Mitsubishi Electric hires new account managers

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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA) said Thursday they company has added two national account managers for its heavy-duty truck business.

Scott Balgenorth will be responsible for Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel, and Thomas Built Busses), and Motor Coach Industries (MCI).  Balgenorth is also heading up the North American coach, school and transit bus sector.

Marc Van Poperin will be responsible for North American truck fleet customer support, service, communications, and training, is also working to generate sales with heavy duty dealers and distributor organizations.

As national account managers, Balgenorth and Van Poperin manage the growth of business in their specific areas, and oversee all related sales and account management activities. They also serve as liaisons between customers and Mitsubishi Electric’s engineering, manufacturing and customer support functions.

“Our business is growing to meet the needs of our customers, so we are very pleased to welcome these dedicated and talented people to our team,” heavy-duty sales manager Tony Pantuso says. “They will help amplify Mitsubishi Electric’s customer-focused approach, enabling us to develop customized solutions for our strategic partners. Outstanding customer support is a top priority for us, so adding resources that will allow us to offer more in this area is a good investment for us.”

Mitsubishi Electric supplies starters and alternators to heavy-duty truck OEMs and the aftermarket.

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