Mack Trucks Inc, Lehigh Valley PA, has named East Texas Mack Sales LLC, Longview TX, the 2008 North American Distributor of the Year.
Bill Bankston is East Texas Mack’s dealer principal. East Texas Mack was founded in 1976, currently has 65 employees, and has an emphasis on construction and off-road applications.
Each year, Mack acknowledges the efforts and contributions of its dealer network by honoring high-performing distributors in its North American and International business units. The year 2008 marks the first time Mack has named a distributor of the Year for all of North America.
Selection criteria include sales, facilities, personnel, service, parts, general management, customer satisfaction, and community service.
Mack also named 2008 winners for each of its US regional sales divisions:
•Northeast Region: Beam Mack Sales & Service Inc, Rochester NY.
•Southeast Region: Worldwide Equipment, Prestonburg KY.
•Central Region: Indiana Truck Sales & Service Inc, Indianapolis IN.
•Southwest Region: East Texas Mack Sales LLC, Longview TX.
•Western Region: TEC of Southern California, La Mirada CA.
In addition, Redhead Equipment Ltd, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, was Mack Canada Distributor of the Year.
RDO Truck Center, Fargo ND, was named National Used Truck Distributor of the Year award, while the Mack Leasing System National Distributor of the Year award went to Tri-State Leasing, Memphis TN. Tri-State also was the MLS Southeast Region distributor of the year while Conway Beam Leasing, East Syracuse NY was the Northeast Region leasing distributor of the year.
For the second time in three years, Maquinarias y Camiones SA (MACASA) of Guayaquil, Ecuador, was named International Distributor of the year. MACASA has represented Mack for more than 30 years. The company has 15 locations throughout Ecuador.