Trailer, truck, & body OEMs

Heil Trailer International announced that Yassir Shanshal is the new vice-president of product development. He will work out of the Global Support Center in Cleveland TN reporting to Greg Hewitt, company president. Shanshal joins Heil from Case New Holland Ltd, where his most recent position was director of product development. Troy Hradsky has joined Heil as a regional sales representative. With 16 years of experience in the tank trailer industry, he will report to Jay Morfitt, director-sales and marketing, North America, and will be based in the Minneapolis MN area.

Polar Tank Trailer has named Denis Grossen as its new vice-president of engineering. He joins the firm after serving as senior director of engineering for Force Protection Industries, a manufacturer of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Polar Corporation has named Michael Warren director of marketing for Polar Service Centers, and he will be based in St Cloud MN. Warren joins Polar from Oshkosh Corp, where he directed aftermarket parts and service sales for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

Stellar Truck & Trailer, the new Mason City IA-based service and retail center for Stellar Industries, has added Bob Hanson as a retail sales representative for Stellar Industries, American Eagle Accessories Group, and Kiefer Manufacturing lines, as well as other brands of work truck products and accessories. Hanson has six years of experience in retail sales.

Charlie Wells has been appointed vice-president of sales and marketing for East Manufacturing Corporation. Prior to his promotion, he served as product manager of dump trailers and director of dealer development.

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