Freightliner announces top truck sales personnel

Jason Cannon

September 10, 2013

Freightliner Trucks announced that it has awarded its top dealer sales professionals “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Sales Achievement program.

Created in 2003 and named for Freightliner Trucks’ founder Leland James, the program recognizes and rewards outstanding sales results from dealerships in the United States and Canada. Recipients were selected for both on-highway and vocational sales performance, and each winner will receive a plaque and gift.

“Our Leland James Elite program recognizes sales professionals who sell to a variety of customers into many market segments,” says David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Freightliner Trucks. “The winners are true professionals and exemplify superior salesmanship. We are honored to award them Leland James Elite status.”

The top 26 sales professionals will be honored at a special awards ceremony later this year in Charleston, S.C.

The Freightliner Trucks Leland James Elite winners for 2012-2013 are:

Silver Elite Winners

Bob Arrington, of Tampa Truck Center, Tampa, Fla.

Mark Burton, of Freightliner Of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

David Klockow, of Hill Truck Sales, South Bend, Ind.

Dennis Legrand, of Truck Country of Iowa, Dubuque, Iowa

Blake Macpherson, of Team Truck Centres, Maidstone, Ontario

Rohit Madan, of Harper Truck Centres, Mississauga, Ontario

Elite Winners – Top 20

Anthony Amadio, of Campbell Freightliner, Edison, N.J.

Bob Bennett, of Houston Freightliner, Houston, Texas

Jesse Boyd, of Fort Worth Freightliner, Fort Worth, Texas

Gary Caetano, of Fresno Truck Center, Fresno, Calif.

Kevin Coen, of Nebraska Truck Center, Grand Island, Neb.

Bryan Crawford, of Los Angeles Freightliner, Fontana, Calif.

Ron Donze, of Truck Centers, Inc., Troy, Ill.

Erick Fairchild, of Tulsa Freightliner, Tulsa, Okla.

Doug Fischer, of Kansas City Freightliner Sales, Kansas City, Mo.

Kenton Good, of Freightliner of Lancaster, Lancaster, Penn.

Paul Hajos, of Truck Country Of Wisconsin, Kaukauna, Wis.

Lee Howard, of Fresno Truck Center, Fresno Calif.

Truman Ingram, of Freightliner of Montgomery, Montgomery, Ala.

Stan Lowrey, of Fresno Truck Center, Fresno, Calif.

Jay Miles, of Freightliner of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Michael Munoz, of Bakersfield Truck Center, Bakersfield, Calif.

Donald Neeb, Westman Freightliner, of Mankato, Minn.

Tim Simon, of Fort Worth Freightliner, Fort Worth, Texas.

Joe Switzer, of Truck Centers, Inc., Troy, Ill.

Dan Walters, of San Diego Freightliner, San Diego, Calif.

Elite Winners – Next 33

Ryan Beard, of Peach State Truck Centers, Jefferson, Ga.

Robert Bedard, of Camions Freightliner, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Steve Blanchard, of Delta Truck Center, French Camp, Calif.

Gary Bond, of Dallas Freightliner, Dallas, Texas.

Fred Bucklin, of Oklahoma City Freightliner, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Scott Carlson, of Tri State Truck Center, Shrewsbury, Mass.

Darryl Cekalski, of Fresno Truck Center, Fresno, Calif.

Michael Clark, of San Diego Freightliner, San Diego, Calif.

Greg Danner, of Truck Country Of Wisconsin, Kaukauna, Wis.

Jerry Dewall, of Freightliner Of Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Mich.

Lynn Dundee, of Houston Freightliner, Houston, Texas

Ken Dunnam, of Dallas Freightliner, Dallas, Texas

Pat Fee, of Pacific Truck Center, Coburg, Ore.

Terry Glidden, of Truck Centers of Arkansas, North Little Rock, Ark.

Steven Gustavson, of Tri State Truck Center, Shrewsbury, Mass.

Alan Hansen, of Truck Country, Rothschild, Wis.

Mike Hanson, of Freightliner of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Russell Hoerman, of Truck Centers of Arkansas, North Little Rock, Ark.

Dave Hunt, of McCoy Freightliner, Portland, Ore.

Kermit Jones, of Virginia Truck Center, Roanoke, Va.

Jeff Kealey, of Francis Canada Truck Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Rick Kinney, of Truck Country Of Wisconsin, Kaukauna, Wis.

Mike McCarthy, of Houston Freightliner, Houston, Texas

Blaine Nicholls, of Metro Freightliner Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Jeff Osborne, of Freightliner of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.

Mike Parker, of Baltimore Freightliner, Baltimore, Md.

John Patkunas, of Truck Centers, Inc., Springfield, Ill.

Steve Petch, of Metro Freightliner, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Kurt Ranfranz, of Los Angeles Freightliner, Fontana, Calif.

Maury Rice, of Tri-point Truck Center, Raleigh, N.C.

Mark Sorensen, of Los Angeles Freightliner, Fontana, Calif.

Skaria Thomas, of New West Truck Centres, Calgary, Alberta

Matthew Wolfe, of Truck Centers of Arkansas, Springdale, Ark.

Sales Manager Winners

Todd Albanese, of Los Angeles Freightliner, Fontana, Calif.

Kurt Brown, of Nebraska Truck Center, Grand Island, Neb.

Michael Donnelly, of Harper Truck Centres, Mississauga, Ontario.

Peter Gunderson, of Houston Freightliner, Houston, Texas

Steve Sutton, of Freightliner of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio


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