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People (May 01, 2006)

Chris Adkins, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Great Dane Trailers, has announced his resignation to pursue a career outside the trailer industry....


Chris Adkins, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Great Dane Trailers, has announced his resignation to pursue a career outside the trailer industry.

“Chris has made considerable contributions to Great Dane in nearly 30 years of service with the company,” said Phill Pines, chief operating officer, Great Dane Trailers. “Great Dane’s sales efforts have been outstanding with his dedication and leadership over the past several years, but we recognize and support Chris’ desire to pursue ambitions outside the industry.”

Adkins began his career at Great Dane Trailers in 1978 as a used trailer sales rep. His success led him to the role of vice-president of used trailer operations in 1998 and then senior vice-president of sales and marketing in 2003. Management of Great Dane’s sales and marketing functions will continue to be led by the current team as administered by Jim Pines, executive vice-president; Tracey Maynor, vice-president, branch sales and operations; Chris Hammond, vice-president, dealer sales; Brandie Fuller, director, advertising and industry relations; Keith Monroe, director, platform trailer sales; and Robert O’Boyle, director, used trailer division.

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The 2006 Minden Kinsmen Truck Pull, taking place during the 50th anniversary of the Minden Kinsmen Club, will take place at the Minden Fairgrounds June 17. Nedean Bull will be taking over from Susan Danilko as events coordinator for the truck pull. Bull can be reached at 800-461-7677 for event details.

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Krohnert Industries is now building tanks and tank trailers in Guelph. Tank versions are available in truck mounted, tank trailer and storage units for the water, milk, sanitary and hot product commodity industries. ‘U’ and ‘R’ stamp certifications are underway, which will also provide access into manufacturing DOT and TC coded tank vessels. For info contact John Krohnert at john@krohnert.com or 416-948-6121.


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