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Trico Adds to Sales Team, Names Used Equipment Manager

Wed April 21, 2004 - Northeast Edition

Shawn Gallagher has been hired by Trico Equipment to join the company’s sales team at the company’s Freehold, NJ, location.

Gallagher will represent the full line of Case construction equipment and Takeuchi compact track loaders in New Jersey’s Burlington and Mercer counties.

He also will assume the role of underground specialist covering underground boring and trenching equipment for the entire state. Gallagher will represent Case trenchers as well as Astec underground and American Auger lines of boring and reclamation units, which will enable Trico to become more involved in this growing field.

Gallagher owned an underground cabling company that specialized in vibratory plowing, trenching and boring. His experience also includes construction equipment sales.

“Adding Shawn’s abilities to our sales force is just one way that Trico is growing and changing to meet the needs of today’s construction industry. In a state as congested as New Jersey, underground boring can offer many advantages over ’open cut’ trenching. Shawn is the guy that can help our customers find a solution to those special equipment needs,” said Gerry Couch, vice president and general manager of Trico.

Because Trico is no longer the place to go for only new Case equipment, the company has appointed Chris Errickson to the position of used equipment manager.

Errickson began his career with the company in 1985 as a service technician. He was promoted to the positions of service operations manager and product support manager. He also held positions of rental territory manager and rental fleet manager of Trico’s Rental Group.

“Chris brings with him many years of experience in our service departments as well as our Rental Group. He will be using that knowledge to help us expand our used equipment business,” said Couch.

Currently, Errickson is searching North America for the best used Case equipment to bring back to Trico customers in New Jersey. The equipment will be put through the company’s intensive appraisal and evaluation process so that Trico can guarantee its condition when it’s sold, explained Couch.

“We have the largest inventory of quality used Case equipment in New Jersey. We will maintain that reputation by offering attractive trade-in values and top wholesale prices for a contractor’s excess used equipment,” said Couch. “With Chris in this position [used equipment manager], Trico has a unique ability to go out and find a machine that fills a specific customer’s needs.”

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