Freightliner Trucks Awards Top Dealer Sales Professionals Elite Status

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 27, 2014 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has awarded its top dealer sales professionals “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Sales Achievement program.

Created in 2003 and named after Freightliner Trucks’ founder Leland James, the program recognizes and rewards outstanding sales results of sales professionals from dealerships in the United States and Canada. Recipients were selected for on-highway, medium-duty and severe-duty sales success, and each winner will receive a custom plaque and gift. The top 26 sales professionals will be honored at a special awards ceremony later this year.

Achievement is based on successful sales but also takes into consideration other criteria, including total number of customers, type of trucks sold and training certification.

“Our Leland James Elite program recognizes sales professionals who sell to a variety of customers into many market segments,” said David Hames, general manager, product marketing and strategy for Freightliner Trucks. “The winners are truly well-rounded and exemplify superior salesmanship. We are honored to award them Leland James Elite status.”

Added Brian Cota, vice president of sales for Freightliner Trucks: “We are pleased to offer this program each year to create an exciting competition that honors our top dealer sales professionals. They work very hard and deserve the recognition.”

The Freightliner Trucks Leland James Elite winners for 2013-2014:

Silver Elite Winners
Bob Arrington Tampa Truck Center Tampa FL
David Klockow Hill Truck Sales South Bend IN
Dennis Legrand Truck Country Of Iowa Dubuque IA
Rohit Madan Harper Truck Centres Mississauga ON
Steve Petch Metro Freightliner Milton ON
Rex Willis Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Top 20 Elite Winners
Anthony Amadio Campbell Freightliner Monroe Township NJ
Gary Bond Dallas Freightliner Dallas TX
Jesse Boyd Fort Worth Freightliner Fort Worth TX
Darryl Cekalski Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Caleb Cook Valley Equipment Hartland NB
Bryan Crawford Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Ron Donze Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
Ken Dunnam Dallas Freightliner Dallas TX
Jeff Gibbs Premium Truck & Trailer West Kelowna BC
Kenton Good Freightliner of Lancaster Lancaster PA
Steven Gustafson Tri State Truck Center Shrewsbury MA
Dan Hill Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Truman Ingram Freightliner of Montgomery Montgomery AL
Stan Lowrey Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Mike McCarthy Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Don Neeb Westman Freightliner Mankato MN
Colby Neumann Dallas Freightliner Dallas TX
Jeff Osborne Truck Centers, Inc. Evansville IN
Will Schafer Transwest Truck Trailer RV Commerce City CO
Dan Walters San Diego Freightliner San Diego CA
Elite Winners
Mark Anderson Warner Industries Regina SK
Ryan Bastian Truck Country Of Iowa Cedar Rapids IA
Ryan Beard Peach State Freightliner Jefferson GA
David Beltran On The Border Freightliner El Paso TX
Jeb Berg Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Chris Bertagnoli Truck Country Of Wisconsin Oak Creek WI
John Biegger Transwest Truck Trailer RV Commerce City CO
Tony Bodway Truck Country Of Wisconsin Oak Creek WI
Justin Brande Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Darryl Breiner Berman Freightliner Leesport PA
Fred Bucklin Oklahoma City Freightliner Oklahoma City OK
Brett Carrubba Empire Truck Sales Slidell LA
Michael Clark San Diego Freightliner San Diego CA
Kevin Coen Nebraska Truck Center Grand Island NE
Tim Cory Fyda Freightliner Columbus OH
Greg Danner Truck Country Of Wisconsin Kaukauna WI
Jerry Dewall Freightliner Of Grand Rapids Wyoming MI
Scott Donovan Stoops Freightliner Indianapolis IN
Lynn Dundee Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Johnn Engberson Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Erick Fairchild Tulsa Freightliner Tulsa OK
Pat Fee Pacific Truck Center Coburg OR
Rudy Flores On The Border Freightliner El Paso TX
Scott Frederickson Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Greg Gates Wolverine Freightliner Mount Clemens MI
Francois Giguere Globocam Pointe-Claire QC
Bryan Glenn Triad Freightliner Greensboro NC
Terry Glidden Truck Centers Of Arkansas North Little Rock AR
Richard Guay Globocam Pointe-Claire QC
Gary Habel Team Truck Centres Kitchener ON
Paul Hajos Truck Country Of Wisconsin Kaukauna WI
Al Hansen Truck Country Of Wausau Rothschild WI
Greg Heisterkamp I-State Truck Center Sioux City IA
Jimmy Hill Triad Freightliner Greensboro NC
Mike Humes Fyda Freightliner Youngstown OH
Dave Hunt McCoy Freightliner Portland OR
Mike Iden Lubbock Truck Sales Lubbock TX
Brian Jackson Empire Truck Sales Richland MS
Kermit Jones Virginia Truck Center Roanoke VA
Jeff Kealey Francis Canada Truck Centre Ottawa ON
John Keeney Campbell Freightliner Monroe Township NJ
Gary Kretschmer River States Truck And Trailer Eau Claire WI
Blake Macpherson Team Truck Centres Maidstone ON
Benoit Mathieu Camions Freightliner Quebec Levis QC
John Michel Sacramento Truck Center Sacramento CA
Nick Morgan Freightliner Of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Michael Munoz Bakersfield Truck Center Bakersfield CA
Dean Needham Sacramento Truck Center Sacramento CA
Kelly Nelson Dave Syverson Freightliner Rochester MN
Blaine Nicholls Metro Freightliner Hamilton Stoney Creek ON
Mike Noon Truck Center Companies Omaha NE
Bruce Parker TAG Truck Center Memphis TN
John Patkunas Truck Centers, Inc. Springfield IL
Michael Peloquin Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Ted Peterson First Truck Centre Vancouver Surrey BC
Roger Pockett Freightliner Manitoba Winnipeg MB
Rod Popp Freightliner Of Red Deer Red Deer AB
Jake Reichert Fyda Freightliner Columbus OH
Duane Schaefer TransChicago Truck Group Elmhurst IL
John Scheller River States Truck And Trailer Eau Claire WI
Cliff Scoresby Freightliner Of Idaho Jerome ID
Thomas Siderius Freightliner Of Grand Rapids Wyoming MI
Todd Sipe Truck Center Companies Wichita KS
Skip Skehan Freightliner of Maine Westbrook ME
Mark Sorensen Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Mark Stovall Fyda Freightliner Youngstown OH
Waylon Swanson I-State Truck Center Sioux Falls SD
Joe Switzer Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
Steve Tancos Fyda Freightliner Columbus OH
Skaria Thomas New West Truck Centres Calgary AB
John Tillisch Fargo Freightliner Fargo ND
Rick Vasquez Bakersfield Truck Center Bakersfield CA
Steve Willmore Freightliner Of Idaho Jerome ID
Matthew Wolfe Truck Centers Of Arkansas Springdale AR
Trevor Yates Truck Centers, Inc. Troy IL
Sales Manager Winners
Todd Albanese Los Angeles Freightliner Fontana CA
Mark Burton Freightliner of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Peter Gunderson Houston Freightliner Houston TX
Lee Howard Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Brian Vostrez Dallas Freightliner Dallas TX

For more information on Freightliner Trucks, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.  Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

SOURCE: Freightliner Trucks