Peterbilt hosts parts leadership conference

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More than 200 Peterbilt dealership parts managers from throughout North America recently convened in Dallas for the 2005 Peterbilt Parts Leadership Conference. Attendees took part in business strategy meetings, participated in workshops and honored their peers receiving Manager of Excellence awards.

Structured around a theme of “Technology, Opportunity: A Formula for Success,” the two-day event featured a tour of Peterbilt’s manufacturing facility in nearby Denton, as well as interactive sessions showcasing the wide array of technologies utilized by Peterbilt dealerships.

During a special awards dinner and ceremony at the conference, Peterbilt recognized its top-performing dealership parts managers. Lee Anderson, parts manager for Peterbilt of Utah, received the highest honor and was named Peterbilt’s North American Parts Manager of Excellence. Anderson has worked within the Peterbilt network for more than 20 years and joined Peterbilt of Utah in 1998.

Peterbilt Parts Manager of Excellence regional award winners were:

  • Great Lakes Region Parts Manager of Excellence – Rick Tames, Peterbilt of Council Bluffs of Council Bluffs, Iowa;
  • Southeast Region Parts Manager of Excellence – Mike Howell, Rush Peterbilt Truck Center-Winter Garden of Winter Garden, Fla.;
  • Northeast Region Parts Manager of Excellence – Greg Blessing, Hunter Keystone Peterbilt of Lancaster, Pa.;
  • Midwest Region Parts Manager of Excellence – Alan Garms, Rush Peterbilt Truck Center-Houston; and
  • Canadian Region Parts Manager of Excellence – Stan Potie, Frontier Peterbilt Sales of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.