01:30 PM

Roger Wilson Promoted to PDC General Manager

(August 17, 2012) Roger Wilson, a Great Dane veteran of 31 years, has been promoted to Parts Distribution Center (PDC) general manager in Terre Haute, Ind., effective immediately.

In his new position, Wilson will assume responsibility for the entire PDC operation in Terre Haute, including sales, marketing, purchasing, customer and technical service, and warehousing. He will report to Dave Durand, vice president of aftermarket.

In August 1981, Wilson joined Great Dane as part of the Indianapolis branch's parts department. He joined the PDC as the retail sales and warehouse supervisor in 1992. When the center moved to Terre Haute in 1995, Wilson became the warehouse manager. In 2003, he was promoted to PDC operations manager, and in 2007, he was selected as Great Dane Aftermarket Parts business development and national accounts program manager.

"Throughout his career, Wilson has performed his duties in an outstanding manner," Durand said. "His analytical insight has set up PDC operations that have maximized customer service by streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency. We welcome and congratulate Roger in his new position."

Wilson holds post-secondary degrees from Butler and Purdue Universities. He has two daughters and lives in Greencastle, Ind.

About Great Dane

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 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.