IRONDALE, Ala. — Fifth wheel manufacturer Fontaine International North America has named Henry Bell as president, with Terry Mennen joining the company as vice-president of business development.
Bell joined the Fontaine family in August 2005 as president of the fleet business unit of Fontaine Trailer. He was charged with segmenting the fleet business from the dealer business during a period of tremendous growth. In the process, he hired a new team and led the design, construction and production launch of a new state-of-the-art trailer manufacturing facility in Jasper, Ala.
As president of Fontaine, Bell sets the companys strategic direction and is responsible for all aspects of its operations.
Bell came to Fontaine following a 15-year career with refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, Heil Environmental.
Mennen comes to Fontaine with more than 23 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry. As vice-president of business development, he is responsible for OEM sales, as well as fleet and dealer sales activities. He is also in charge of marketing, customer service and business development.
Terry is a valuable addition to our team, Bell says. He is a proven leader, knows the industry well and is absolutely focused on serving customers.
Mennen has worked for Federal-Mogul, Hendrickson International and MacLean-Fogg.
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