alaskan
crab fishing, one of the world’s most dangerous professions.
In his cleaner days, Rowe sang professionally with The Baltimore
Opera, sold more than $100 million of fake diamonds on the midnight
shift at QVC and appeared in several dozen Tylenol commercials. He also
spent three years as the host of Evening Magazine for CBS in San
The President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting at which Rowe
will speak is open to Show and Convention attendees by ticket only.
Tickets usually sell out early, so advance registration is recommended.
Tickets are $50 for NTEA members and $70 for nonmembers (if purchased
by Jan. 16, 2009). A ticket is also included in the Complete Event
Package, which is $299 for NTEA members and $379 for nonmembers (if
purchased by Jan. 16, 2009).
For more information about The Work Truck Show 2009, visit www.ntea.com.