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Great Dane Announces New Sales and Branch Operations Structure

August 14, 2012

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Great Dane announced a new general sales manager and is realigning its branch system to better serve the growing needs of the aftermarket.
Great Dane welcomes Jon Jeffries (left) as vice president and general sales manager, while Dave Durand (right) is in an expanding aftermarket role.
Great Dane welcomes Jon Jeffries (left) as vice president and general sales manager, while Dave Durand (right) is in an expanding aftermarket role.


The company welcomed Jon Jeffries as vice president and general sales manager. In this new role, Jeffries will be responsible for leading the company's sales functions, including dealer and branch sales, national accounts, flatbed sales, used trailer sales and sales administration.

With more than 25 years in the trailer industry, Jeffries returns to Great Dane after 14-plus years working in sales and marketing with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems. He will work from his home in Indiana and commute to Great Dane's Savannah corporate office until he relocates with his family to Savannah next year.

Branch System Realignment

Concurrent with the addition of Jeffries to the sales team, the company is also realigning its branch system.

Dave Gilliland will continue to lead the sales function as vice president, branch sales, while Dave Durand has been promoted to vice president, Aftermarket. In his new role, Durand will continue to oversee the Great Dane Aftermarket Parts Division, and also assume responsibility for Great Dane's branch operations, distributor development and aftermarket fleet services.

Durand began his career at Great Dane in January 2006. In 2009, he assumed responsibility for Branch Parts Operations, and was promoted to vice president, aftermarket parts in January 2011.

Durand has more than 30 years of industry experience in branch and dealership operations including working for Fruehauf, Trailmobile, Timpte and Wabash National.

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