Industry News: March 2017

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Industry News: March 2017

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Kenworth names 2017 Dealer Council
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2017 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The council features eight executives representing more than 380 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. The members are: Chairman Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth, Birmingham, Alabama; Mike Clark, Wisconsin Kenworth, Madison, Wisconsin; Boyd McConnachie, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby, British Columbia; Mike Nagle, Bayview Kenworth, St. John, New Brunswick; Scott Oliphant, Kenworth of Louisiana, Gray, Louisiana; Dan Penksa, Kenworth Northeast Group, Buffalo, New York; and Tim Spurgeon, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kansas. In addition, Tom Bertolino of NorCal Kenworth in Sacramento, California, serves as the Kenworth line representative for the American Truck Dealers.

FS Solutions enters distribution partnership
FS Solutions announced a distribution partnership with Gerotto Federico S.r.l. of Italy. Under terms of the agreement, the Gerotto Lombrico remote-controlled mini-excavator will be sold and supported by FS Solutions in the U.S., and by Joe Johnson Equipment in Canada.

Advantage Funding appoints new CEO
Advantage Funding has named Lisa Lersner as CEO and president. She brings more than 25 years of financial experience to the post.

Top ten Ditch Witch dealerships of 2016 honored
Ditch Witch recently awarded its top 2016 dealerships with its highest honor, the Crescent Club. The winners included: Ditch Witch of Alabama; Ditch Witch Bay Area, Central and Southern California; Ditch Witch of Central Texas; Ditch Witch of Florida; Ditch Witch of Minnesota and Iowa; Ditch Witch of North Carolina; Ditch Witch of Oklahoma and Arkansas; Ditch Witch Sales of Michigan; and Witch Equipment Co. in Texas.


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