Western Star Trucks Awards Top Dealer Sales Professionals “STAR Performer Class of 2014” Status

Contact:  david.giroux@daimler.com    

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 11, 2015 – Western Star Trucks announced today that it has awarded its top dealer sales professionals “STAR Performer Class of 2014” status through its annual STAR Performer Sales Achievement program.

The STAR Performer program recognizes and rewards sales professionals from dealerships in the United States and Canada for their outstanding sales results. Recipients were selected based on total sales, year-over-year increases and 5700XE National Walk-Around Challenge winners. This achievement also takes into consideration other criteria including truck financing, drivetrain specification and training certification.

“Western Star is pleased to offer this program each year to honor and reward our top dealer sales professionals,” stated Jim Looysen, general manager of Sales for Western Star Trucks. “It’s an exciting competition in which we can recognize superior salesmanship.”

Each sales professional who has achieved “STAR Performer Class of 2014” status will receive a custom plaque and gift. In addition, the top 20 sales professionals will be honored at a special awards ceremony later this year.

Randy Smith, sales development manager, Western Star Trucks, added, “These winners not only sell a lot of trucks each year, they also work very hard to keep up-to-date on Western Star and the trucking industry through online training, weekly webinars, ride and drive events, and certification programs. Their success is a testament to their hard work and determination.”

The “STAR Performer Class of 2014” award trip winners for 2014 are:

2014 STAR Performer Winners - Top 20 Trip Winners

NAME

DEALERSHIP

CITY

ST/PR

CASEY SHEEN

STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCKS ALBERTA LTD.

RED DEER

AB

DAVE HIBNER

KINSTLE WESTERN STAR TRUCK CENTER

WAPAKONETA

OH

DAVE WOOLLEY

B & I'S COMPLETE TRUCK CENTRE

BARRIE

ON

DEREK TABUR

HOUSTON FREIGHTLINER, STERLING AND WESTERN STAR

HOUSTON

TX

FRANCIS CHARLAND

CAMIONS STERLING WESTERN STAR MAURICIE INC.

BECANCOUR

QC

GARY GOLDTHORPE

STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCKS ALBERTA LTD.

RED DEER

AB

JEAN-MARC TARDIF

TARDIF DIESEL INC.

ASCOT CORNER

QC

JEREMIAH BRODAL

TRANSWEST TRUCK TRAILER RV

COMMERCE CITY

CO

JESSE BOYD

FORT WORTH FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

FORT WORTH

TX

JIM VANCE

DUNLOP STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCK CENTRE LTD.

LETHBRIDGE

AB

KEITH MCGOVERN

TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT, INC.

ALBANY

NY

LAREN MOLOY

WESTERN STAR TRUCKS (NORTH) LTD.

EDMONTON

AB

LUKE THOMPSON

LOCKHART TRUCK CENTRE

DARTMOUTH

NS

PAUL DEGASPERI

TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT, INC.

EAST SYRACUSE

NY

RANDY VARNER

WESTLIE TRUCK CENTER

DICKINSON

ND

ROGER DEEKS

FIRST TRUCK CENTRE

LLOYDMINSTER

AB

ROGER DUCHAINE

GLOBOCAM INC.

ANJOU

QC

SHAWN ALLEN

CROW'S TRUCK SERVICE

MEMPHIS

TN

STEVE BLOOME

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

TIM LANGEVIN

STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCKS ALBERTA LTD.

RED DEER

AB

The “STAR Performer Class of 2014” achievers are:

2014 STAR Performer Achievers

NAME

DEALERSHIP

CITY

ST/PR

AARON JENSEN

DOGGETT FREIGHTLINER OF SOUTH TEXAS, LLC

LAREDO

TX

BENOIT MATHIEU

CAMIONS FREIGHTLINER QUEBEC INC.

LEVIS

QC

BILL FISCHER

BOYER FORD TRUCKS, INC.

LAUDERDALE

MN

BILL MOORE

TSI WESTERN STAR

NORTH JACKSON

OH

BILL PATTERSON

EASTGATE TRUCK CENTRE

HAMILTON

ON

BLAKE CLARKE

NORTHLAND TRUCK CENTRE

BRACEBRIDGE

ON

BOB HUNT

BALTIMORE FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

BALTIMORE

MD

BRANDON CREEK

BUCKEYE WESTERN STAR

PLAIN CITY

OH

BRIAN PELLETIER

VALLEY EQUIPMENT LIMITED

HARTLAND

NB

BRIAN STROETZ

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

CARL WITT

CONNEXION TRUCK CENTRE LTD.

WINNIPEG

MB

CRAIG JONES

CROOK MOTOR COMPANY, INCORPORATED

ALBEMARLE

NC

CRAIG THOMAS

PIEDMONT TRUCK CENTER, INC.

GREENSBORO

NC

DAN MCGRATH

SHREVEPORT TRUCK CENTER

SHREVEPORT

LA

DAVE MASH

HIGHWAY STERLING WESTERN STAR

AYR

ON

DAVE SURRENA

FYDA FREIGHTLINER BARKEYVILLE

HARRISVILLE

PA

DENNIS MCINTYRE

MIDWAY STERLING TRUCK CENTER, INC.

KANSAS CITY

MO

DEREK MELVIN

KINGLAND FORD SALES LTD.

HAY RIVER

NT

DUSTIN BRIGMAN

NORTH FLORIDA WESTERN STAR, INC.

