PalFleet Truck Equipment announced that Ed Gerken has been appointed president of PalFleet Truck Equipment, effective Jan. 1.

As the company's executive vice president, Gerken played a role in developing a strong leadership team.

Gerken joined the PalFinger family in 2005 as senior marketing manager for PalFinger USA. He served as general manager at Tiffin Loader Crane for several years before helping to lead TLC's merger with Omaha Standard Distribution in 2009, which became PalFleet Truck Equipment Company the following year.