Rudd Equipment Announces New Vice Presidents

Sat May 07, 2005 - Midwest Edition

Louisville, KY, based Rudd Equipment announced promotions, including the filling of a number of key vice presidencies that took effect March 1, 2005.

Trent Shaftner –– Vice President of Remarketing

Shaftner has been with Rudd for nearly two years and has been in the used equipment business for 23 years.

His career started in the heavy equipment auction industry where he remained for 5 years. Shaftner also worked in sales for Bryant Equipment for six years and equipment management for Shepherd Machinery for ten years.

Hugh Richard Tanner –– Senior Vice President of Sales

Tanner began his career at Rudd Equipment in 1986 as a sales representative at the company’s Evansville branch.

During his tenure as a sales rep, Tanner won a number of awards, including the President’s Award and the award for Top Sales Volume. In April 2000, he was promoted to director of major accounts.

Tanner has been very successful in developing relationships with executive, management and operations-level personnel with Rudd’s major clients.

Bill Maggard –– Senior Vice President of Product Support Sales

Maggard joined Rudd Equipment company in 1977, beginning his career at the Corbin branch parts warehouse, and then becoming parts manager.

In 1992, he was promoted to vice president of the Corbin branch, and was appointed general parts manager in 1995. Maggard also took over responsibility for the Prestonsburg branch in 2001.

Last year, he moved to Louisville and accepted the position of vice president of product support, working with manufacturers and Rudd branches to build product support capabilities.

In his new position, Maggard’s responsibilities are to continue to maintain excellent parts and service support for the machinery sold by Rudd, and to develop all of the company’s parts, service sales capabilities to an expanded customer base.

Howard Abell –– Senior Vice President of Marketing

Abell brings many years of management experience to the position, most recently as vice president of remarketing.

Abell first joined Rudd in 1977 and established its Used Equipment and Remarketing operations, then went on to build his own successful equipment business.

Two years ago, Abell returned to Rudd and since that time has taken on additional responsibilities for all equipment marketing, including establishing the company’s compact equipment division.

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