Freightliner Trucks Honors Its Top Dealer Sales Professionals

Contact: Jennifer.Edwards@daimler.com

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 14, 2017 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has awarded its top dealer sales professionals “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Elite Sales Achievement program. 

Created in 2003 and named in honor of Freightliner Trucks’ founder, Leland James, the program recognizes and rewards outstanding sales results from dealer sales professionals in the United States and Canada. The top 44 sales professionals and seven sales managers will be honored at a special awards ceremony early next year.

Recipients were selected for on-highway, medium duty and vocational sales success.

The recognition also takes into consideration other criteria, including total number of customers, completing walk around presentation videos and training certifications. 

“Our Leland James Elite program recognizes sales professionals who sell to a variety of customers into many market segments,” said Bob Correll, vice president sales, Freightliner Trucks. “The winners are truly well-rounded and display the same hard work, determination and customer-focused attitude that Leland James embodied. We are pleased to award them Leland James Elite status.” 

Added Tom Zielke, business training manager, Freightliner Trucks, “Each year we are proud of what these top dealer sales professionals accomplish. They work incredibly hard, and always place customers at the top of their priority list. They represent what the Freightliner name was built on, and deserve to be recognized.”

The Freightliner Trucks Leland James Elite winners for 2016-2017 are shown below. 

For more information go to www.Freightliner.com.

Elite Winners
Gurminder Ahluwalia Premier Truck Group of Mississauga Mississauga ON
Bob Baldwin Golden Gate Freightliner, Inc. Oakland CA
Dick Baumunk Premier Truck Group of Chattanooga Ringgold GA
Christian Bazinet Globocam Anjou, Inc. Anjou QC
Ryan Beard Peach State Freightliner Jefferson GA
Jeb Berg Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Joel Bezaire Team Truck Centres - Windsor Ltd Maidstone ON
Kurt Bohaboj Truck Center Companies - Omaha, NE Omaha NE
Gary Bond Premier Truck Group of Dallas Dallas TX
Curtis Brubaker Freightliner of Harrisburg Harrisburg PA
Ruben Budhwal Premier Truck Group of Mississauga Mississauga ON
Tyler Burbach Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Milwaukee WI
Luke Burbach Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Oak Creek WI
Darren Burke Kentucky Truck Sales, Inc. Jeffersonville IN
Raj Chand First Truck Centre Vancouver, Inc. Surrey BC
Tim Cory Fyda Freightliner Columbus, Inc. Columbus OH
Greg Danner Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Kaukauna WI
Paul Degasperi Tracey Road Equipment, Inc. Henrietta NY
John Di novella Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. DeForest WI
Mateo Diaz Golden Gate Freightliner, Inc. Oakland CA
Scott Donovan Stoops Freightliner Indianapolis IN
Lynn Dundee Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Ham Eckert Excel Truck Group Chester VA
Guy Emerson Premier Truck Group of Tulsa Tulsa OK
Barry Evans Los Angeles Freightliner Whittier CA
Pat Fee Freightliner Northwest Coburg OR
Danny Felton Empire Truck Sales LLC - Richland Richland MS
Dwayne Frewin Premier Truck Group of Mississauga Mississauga ON
Walt Fyda Fyda Freightliner Pittsburgh Harrisville PA
Julio Gamino Delta Truck Center French Camp CA
Chris Gangaware TAG Truck Center Jackson TN
Greg Gates Wolverine Freightliner-Westside, Inc. Ypsilanti MI
George Gauvin Fyda Freightliner Columbus, Inc. Columbus OH
Sam Gayhart Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Oak Creek WI
Jeff Gibbs Premium Truck & Trailer, Inc. West Kelowna BC
Bryan Glenn Triad Freightliner Greensboro NC
Jim Glindinning Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Oak Creek WI
Steve Gustafson Tri State Truck Center Shrewsbury MA
Kirk Hajek San Diego Freightliner San Diego CA
Paul Hajos Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Kaukauna WI
Alan Hansen Truck Country of Wausau Rothschild WI
Clint Heiber Stoops Freightliner Indianapolis IN
Clinton Hiett Premier Truck Group of Dallas Dallas TX
Michael Humes Fyda Freightliner Youngstown, Inc. Youngstown OH
Mike Iden Lubbock Truck Sales, Inc. Lubbock TX
Ben Isaacson Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Brian Jackson Empire Truck Sales LLC - Richland Richland MS
David Jeff Birmingham Freightliner Birmingham AL
Aaron Jensen Doggett Freightliner of South Texas LLC Converse TX
Andrew Johnson Premier Truck Group of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX
Jeff Kealey Francis Canada Truck Centre Inc. Ottawa ON
John Keeney Campbell Freightliner LLC Monroe Township NJ
Terry Keith Excel Truck Group Charlotte NC
Dave Klein Fyda Freightliner Columbus, Inc. Columbus OH
Matt Kluesner Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Kaukauna WI
Ron Knight Fyda Freightliner Youngstown, Inc. Youngstown OH
Mitch Lakin Premier Truck Group - Knoxville Knoxville TN
David Legrand Truck Country Quad Cities Davenport IA
Jeff Lutes Truck Country of Iowa Dubuque IA
Gregory Marr Universal Truck & Trailer Dieppe NB
David Meiners Kentucky Truck Sales, Inc. Jeffersonville IN
Brandyn Miville Freightliner of Augusta Augusta GA
Tommy Morgan Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Jay Morrison Four Star of Tallahassee Tallahassee FL
Dean Needham Sacramento Truck Center Sacramento CA
Kelly Nelson Dave Syverson Freightliner Sterling Rochester MN
Colby Neumann Premier Truck Group of Dallas Dallas TX
Barry Newell Empire Truck Sales LLC - Richland Richland MS
Blaine Nicholls Metro Freightliner Hamilton Inc. Stoney Creek ON
Jeff Osborne Truck Centers, Inc. - Evansville, IN Evansville IN
Steve Petch Metro Freightliner Milton Milton ON
Andrew Peterson Dave Syverson Freightliner Sterling Rochester MN
Roger Pockett Freightliner Manitoba Winnipeg MB
Josh Rhodes Premier Truck Group of Tulsa Tulsa OK
Maury Rice Carolina Freightliner of Raleigh, LLC Raleigh NC
Bryan Sansouci Freightliner of New Hampshire, Inc. Londonderry NH
Scott Saxton Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Duane Schaefer TransChicago Truck Group Elmhurst IL
John Scheller River States Truck and Trailer, Inc. Roberts WI
Chris Schrum I-State Truck Center Sioux Falls SD
Tom Siderius Freightliner of Grand Rapids Wyoming MI
Michael Snyder Freightliner of Arizona Tolleson AZ
Brian Stewart Premier Truck Group of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX
Paul Sulzmann Valley Freightliner Parma OH
Dan Swanson Freightliner Northwest Pacific WA
Jay Szymanski Truck Country of Wisconsin, Inc. Kaukauna WI
George Thrower First Truck Centre Vancouver, Inc. Surrey BC
Casey Tinkler Springfield Freightliner Sales, Inc. Springfield MO
Rick Vasquez Bakersfield Truck Center Bakersfield CA
Dan Walters San Diego Freightliner San Diego CA
David Wangsgard Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Rex Willis Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Duane Wittowski Freightliner of St. Cloud St. Cloud MN
Jason Young Houston Freightliner Houston TX
         
