William “Bill” Garrison, the longtime vice president of marketing for trailer manufacturer, Clement Industries, has retired from that position effective the end of August 2008.
“Bill Garrison has been a key player in Clement’s growth from a small regional trailer manufacturer into a company that challenges for the sales leadership of steel and aluminum construction trailers year after year,” said Greg Hicks, president of Clement. “His 25 years of service to Clement have been a key factor in our growth and success.”
Garrison is a native of Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he played on the basketball and golf teams. He has spent the bulk of his career marketing heavy construction equipment and trailers.
With Clement founder, W. Glen Hicks, Garrison has been responsible for the establishment of Clement’s nationwide network of distributors that has been central to Clement’s winning sales strategy.
“Bill has always had the reputation of an honest business partner. That has earned the trust of our distributors and helped build the Clement brand into one that is recognized internationally,” added Hicks.
“It has been a very satisfying 25 years, being a part of the development and progress of Clement,” stated Garrison. “I leave the company in very good hands for continuing success in the future, and for this I am extremely proud.”
Garrison and his wife Patsy plan to maintain their home in Minden, La. Asked how he intends to spend his time in retirement, Bill Garrison said, “I have quite a number of interests that I’ll finally have time for. If you’re asking if I’m going to be ’sitting around,’ the answer is definitely, NO!”