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Nuss Truck & Equipment Promotes Several to Vice President Positions

Thu August 23, 2012 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Nuss Truck Group Inc., which operates seven heavy-duty truck and construction equipment dealerships in the upper midwest promoted Brian Nuss to vice president, truck sales and leasing; Phil Watkins to vice president, customer support; Scott Nelson to vice president, finance; and Mike Sweeney to vice president, construction equipment sales.

Nuss has served as the director of truck sales and leasing and general manager of the company’s Eau Claire branch since 2010. He is responsible for all truck sales, leasing and rental activities. Previously, Nuss held management positions with PACCAR Inc. and Ryder Truck Rental.

Watkins has served as the director of customer support for the company since 2009. He is responsible for fixed operations, including service, parts and body shop departments in all branches. Formerly, Watkins held management positions with Waste Management Inc., Allied Systems and UPS.

Nelson has served as the company’s corporate controller since 1999. Prior to that appointment, he held various positions within the accounting department. Nelson is responsible for all corporate and branch level accounting and budgetary functions. Previously, he held accounting positions with Spring Valley Specialties.

Sweeney has served as the company’s director of construction equipment sales since the acquisition of Sweeney Brothers Tractor of Minnesota in 2008. He is responsible for all construction equipment sales and rental activities and serves as the general manager of the company’s Burnsville operation. Prior to the acquisition, Sweeney held a similar role with Sweeney Brothers Tractor.

“Each of these four individuals have consistently demonstrated their tremendous abilities, through their dedication, and focus on customer service,” said Robert Nuss, chairman and CEO of Nuss Truck & Equipment. “Brian, Phil, Scott and Mike will continue to lead from the front, and will help ensure the company’s continued success.”

Gregory Nuss, executive vice president and COO, and Bradley Nuss, executive vice president and CFO echoed similar accolades.

Greg said, “My team led by Brian, Phil, and Mike are critical components to the success and growth of sales and operations, and these appointments further ensure our future success.”

Brad said, “As our business model has changed and become more complex, the need for professionals like Scott is essential. He brings depth and expertise to our back office.”

The Nuss businesses have provided customers with innovative transportation and construction equipment solutions since 1959. Today, Nuss Truck & Equipment has seven stores throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin and is one of the largest providers of commercial trucks and construction equipment in the Midwest.

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