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Briggs Equipment Names New Vice President National Accounts

Monday, October 22, 2012

Briggs Equipment, one of the largest dealers of industrial and construction equipment in North America, is pleased to name Ross Pruett the company’s new Vice President of National Accounts.

In his role, Pruett will lead a team of senior executives charged with international and strategic business development within North America.

Before joining Briggs, Pruett served as the Senior Border Trade Advisor for the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce where he led strategic definition for the department’s work along the U.S. / Mexico border in trade facilitation and promotion.

With more than 15 years experience in global logistics, Ross has held executive roles with CEVA Freight and Brightpoint Europe specializing in multi-country, raw materials supply chain design, cross-border vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs, and pan-European retail channel distribution.

“We need a strong leader to help us continue to grow the Briggs Equipment brand,” said Mike Winemiller, President, Briggs Equipment. “I am certain that Ross’ expertise in global logistics and international business relations will help us position Briggs Equipment as the leading materials handling equipment company in North America.”

Pruett began his career selling Raymond narrow warehouse equipment and systems installation services throughout the Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico.

Ross holds a Master’s of Science in Accounting and Information Management received from The University of Texas at Dallas as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Latin American Studies from Baylor University.

Ross is a decorated veteran having served in the U.S. Army as a Latin American Cryptologic Intelligence Linguist. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Ronda. They have a son Andrew who lives in Oregon.

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