People (August 01, 2007)

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Hino Motors Canada has put Brad Sproule in charge of national sales operations for Canada. He takes the reins from Mitchell Foreman, vice-president of sales and service, who is returning to Toyota Canada. The change took place July 1.

“Brad Sproule brings many years of transportation industry experience to this position,” announced Hiro Omori, president of Hino Motors Canada. “Since joining Hino in October, 2005, he has established a strong relationship with the company’s dealers and a firm grasp of the opportunities available to Hino in the marketplace. Under his leadership, we expect Hino to maintain the growth in volume and market share that it has enjoyed over the last several years.”

Omori added: “Mitchell Foreman has been a great asset to Hino. During his two years’ tenure, he has implemented numerous programs, which have reinforced Hino’s position as a leader in quality, value and innovation. Unit sales have increased significantly during this time and we expect this momentum to continue.”


Great Dane Trailers has promoted Brandie Fuller to the position of vice-president of marketing.

“Brandie’s multi-faceted communications experience and strong knowledge of the truck trailer industry will continue to be an asset to Great Dane in this role,” said Jim Pines, Great Dane’s executive vice-president.

Fuller has a degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University and has been an integral part of the success of the promotion of the company, most recently as the director of marketing.

A part of Great Dane for more than 10 years, Fuller has experience in marketing, advertising and public relations. She will continue to direct Great Dane’s marketing efforts, including print advertising, trade show representation and sales training, and implement other image-building strategies.


Sean Scully has joined SAF-Holland Canada as a sales and service representative. He will serve SAF-Holland accounts in Eastern Canada, specifically in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Scully has more than 11 years experience in the OEM truck dealership network in Montreal, and holds the Paccar Parts all-time record for business increase, achieving 338% growth in his territory in his second year. He comes to SAF-Holland Canada from Excellence Peterbilt Laval, where he held the position of parts manager, and parts account manager. Prior to joining Excellence Peterbilt, Sean was parts account manager for a Navistar dealership, and trained and worked as a maintenance mechanic.


Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has announced 19-year company veteran Dan King is being promoted from director of consumer sales to vice-president of sales. King will lead the development and implementation of sales strategy for the consumer sales and the commercial truck divisions.

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