Mack Trucks Inc has announced recipients of its 2003 Distributor of the Year awards. Roger Kriete, dealer principal of Milwaukee Mack Sales, was selected United States Distributor of the Year. His father purchased Milwaukee Mack in 1951.The younger Kriete became dealer principal in 1973, and has since opened three more locations in Wisconsin.
Besides Kriete, who represents the Central Region, other 2003 US regional winners include:
Northeast — Debra Harvey, Harvey Mack Sales & Service, New Castle DE
Southwest — Tom Graddy and Tom Ewing, Houston Mack Sales & Service, Houston TX
Southeast — Ted Steele, Steele Truck Center, Fort Myers FL
Western — Jack O'Brien, Arizona Truck Center, Phoenix AZ
The Mack Canada Distributor of the Year is Richard “Rick” Mayer, Mack Sales & Service in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Roberto Salinas, chairman and chief executive officer of Salinas Y Fabres, based in Santiago, Chile, was recognized as the Mack International Distributor of the Year.