Talbert names Conner SE regional sales manager

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Talbert Manufacturing, a provider of specialty-built trailers and transport systems, has named Jeff Conner area sales manager for the Southeast, a territory that comprises Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Conner is a veteran in the sales and marketing of specialized transportation equipment and services with a business scope that includes new trailers, components, modifications and parts and service support. His marketing experience includes dealer management and direct sales, key customer and new product line development, and core research skills supporting entry into new markets and applications.

Most recently, Conner was a member of the sales and consulting team of TransMaster Trailers, a division of Master Solutions. Prior to that, Conner served as district sales manager for Liddell Trailers, where he achieved a top sales ranking in an eight-state territory focusing on custom multi-axle units. At the same time, he developed a new product line for initial entry into the wind energy market. From 1999 to 2005, Conner was regional sales manager for Fontaine Trailer Co., where he managed dealer and direct sales of multiple product lines in the Central and Southeastern territories. Conner began his career in truck dealer sales and management at Kenworth of Birmingham.

“With his extensive knowledge and experience in heavy-haul trailer markets, Jeff Connor is well-known and respected throughout our industry,” says Greg Smith, vice president of marketing and sales for Talbert Manufacturing. “His addition not only benefits Talbert – it also benefits our dealers and customers.”