FleetPride, Inc. has promoted Lee Stockseth to president. He now will hold the dual title of president and chief operating officer and will continue to report to W. M. McGee, chairman and CEO.
FleetPride says Stockseth’s primary focus will be to oversee branch operations, sales, supply chain, as well as continuing to streamline FleetPride’s 230 existing operations from a best practices perspective. In addition to the above duties, FleetPride says Stockseth will be responsible for executing the integration of the company’s growth strategy through acquisitions and greenfields.
“Lee has been instrumental in shaping FleetPride’s strategic direction. In looking at FleetPride’s long-term succession plan, Lee was the natural choice for the role of president as he has demonstrated great leadership in the COO position and has been invaluable in our efforts to expand and grow the company. As president, he will leverage his wealth of experience in the heavy-duty trucking industry and branch operations to ensure the growth of FleetPride well into the future,” says McGee.
Stockseth has 29 years of experience in the heavy-duty trucking industry. During his tenure at FleetPride, Stockseth has held a variety of positions, including vice president and regional manager of the Western and Central regions and vice president of operations.
“I’m excited about the future of FleetPride,” says Stockseth. “We continually add process improvements and technology advances that allow us to offer our customers comprehensive parts and service solutions from name brand, major suppliers. Our recently assimilated corporate functions strengthen our branch support and make us a company poised for more growth in our existing branches as well as new markets. The deep talent we have at all levels in the organization will allow us to continue to successfully execute our strategies in the coming years.”