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VT HACKNEY PROMOTES JOHN SOMMER JR. TO VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES FOR KIDRON TRUCK PRODUCTS
Washington, N.C., April 2, 2013
VT Hackney, Inc. (VT Hackney), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc.
(VT Systems), today announced the promotion of John Sommer, Jr. to the position of Vice President of Sales for Kidron Truck Products. In his role, Sommer will oversee all strategic sales efforts related to Kidron, including management of Kidron’s National Account and Regional Sales team.
“John has been an integral part of Kidron’s sales growth since his career began,” says Mike Tucker, President, VT Hackney. “He has a great understanding of the value of Kidron products and how they translate to customer needs. His background in aftermarket, customer service and national account sales has served as great preparation for his new role.”
Sommer’s career in the industry started at Waltco Lift Corporation before he joined Kidron in 1998. Throughout his time at Kidron, Sommer has held various management positions in areas of customer service, marketing and sales. Before his promotion, Sommer served seven years as National Accounts Director.
“The Kidron brand represents leadership in the industry,” says Sommer. “We are blessed with an experienced employee base and exceptional sales team. I look forward to the new challenge and continuing the success of Kidron Truck Products.” Sommer is a 1993 business graduate of the University of Akron and continues to live in the Akron area with his wife, Carey, and three children.
VT Hackney, headquartered in Washington, N.C.is one of the nation’s leading specialty truck body and trailer manufacturers, marketing its products to a diverse group of markets under the leading Hackney and Kidron brands. Today, VT Hackney operates manufacturing facilities in four states and has 24 assembly and service partners worldwide. The company has registered trademarks in 40 countries and serves customers in over 60 countries worldwide.
VT Hackney, a company of VT Systems, is the leading manufacturer in North America for specialized truck bodies and trailers that services multi-stop food and beverage service distributors and municipal emergency rescue departments. With its two leading brands, Hackney and Kidron, VT Hackney specializes in beverage truck bodies and trailers, emergency rescue bodies and trailers, contractor services truck bodies and multi-temperature refrigerated truck bodies and trailers. Please visit www.vthackney.com.
VT Systemsis an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripherals; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.