06:18 PM

Great Dane Names Director of Quality Assurance

SAVANNAH, GA – (August 3, 2012) Great Dane is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Maharrey as Great Dane's new Director of Quality Assurance. Over the coming months, Maharrey will work with Great Dane's long-time quality director, Ron Gordy, and will assume responsibility for the company's quality programs following Gordy's retirement later this year. In his new role, Maharrey will direct and manage the quality assurance activities across all Great Dane plants, ensuring that production is consistent with established quality standards.

Maharrey has over 20 years of industry experience in engineering and operations management, including 14 years with Lufkin holding a variety of positions, such as chief engineer, general manager of the trailer division, manager of process innovation and business development and plant manager. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from University of South Carolina and a master's degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.


Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and has additional corporate offices in Savannah, Ga., with manufacturing plants and a parts distribution center strategically-located throughout the United States. Great Dane's network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offer distribution points for both trailers and aftermarket parts across North and South America. Great Dane can be accessed online at http://www.greatdanetrailers.com.

The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, acquired in 2010, is the innovator and manufacturer of custom fiberglass, specialized refrigerated truck bodies and trailers that range from eight to 36-ft. in length. With headquarters in Rice Lake, Wis., markets include dairy, meat, frozen food, keg beer, live poultry, vending products, flowers and plants, and ice. Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies can be accessed online at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.