Silver Elite Trip Winners
Anthony Amadio Campbell Freightliner Monroe Township NJ
Bob Arrington Tampa Truck Center Tampa FL
Adrian Hamill Premier Truck of Mississauga Mississauga ON
Dennis Legrand Truck Country of Iowa Dubuque IA
Lloyd Swaringer Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Skaria Thomas New West Truck Centres Calgary AB
         
Rob Park Trip Winners
Jesse Boyd Doggett Freightliner Converse TX
Caleb Cook Valley Equipment Hartland NB
Bryan Crawford Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Ron Donze Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
Francois Giguere Globocam, Inc. Montreal QC
Craig Patten Campbell Freightliner Monroe Township NJ
         
Top 32 Elite Trip Winners
Greg Allen Stoops Freightliner Lima OH
Ken Barton Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Chris Bertagnoli Truck Country of Wisconsin Oak Creek WI
Tony Bodway Truck Country of Wisconsin Oak Creek WI
Darryl Breiner Berman Freightliner Leesport PA
Dustin Brigman Tom Nehl Truck Co. Jacksonville FL
David Bryant Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Dominic Cappellett TransChicago Truck Group Elmhurst IL
Darryl Cekalski Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Mark Christie Freightliner Northwest Coburg OR
Mike Crockett Doggett Freightliner Converse TX
Amir Delvarani Los Angeles Freightliner Whittier CA
Jerry Dewall Freightliner of Grand Rapids Wyoming MI
Ken Dunnam Premier Truck Group Dallas TX
Kenton Good Freightliner of Harrisburg Harrisburg PA
Dave Holzwarth Tracey Road Equipment East Syracuse NY
Truman Ingram Four Star Freightliner Montgomery AL
Kermit Jones Excel Truck Group Roanoke VA
David Klockow Truck Centers, Inc. South Bend IN
Steve Landis Doggett Freightliner Converse TX
Eric Lott Freightliner of Idaho Jerome ID
Stan Lowrey Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Blake MacPherson Team Truck Centres Windsor ON
Michael McCarthy Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Kurt Ranfranz Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Kevin Ryder North Jersey Truck Center Saddlebrook NJ
Cliff Scoresby Freightliner of Idaho Jerome ID
Vic Singh Sacramento Truck Center Sacramento CA
Mark Sorensen Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Joe Switzer Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
Joseph Tarasiewicz Westchester Freightliner Yonkers NY
Trevor Yates Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
         
Sales Managers Trip Winners
Todd Albanese Los Angeles Freightliner Whittier CA
Mark Burton Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Shawn Fishman Campbell Freightliner Monroe Township NJ
Peter Gunderson Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Lee Howard Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Tim Simon Doggett Freightliner Converse TX
Mike Yates Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL

 

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Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company. For more information, visit www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com

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