09/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Dueco Names New Leaders for Two Sales Regions

Dueco, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has promoted long-time western region manager Ron Koosman to vice president of sales for the western region. In addition, Dueco has hired industry veteran Jim Kraschinsky as vice president of sales for its central and eastern division.

Dueco says it is the United States’ largest privately owned provider of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tensioning equipment, and utility trailers.

Before his recent promotion, Koosman had served as Dueco’s western division sales manager since 1993, when Dueco became the distributor for Terex Utilities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and eastern Nebraska. Koosman has supported the Telelect product line since 1966, starting as an installation mechanic, and progressing to service mechanic, service manager, and area sales manager for Northwest Telelect, then as product manager for Road Machinery & Supplies, which purchased Northwest Telelect in 1979. He was order entry manager and western region sales manager for Telelect when RMS sold the group to Terex in 1982. In all, Koosman has served Telelect customers for 45 years.

Jim Kraschinsky comes to Dueco after serving as vice president of sales and service for The Reading Group, a truck equipment manufacturer and distributor in Reading, Pa. He previously had been president of the Stahl Division of The Scott Fetzer Company, a truck body manufacturer. Kraschinsky has held sales and marketing leadership positions with companies for nearly 30 years. He also served as trustee and second vice-president of the National Truck Equipment Association from 2003 – 2006 and was on the advisory committee of the Department of Marketing at Cleveland State University, where he received an MBA in finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

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