The Heavy Duty Representatives Association (HDRA) has elected a new Board of Directors for 2010. The election took place during the Annual HDRA Member Meeting that is held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.
Lawrence Rosenthal of Rosenthal Fleet Parts Sales Inc., veteran Manufacturer's Representative, is the newly elected President of HDRA. He has represented a cross-section of heavy-duty manufacturers from those in the Fortune 500 to family owned manufacturers. Lawrence is a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), has received numerous sales awards and has participated in a number of manufacturers liaison advisory councils.
Walt Sirman of T&S Sales & Marketing Co. Inc. is the newly elected Vice President. T&S Sales & Marketing Co., Inc. is headquartered in Mustang, Oklahoma. Sirman is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience.
John Stojak, President of Sherman-Pearson Company, Cleveland Ohio is the newly elected Secretary of HDRA. John is an industry veteran of 35 years, joining Sherman-Pearson Company in 1981. SPC was started in 1977 and has been a member of HDRA since 1992. John is a past-President of HDRA and committed to independent manufacturer’s representatives as a cost efficient alternative to a direct sales force.