Great Dane announced promotions for three members of its engineering management team headquartered in Savannah, Ga. Effective immediately, Charlie Fetz, Adam Hill and Alan Whiten will assume new titles and increased responsibilities within the department.
Fetz, a Great Dane veteran of more than 30 years, has been named vice president of design and development and will oversee all products from conception to production. He also will be responsible for structural evaluations. For the past 10 years, Fetz has held the role of vice president of research and has been instrumental in developing new and innovative materials used in manufacturing Great Dane products while leading a team of the best design engineers in the industry.
Hill has been promoted to vice president of product and sales engineering and will provide engineering expertise and support for sales quotations and ordering in addition to overseeing product engineering at Great Dane’s production locations. He and his team will continue to act as a liaison between engineering, sales and manufacturing groups. Hill began his career with Great Dane out of college and has held various roles of increasiing responsibility. Most recently, he served the company as director of customer technical services. Hill’s understanding of products and specifications has delivered creative solutions for Great Dane’s customers for nearly 18 years.
As director of manufacturing engineering, Whiten will oversee capital projects at Great Dane’s manufacturing facilities, including plant automation, facility design, new construction, renovations and equipment upgrades. Since joining Great Dane in 1998, Whiten has played a key role in automating manufacturing processes, improving both quality and efficiency.
“We have an exceptionally skilled engineering staff here in Savannah, led by our veterans Charlie, Adam and Alan,” says Rick Mullininx, executive vice president of engineering at Great Dane. “We look forward to more breakthroughs from our engineering group as we continue to develop the next generation of Great Dane products and innovations.”