Todd Bontrager has been named the new president at United Trailers. Bontrager started his career with Carpenter Industries, an Indiana manufacturer of school buses, where he was Vice President of North American Sales & Marketing.
In 1997, Bontrager was named President of Champion/Crown Financial, which provided product leasing programs for a variety of end-customers, including race teams for their race car transporters. For the last three years, Bontrager served as President of Speedster Motorcars, a Florida manufacturer of handcrafted turnkey replicas of the 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster, 1939 Lincoln Zephyr and the 1955 Mercedes 300SL Coupe
“United will be helped tremendously by Todd’s background in both manufacturing and sales,” said Terry G. Whitesell, President & COO of Obsidian Enterprises, United’s parent company. “His knowledge of not only the production side of the process but the sales and marketing side as well will be an invaluable asset to United, contributing greatly to the company’s growth. We are delighted to name him as President."
“United is an outstanding company with wonderful people dedicated to building high-quality custom race and cargo trailers,” said Bontrager. “I look forward to working directly with our employees and dealers in making United the premier supplier of trailers for years to come.”
Established in 1989, United Trailers is one of the nation’s top manufacturers of steel-framed cargo and specialty trailers. Its trailers are sold in the United States and Canada through an independent dealer network. United Trailers are used in a variety of consumer and commercial applications, such as landscaping, construction and remodeling, transporting of motorsports equipment including race cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs.