Talbert Manufacturing, a Rensselaer, Ind., manufacturer of heavy-haul, specialized and custom-built trailers, has named industry veteran Gerald Rothwell director of Business Development. According to Talbert, the position is designed to create and expand markets for Talbert’s trailer lines throughout North America.
“It is a great opportunity to work with Talbert Manufacturing. Talbert’s extensive trailer lines and custom-built units allow our sales team to develop the most exacting, versatile and cost-efficient transport solutions for dealers and customers in a wider array of markets,” says Rothwell.
Rothwell brings more than 22 years of inside/outside sales and dealer development experience to Talbert, having most recently served in the positions of regional vice president; director of Heavy Haul Business Development and director of dealer sales for Fontaine Trailer Co.
“We are proud to welcome Jerry Rothwell to the Talbert team. He is a proven leader in gaining market share and nurturing strong personal relationships with customers and dealers,” says Greg Smith, Talbert’s vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. “He brings onboard a superior knowledge of the U.S. and Canadian heavy haul markets, and is able to forge solid long-term solutions for transportation companies and strategic industry partners,” adds Smith.