January 3, 2014
Class 8 Parts announces the addition of two key personnel to its executive management team.
Tara Zimmerman has been named vice president of operations, and Jonathan “Finn” Lowry has been named vice president of sales and marketing.
Zimmerman has been with Class 8 Parts for nine years, and 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 says.
Lowry is a five-year veteran of Class 8 Parts, and the company says he will be 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
“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,” says John Lowry, president at Class 8 Parts. “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.”
Class 8 Parts also announces James “Fats” Kraybill, owner, will take on a role of fulltime salesman. Kraybill has been with Class 8 Parts for 15 years in a multitude of positions and will now be focused on servicing key customers he has developed long-term relationships with, as well as developing growth opportunities with new customers and new markets.
Class 8 Parts is located in New Holland, Pa. and is a member of HDA Truck Pride.