FleetPride Inc. an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has opened a new location in Cincinnati at 2514 Commerce Blvd. With this Greenfield expansion, FleetPride now will have three branches in Ohio. This new branch will expand the company’s service area in the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky market. Previously, Cincinnati was served through FleetPride’s facility in Lexington, Ky.
“Our new facility in Cincinnati will allow us to be more responsive to our significant customer base in Ohio and Kentucky,” says Lee Stockseth, chief operating officer. “Bill Vingiano, regional vice president, has assembled a great team servicing an important market for FleetPride via a Greenfield investment. We continue to selectively target Greenfield investment opportunities based on market opportunities and customer demand.”
The new Cincinnati location will be led by John Daniels, branch manager, who brings a wealth of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts experience. Additional team members include Jerry Phillips, area manager; Charlie Crawford, outside sales representative; Kevin Quinn, outside sales representative; Randy Lattire, counter parts sales representative; Andy St. John, territory sales manager; Jeff Martin, warehouse associate; and Tim Paquette, driver associate. Combined, the team boasts 140 years of industry specific experience.
“We continue to seek out opportunities for both acquiring and building new FleetPride locations in key markets across the U.S,” says W.M. McGee, president and chief executive officer. “So far in 2012, we have acquired or opened nine new locations. We anticipate these expansions will drive revenue and earnings growth this year and beyond.”