Fontaine Fifth Wheel has hired Todd Kuipers to serve as both its key account manager for the Atlantic Coast region and as marketing manager.
In his new role, Kuipers is responsible for maintaining relationships with significant fleet and dealer customers in the region while also leading the fifth wheel manufacturer’s North American marketing efforts.
Kuipers has extensive sales and marketing management experience in the heavy-duty trucking industry. He spent the last seven years as a regional manager at engine cooling component manufacturer Horton. Prior to his time at Horton, he spent nine years at Sloan Transportation Products working his way up from marketing analyst to Northeast regional sales manager.
Kuipers attended Grand Valley State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a minor in public relations. He has been a member of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council for more than 10 years. Kuipers is based in Leesville, S.C.
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