Dueco makes personnel appointments

By Lindsey Anderson09 May 2011

Utility equipment provider Dueco, Inc., has appointed Ron Koosman from Western regional manager to vice president of sales for the Western region. The company also appointed Jim Kraschinsky as vice president of sales for the Central and Eastern divisions.

Koosman has served as Western division sales manager with Dueco since 1993, when Dueco became the distributor for Terex Utilities in a five state area including Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Koosman has supported the Telelect product line since 1966, starting as an installation mechanic, then progressing to service mechanic, service manager and area sales manager for Northwest Telelect. He then served as product manager for Road Machinery & Supplies, which purchased Northwest Telelect in 1979. He served as order entry manager and Western region sales manager for Telelect when RMS sold the group to Terex in 1982.

Kraschinsky comes to Dueco from his role as vice president of sales and service for The Reading Group, a truck equipment manufacturer and distributor based in Reading, PA. He previously served as president of the Stahl Division of The Scott Fetzer Company, a truck body manufacturer. He has held various sales and marketing leadership positions with companies spanning nearly 30 years. Kraschinsky served as trustee and second vice president of the National Truck Equipment Association from 2003 to 2006 and was on the advisory committee of the department of marketing at Cleveland State University, where he received an MBA in Finance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron.

"Ron [Koosman] has brought significant leadership and customer relations to our Western team and we are pleased to recognize his contributions with this appointment. We are also excited to have Jim [Kraschinsky] be a part of our team, bringing considerable experience and knowledge within our industry. Together, their sound leadership and focus on serving the customer enable DUECO to be well-positioned for the future," said, Judie Taylor, president of Dueco.

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