JACKSONVILLE

FL

ED DUROCHER

FIRST TRUCK CENTRE LLOYDMINSTER INC.

LLOYDMINSTER

AB

ERICK FAIRCHILD

TULSA FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

TULSA

OK

GARRY SHELTON

P & R TRUCK CENTRE LTD.

SAANICHTON

BC

GARY BOND

DALLAS FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

DALLAS

TX

GRAHAM HARDY

JAMES WESTERN STAR TRUCK & TRAILER LTD.

PRINCE GEORGE

BC

GREG BONNETT

TRUCK CENTERS, INC.

ST. LOUIS

MO

GREG GATES

WOLVERINE FREIGHTLINER - EASTSIDE, INC.

MOUNT CLEMENS

MI

GUY EMERSON

TULSA FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

TULSA

OK

JAMES GALLAGHER

LUBBOCK TRUCK SALES, INC.

LUBBOCK

TX

JASON MOORE

FREIGHTLINER STERLING WESTERN STAR OF ODESSA

ODESSA

TX

JEFF MAY

HIGHWAY WESTERN STAR

AYR

ON

JEFF PEDERSEN

SCHOW'S STERLING & WESTERN STAR TRUCK CENTER

HEYBURN

ID

JERRY NAYKO

WESTERN STAR & FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS OF GRANDE PRAIR

GRANDE PRAIRIE

AB

JIM PIGG

ALLEY-CASSETTY TRUCK CENTER

NASHVILLE

TN

JOSEPH PIEROSCHEK

WESTERN STAR TRUCKS OF DELMARVA, LLC

MARDELA SPRINGS

MD

JUSTIN BRANDE

FREIGHTLINER OF UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY

UT

KALA BADGER

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

KEVIN DESCHEPPER

BOYER TRUCKS SIOUX FALLS

SIOUX FALLS

SD

LANGIS LAGACE

CENTRE DU CAMION WESTERN STAR ENR.

AMQUI

QC

LARRY MILLER

EASTGATE TRUCK CENTRE

HAMILTON

ON

LARRY PARROTT

FREEDOM TRUCK CENTERS, INC.

SPOKANE

WA

LEE HOWARD

FRESNO TRUCK CENTER

FRESNO

CA

LES YODER

JENKINS DIESEL POWER INC.

SPRINGFIELD

MO

LOUIS KRAINZ

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

MARK STECK

CORPUS CHRISTI FREIGHTLINER, STL & WESTERN STAR

CORPUS CHRISTI

TX

MARKS LOCKHART

LOCKHART TRUCK CENTRE

DARTMOUTH

NS

MAURICE BELANGER

CAMBRIAN TRUCK CENTRE INC.

SUDBURY

ON

MAXIME GOULET

GLOBOCAM (ANJOU) INC.

ANJOU

QC

MIKE RAYMOND

ANTRIM WESTERN STAR & STERLING

ARNPRIOR

ON

MURRAY MYKYTIW

DUNLOP STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCK CENTRE LTD.

LETHBRIDGE

AB

NORM CRAWFORD

TRANSWEST TRUCK TRAILER RV

COMMERCE CITY

CO

PAUL GALIPEAU

GLOBOCAM RIVE-SUD, SOCIETE EN COMMANDITE

BOUCHERVILLE

QC

PAUL GOEBEL

MIDWAY STERLING TRUCK CENTER, INC.

KANSAS CITY

MO

PAUL HENNING

MCCOMB DIESEL, INC.

MAGNOLIA

MS

PERRY PETERSON

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

RANDY THERRIEN

JAMES WESTERN STAR TRUCK & TRAILER LTD.

WILLIAMS LAKE

BC

ROB JILKA

KANSAS TRUCK CENTER

SALINA

KS

ROBERT BALDA

QUALITY TRUCK CARE CENTER, INC.

APPLETON

WI

ROBERT MILLER

WESTLIE TRUCK CENTER

MINOT

ND

RUSS RITCO

WINACOTT WESTERN STAR AND STERLING TRUCKS

REGINA

SK

STAN GUNTER

SPRINGFIELD TRACTOR & TRAILER SALES, INC.

SPRINGFIELD

IL

STEVE BIECHLER

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

STEVE DIERINGER

V & H, INC.

MARSHFIELD

WI

TIM POOLE

B & I'S COMPLETE TRUCK CENTRE

BARRIE

ON

TIM SIMON

FORT WORTH FREIGHTLINER-WESTERN STAR

FORT WORTH

TX

TIRATH JAGPAL

WESTERN STAR & STERLING TRUCKS OF VANCOUVER INC.

SURREY

BC

TODD JOHNSON

U.P. TRUCK CENTER, INC.

QUINNESEC

MI

TOM ELGIN

TRUCK COUNTRY OF IOWA, INC.

DUBUQUE

IA

TOM MELISKY

SHERWOOD FREIGHTLINER, STERLING & WESTERN STAR, IN

DUNMORE

PA

TONY CONTI

HARPER TRUCK CENTRES INC.

MISSISSAUGA

ON

WARREN CHRISTIE

WINACOTT SPRING WESTERN STAR TRUCKS

SASKATOON

SK

WAYNE BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS DIESEL, INC.

LAUREL

MS

WAYNE OSTBY

DUNLOP STERLING WESTERN STAR TRUCK CENTRE LTD.

LETHBRIDGE

AB

For more information, go to WesternStarTrucks.com.

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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