Fontaine Fifth Wheel has new president

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has named a new president and three vice presidents, the company announced Monday.

Buck Buchanan is now president of the fifth wheel manufacturer; Mike Randolph is vice president, sales and marketing, North America; Aaron Puckett is vice president, regional sales; and Paige Petroni is vice president, aftermarket sales.

Buchanan has served as president of sister company Fontaine Intermodal for the past five years. He joined Fontaine Trailer in 2004 where he served as vice president, sales and marketing. He also previously served as vice president of Fontaine Military Products. Buchanan previously spent five years at Heil Environmental as director of key accounts, and 10 years at Thermatrix Inc. serving in European and North American sales management roles. Buchanan also spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a logistics officer, reaching the rank of Captain prior to starting his civilian career.

As president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel, he will focus on setting strategy, gaining market share and leveraging technology to improve margins.

“I am excited by the challenge of heading up such an iconic Marmon company as Fontaine Fifth Wheel and feel extremely fortunate to have inherited a very strong management team,” says Buchanan. “I look forward to working closely with our entire team to re-enforce Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s position as the preeminent fifth wheel supplier.”

Randolph has more than 25 years of diversified experience within the heavy-duty trucking industry, including national account fleet sales, sales management, and marketing and promotional events. He spent six years working for Volvo Trucks North America, 19 years with Daimler Trucks North America/Freightliner, and six years with the Freightliner dealer organization. In his new position, Fontaine says Randolph is responsible for North American sales and marketing in three sales channels: OEM, aftermarket, and dealer/OEM fleet sales and customer service.

Puckett has worked for Fontaine for more than 25 years and has served Fontaine Fifth Wheel in many roles, including OEM sales manager, director of customer support, and director of national fleet sales.  As vice president of regional sales, Puckett will lead a team focused on growing fleet and dealer business in the United States and Mexico, the company says.

Petroni has worked for Fontaine for nine years, first as controller of Fontaine Parts Connection, then as vice president of finance for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2011. She previously served as CFO at Sterling Capital Management. In her new position, Fontaine says she is responsible for the commercial strategy and path to market for all aftermarket sales and customer service.

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