US based manufacturer Custom Equipment has appointed Derek Koontz as mid-Atlantic territory manager for its Hy-Brid scissor lift range.
Koontz will cover the states of Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He joins Custom Equipment from Teupen North America, where he has been north east key account manager since 2017. Prior to that he was territory manager at sales and rental company Synergy Equipment.
He began his career in 2008 in the North Carolina Army National Guard as heavy motor transport operator, also earning the rank of ammunition sergeant in his five years of service. In 2013 he was appointed as sales associate at United Rentals, before being promoted to inside sales representative that same year, and outside sales representative the following year. In 2016 he was appointed store manager at Hall Hardware, before moving to Synergy Equipment a year later.
Koontz said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to work for an organisation that is this passionate about their products. I am thrilled to start demoing Hy-Brid Lifts for customers in the mid-Atlantic US region to show them our lifts’ unlimited potential.”
Chief executive Terry Dolan added: “Derek will be a valuable asset for our customers in the mid-Atlantic region. His sales experience and passion for helping customers find the right solutions will make him a great addition to our team.”