Benson welcomes new director of engineering

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Benson International — a manufacturer of class 6-8 specialty trailers and bodies — has named Travis McCloud as director of engineering, responsible for overseeing all engineering functions at Benson’s four facilities in Cadiz, Ky.; Mineral Wells, W.Va.; Meyersdale, Pa. and Oneida, Tenn.

McCloud has worked as a design engineer for Honda Engineering of North America, and most recently he was chief engineer for Heil Trailer International. He holds seven patents and currently has two pending.

“We are extremely fortunate to have found someone of McCloud’s caliber to join the Benson family,” says Donnie Holland, president of Benson International. “Benson’s mission has always been ‘to manufacture premium specialty and transportation-related products to meet diverse customer needs,’ and I firmly believe that McCloud will bring innovative ideas to the table to assist us in fulfilling this mission.”