The Reading Group Announces New Hires

February 28, 2013

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The Reading Group, LLC, a provider of vocational truck equipment, announced several key additions to its executive team.

Ken Spear, Vice President of Engineering

Ken Spear joined The Reading Group in October 2012.  In the position of VP of Engineering, Spear is responsible for driving new product development and evaluating the existing product portfolio. 

Spear previously held senior engineering management and executive leadership positions at Hardi North America, Bush Hog LLC, Dixon Industries and Ames True Temper.

Bob Besse, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Bob Besse joined The Reading Group in December 2012. In this role, Besse is responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market approach.

Besse has previously held senior sales and marketing management positions at companies including Supreme Corp., Grumman Olson, and Dover – Chief Automotive Systems. 

Susan Mitchell, Director, Human Resources

Susan Mitchell joined The Reading Group in November 2012.  In this position, Susan is responsible for cultivating the employee talent level, recruiting, and hiring for new positions as the company continues to grow.  Susan brings 20-plus years of HR experience in heavy manufacturing, alternative energy and distribution environments at companies including Cambridge Lee Industries, Allied Wire and Cable, and International Battery Inc.

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