Utility Trailer names Harris director of purchasing, logistics

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. — a manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds and Tautliner curtain-sided trailers — announced the appointment of John Harris to director of purchasing and logistics. Since joining the company in 1988, Harris has been recognized for driving numerous successes and efficiencies throughout the organization, including enhancements in design and layout of production facilities, as well as improved vendor relationships within the purchasing department.

“John is an integral part of the improvements we have achieved within our trailer manufacturing operation,” says Stephen Bennett, vice president of purchasing for Utility Trailer, based in City of Industry, Calif. “”He has been a tremendous asset to driving momentum and synergies within our expansive vendor network, particularly from his work in opening communication channels with our partners.”

In addition to continuing his current responsibilities with the company’s purchasing operations, Harris will be working to reduce costs for both inbound freight to Utility Trailer’s five manufacturing facilities and outbound delivery of trailers to dealers nationwide.