Fontaine Modification makes personnel changes

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Fontaine Modification, a North American provider of custom truck modification services, announced several personnel changes intended to further strengthen its focus on innovation and engineering excellence:

• Dan Jaynes, promoted to vice president of new product development and quality assurance, has been with Fontaine Modification for almost three years, serving as director of quality systems and corporate procurement. He previously worked for Daimler Trucks;
• Kim Hall had served in many roles in the Dublin Modification Center for more than 10 years prior to her recent promotion to director of training and employee development;
• Erik Swanger, who joined the company as director of innovation, has 20 years of experience in the truck and bus industry. He is focused on developing new products at a pace that meets Fontaine’s speed-to-market commitments;
• Bill O’Shea, promoted to director of fleet services, has been with Fontaine since 1999, previously serving as director of customer response and sales engineering compliance and warranty assurance;
• Ivan Barnes was promoted to director of vocational services;
• Harrison Dearth was promoted to production manager at Fontaine’s Dublin Modification Center. Previously, he was the national warranty and aftermarket parts manager; and
• Jennifer Lee was promoted to Southern Region inventory control manager, based in Garland, Texas. She previously served in both production and quality assurance for the company.

“We’ve invested heavily in top-tier personnel to enable Fontaine Modification to transition from a ‘mod shop’ into an engineering organization that provides truck modification services,” says Will Trantham, president. “Filling crucial positions throughout the company with industry veterans and engineers ensures that we design and build better products, maintain consistently high quality and meet the speed-to-market needs of our customers.”

Trantham says the company already is seeing results. “We recently developed a modification for the auto hauling industry that was designed, prototyped and delivered to the market in less than 60 days,” he says. “It is expected to improve customer operating efficiencies from 60 percent to more than 80 percent.”