Class 8 Parts Expands Executive Management Team

first_imgJohn Lowry, president of Class 8 Parts, commented, “We’ve been in business 15 years and we need to have a solid go-forward plan to maintain a profitable, long-term business. Making these additions to our executive management team creates a strong succession plan for the future. Tara and Finn are aggressive and focused. We are fortunate to have their talent and energy leading our business. At Class 8 Parts, we’re committed to quality sales and service – that’s our motto and this team will build upon that for many years to come.” NEW HOLLAND, Pa. – Class 8 Parts has announced the addition of two key personnel to its Executive Management Team. Jonathan “Finn” Lowry has been named vice president of sales and marketing. Lowry has been with Class 8 Parts for five years. Prior to Class 8 Parts, he spent seven years with Penske Corp., in various sales, management and customer service positions. His experience at Penske and Class 8 Parts provides him with the knowledge and proficiency necessary for this key role in the company. Finn is responsible for the management and strategic direction of all external and internal sales, customer service and marketing aspects of the business, including profitable growth and customer diversification. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement James “Fats” Kraybill, owner, now takes on the role of full-time salesman. Kraybill has been with Class 8 Parts for 15 years in a multitude of positions and will now be focused on his passion – sales. He will be servicing key customers that he has developed long-term relationships with, as well as developing growth opportunities with new customers and new markets. Tara Zimmerman has been named vice president of operations. Zimmerman has been with Class 8 Parts for nine years in a variety of positions, including inventory management, vendor program management, pricing and purchasing. Zimmerman is now responsible for the management and strategic direction of all operational aspects of the business, as well as improvements to the operational efficiency of Class 8 Parts and the implementation of Six Sigma processes. The company started in 1998 with five employees and 6,000 square feet of warehouse. Today, Class 8 Parts has 30 employees and 21,000 square feet of warehouse space – with most of the space merchandised for customers to view everything available, from seats and mattresses to brakes and wipers. Class 8 Parts is a member of HDA Truck Pride.last_img

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