Trailer Wizards to sell Vanguard trailers; adds to sales, HR teams
January 11, 2012
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Trailer Wizards has inked a deal to sell Vanguard trailers across Canada, and has acquired its dealerships in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and Moncton, the company announced.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trailer Wizards has inked a deal to sell Vanguard trailers across Canada, and has acquired its dealerships in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and Moncton, the company announced.
The new locations add to Trailer Wizards’ existing trailer rental and leasing facilities across Canada, the company announced, and was part of the company’s coast-to-coast trailer strategy implemented by president Doug Vanderspek in 2008.
“We’re proudly Canadian and our goal was to build a trailer network nationwide so that a trucking company in Vancouver can go to the same people for trailer service and parts as far away as Halifax,” said Vanderspek. “With the establishment of trailer dealerships, our customers can now purchase brand new trailers from the same folks they’re used to leasing them from.”
Mark Diamantopoulos, vice-president of sales, said Trailer Wizards was drawn to Vanguard because “They’re a great North American-made trailer with many standard premium features. I’ve been in this industry for over 15 years and Vanguard trailers are terrific value for fleets that need a solid, durable trailer with low lifecycle maintenance costs and hassles.”
The company says it will offer finance leases, warranties, maintenance and repair services, authorized parts and a competitive trade-in program for Vanguard trailers, including dry vans, reefers and heated trailers. The company says it will stock certain trailers and take custom orders for others.
Meanwhile, the company has also added to its staff. Anne McKee was hired as director, human resources. She was formerly director of HR with Quik X Transportation, where she built HR functions including a comprehensive occupational health and safety program, the company announced.
“We work in an industry that is often disrupted by personnel challenges and turnover. I want our employees to know they will be taken care of. Anne shares our vision of creating a collaborative, respectful, safe, work family,” Vanderspek announced.
McKee will be based out of Trailer Wizards’ Mississauga facility and is available at 905-670-7077.
Daran Ultican has joined Trailer Wizards’ Moncton sales team. Ultican previously held positions with Utility Trailers and Access Trailers.
“This is a man who lives and breathes trailers,” said Dave Skaarup, Atlantic v.p. of Trailer Wizards. “We wanted to add a top gun to our sales division and we knew Daran was the guy.” Ultican can be reached at 506-870-1027 or through Trailer Wizards’ Moncton branch at 125 MacNaughton Ave.
Also, Grant Elsley has been hired for dealership sales out of the company’s Mississauga location.
“Grant brings solid industry experience in buying and selling trailers and will be a definite asset to the dealership sales team,” the company said. Elsley is available at 416-910-1486.
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