November 22, 2013
Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer has promoted Karl Owens to company president.
“Please join me in congratulating Karl on this deserved promotion,” says Hank Prochazka, group president – Fontaine Commercial Trailer. “Karl has developed a strong team and built a culture of ‘can do’ and ‘will win’ attitudes. We look forward to the continuing advancement of Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer under Karl Owens’ leadership.”
Owens began his career with Fontaine Trailer at the Kent, Ohio facility as operations manager in 2003 and became general manager of the Kent facility a year later. He served as general manager of the Xtremebeam and Fabrication businesses in 2007 and additionally became general manager of the Heavy-Haul facility in Springville, Ala., the company says.
In 2011 Karl was promoted to vice president and general manager of Fontaine Trailer Commercial Platform where he has led the operations in growth and excellence to exceed year over year plans.