Compact construction equipment manufacturer Mecalac recently added seven new North American dealerships to sell and service equipment.
“Mecalac is fully committed to expanding its market presence by continuing to add dealers who share our philosophy and provide customers with practical resources to help improve productivity,” said Peter Bigwood, Managing Director of Mecalac Americas. North. “Expanding into these regions also allows us to raise awareness of Mecalac’s innovative designs and better serve our existing customer base.
New dealers include:
- McClung-Logan Equipment Company: Fredericksburg, Virginia
- ESSCO truck and equipment: Staten Island, New York
- Chattanooga Kubota: Chattanooga, TN
- Q Dig-It: Rathdrum, Idaho
- Wilson Equipment: Lexington, Kentucky
- World Machinery: Boise, Idaho
- Equipment Equipment: British Columbia
Dealer, rental equipment industry executives tapped for Record360 for advisory board
Record360, a mobile online inspection and workflow platform for managing the condition of high-value assets such as heavy equipment and trucks, announced the creation of an Executive Advisory Board to help guide the company’s product development and sales growth strategies.
The company has brought in four industry executives with extensive leadership experience in managing equipment rental agencies and dealerships as well as industrial equipment remarketing and transactional solutions.
Board members include:
- Joseph Dixon, former senior vice president of sales for United Rentals
- Nic DiPaolo, CEO of ProCon JCB
- Doug Feick, former senior vice president of new business and corporate development at Ritchie Bros.
- Jeff Jeter President, Global Strategic Accounts at Ritchie Bros.
CEO Abby Chao says she expects the board to help the company with strategies to increase penetration with major rental agencies and dealerships, identify new markets and products, scale and expand its product portfolio and accelerate sales growth.
MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS
Trail King Names Ty Hanten Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Ty Hanten will succeed Rick Ferris as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trail King. Hanten has been with Trail King for over 30 years, most recently as Director of Customer Service.
In his new role, Hanten will lead business and market development, promotion and advertising strategy, and oversee district sales managers.
“Ty’s unparalleled drive and experience will undoubtedly drive the continued success of Trail King and the sales and marketing team,” said Joe Kolb, President of Trail King.
Brad Freeman Joins IRock Crushers as Regional Sales Manager
Manufacturer of mobile and portable crushing, screening and conveying equipment IRock Crushers has appointed Brad Freeman as Regional Sales Manager for the Central United States
With over a decade of industry experience, Freeman most recently served as Regional Sales Manager for Astec Industries. In his new role, Freeman will be responsible for managing day-to-day sales as well as overall growth of IRock’s presence in the central United States.
Takeuchi Appoints Eric Wenzel Southeast Regional Director
Takeuchi has appointed Eric Wenzel as Regional Business Manager Southeast. Wenzel will be responsible for managing all sales activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, including dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions and national account support. and direct.
“With our North American headquarters located in Georgia, the Southeast United States has always been a critical part of our overall business given the opportunities we have in the region,” said John Vranches, Director of Sales of Takeuchi-US East Division. “Eric has unique experience that broadly covers the management of sales and operations in the equipment market. He is a hands-on, solutions-oriented manager with a proven track record of developing strong relationships resulting in increased productivity and growth. »
Wenzel comes to Takeuchi from H&E Equipment Services where he served as a district manager responsible for multiple states.
BLS Enterprises acquires Ace Group
Undercarriage component manufacturer BLS Enterprises has acquired Ace Group, a manufacturer and distributor of wear parts and components for the asphalt industry, including all major mills, pavers, live bottom trailers and side discharge, collection machines and asphalt transport equipment.
“ACE Group has been an industry leader and producer of wear parts for asphalt plants and pavers for over 25 years,” said Matthew Stoughton, President and Owner of BLS Enterprises. “We are proud to welcome their highly esteemed staff, engineers and fabricators to our family business and look forward to building on the strong foundations of both organizations to create an industry-leading customer experience.” »
“There is great synergy between the undercarriage parts that BLS excels at and Ace Group’s product lines,” said Alan McKenzie, owner of Ace Group. “This synergy will allow the new organization to better serve both companies’ existing customer base with high quality materials, offering excellent value and support with expanded inventory on hand.”