East Manufacturing president to retire; successor appointed

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East Manufacturing Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer David Tate is retiring on Nov, 1 after 32 years of service, the Randolph, Ohio-based company announced. Tate will be succeeded by David de Poincy, who joined the company Aug. 1 and is transitioning into the president and COO position.

After having served six years as a U.S. Navy officer and seven years in sales and management with a computer services company, Tate began his career with East in 1979 as director of marketing. He also served as vice president sales and marketing and executive vice president prior to promotion to his current position in 1999.

“I am very proud of the people of our company who have worked so hard to help East Manufacturing achieve a very strong brand name as a leader in the aluminum trailer industry,” says Tate. “And I am pleased to announce my replacement, David de Poincy. He brings a wealth of business experience to East, having served as president of three companies over the last 17 years, including nine years with trailer manufacturer Transcraft Corporation. I am most confident Dave will have a long and successful tenure at East.”