Hyundai North America Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales/Support Team
Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at Conexpo, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America has announced the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.
Hyundai has hired Jeff Pate as vice president of Compact Equipment Sales. Pate will supervise four new team members, each of whom will be responsible for sales and dealer development in distinct regions covering the US and Canada.
Dale McLemore, an industry veteran with 35 years’ experience in compact equipment, is joining the company as senior dealer development and national accounts manager for compact equipment covering the southeastern region. Brian Slavinski brings 12 years of experience to his role as district manager for the northeastern US and eastern Canada, including extensive knowledge of the equipment industry from both the retail and manufacturing side.
Darren Wallace, district manager for the Central region of the U.S. and Canada, also brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, with 20 years of industry experience in sales and dealer development. And finally, Mike Dahs joins the team as district manager for the western US and Canada. Dahls has spent the last two years on the OEM side of the business, following nine years of retail experience working for a successful multi-line construction equipment dealer.