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People and Positions for June 2015

July 5, 2015
News and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing and distribution industry


Troy Geisler is the new vice-president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. He has more than 10 years of trailer sales and marketing experience, including the past two years as the firm’s Great Lakes area sales manager.

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has appointed Douglas Kenney national platform fleet sales manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America and specializing in East flatbed and drop-deck trailer sales. With 34 years of service in the trailer industry, he comes to East after six years at Great Dane Trailers.

Danny Anthony has become general manager of Palfinger American Roll-Off (PARO), reporting directly to Michael Berger, managing director of the PALFINGER North America Group. Anthony previously served as vice-president of operations for PARO since May 2013.

Chris Kete has joined Wastequip’s plastics division, where he’ll lead business and brand strategy for the Toter brand. Kete brings almost two decades of experience in the manufacturing industry, previously serving in executive positions with The Horsburgh & Scott Company, Industrial Service Solutions, Meritor, and Cummins Inc.


Hansen International Inc has announced the promotions of Lisa Hansen Beebe to vice-president and Michael Coggins to chief operations officer. Beebe, who has been with the company 21 years, most recently served as director of administration. Coggins, a 24-year Hansen employee, was most recently director of operations.

Betts Company announced the appointment of Bill Betts to a newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO). Mike Betts, formerly president of the company since 1995, will continue as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO). Bill Betts has held varied leadership positions since joining the company in June 2007.

Hadley has appointed Thomas J Bronz as president and chief executive officer after the June 1 retirement of Robert F Dubsky. Bronz has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, most recently serving as president of Tramec Sloan. Dubsky, who has been with Hadley since 1994, will remain involved in an active president emeritus role.


The National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) has named Dana Neufer as assistant to the executive director. She brings a background of administration, marketing communications, and event management to her role. ♦