US heavy trailer and crane dolly manufacturer Talbert has appointed David Henderson as dealer development manager.
With the expansion of Talbert’s facility in Liberty, North Carolina earlier this year, the company has created the new position to support its growing dealer network. Henderson will work closely with dealers and regional sales managers to improve the company’s recognition across the United States and Canada. His initial focus will be support for Talbert’s Tag-A-Long, Traveling Axle and Hydraulic Tail trailers.
He joins the company from equipment dealer Fabick Cat, where he was a territory manager, having joined in 2018, prior to that he had a similar role at agricultural equipment manufacturer Patz Corporation. He began his career in 2006 as an outside sales representative for V & H Truck, taking up a job as outside parts sales manager at Quality Truck Crane Centre five years later. In 2013 he moved to truck sales company JX Enterprises as parts sales executive, joining McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing three years later as territory parts and service representative. In early 2018 he was appointed regional sales manager at road and airport maintenance company M-B Companies, before moving to Patz.
Henderson said: “Growth has been a constant theme for me. I enjoy the challenge that comes with growing sales, networks and relationships. Every situation is different but finding the right solution for a customer or dealer is always rewarding. I’m looking forward to working with the Talbert team to build long lasting dealer relationships through one on one support and industry leading products.”
Vice president of sales and marketing Troy Geisler added: “Talbert Manufacturing had outgrown our capacity, so, with the North Carolina expansion, we made a strategic step toward maximising our potential. Along with increased production, we recognized the need to increase support for our dealers through a centralised position. Their success is our success. We believe David is a valuable addition to the Talbert team and will provide the necessary support for our continued growth.”