An experienced industry veteran, Hester brings HD experience, practical thinking and a track record of strategic growth to his new position with EMCO.
TULSA, Okla., USA — EMCO Industries, a leading manufacturer of leaf springs for trailers, agricultural equipment, recreational vehicles and specialty vehicles, announced the installment of Marcus Hester to the position of vice president. A 22-year sales and marketing veteran with a proven background in business development and market expansion, Hester will head up EMCO’s efforts to grow its business in the heavy-duty trailer market.
“We’re very excited to have Marcus join our team and are pleased to have someone of his caliber and with his background to help us navigate our advancements into new markets,” said Tyler Jones, president of EMCO Industries. “As Marcus brings his extensive background in managing targeted sales initiatives to EMCO’s existing capabilities, we think the opportunities for growth in key strategic markets will be significant.”
In his new post, Hester will help manage and sustain growth in EMCO’s existing agricultural, light-and medium-duty trailer and specialty vehicle suspension markets, as well as its rotary cutting blade business. He will also lead business development initiatives in the heavy-duty trailer market, particularly focusing on 22.5K axle leaf spring capacities. He will be stationed at the company’s home offices in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Most recently, Hester held the position of chief marketing officer for vehicle lighting company Optronics International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northeastern State University. Hester has served two terms on the board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) as well as serving on numerous committees and currently serves as the chair of the organization’s membership committee.
“The marketplace has clearly communicated to us that it needs another competitive domestic leaf spring manufacturer,” said Jones. “And now with Marcus and our 30 years of experience manufacturing in the heartland of America, we’re just the folks to deliver.”
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About EMCO Industries, LLC.
Since 1990, EMCO Industries and its sister company, TRP International, have manufactured a complete line of leaf springs, axle components, agricultural implements and rotary cutting blades. The company offers an extensive variety of cataloged part numbers and designs and engineers products specifically for custom application. Its products can be found on light- to heavy-duty trailers, agricultural equipment, recreational vehicles and the axles of major original equipment manufacturers. The company also manufactures leaf springs for a variety of specialty vehicles including shuttle buses, airport ground support vehicles, skid steer equipment and golf carts. EMCO manufactures springs with capacities ranging from 250 pounds (114 kg) to 12,500 pounds (5,670 kg). It prides itself on providing the finest manufactured products available, and in having the most responsive service to its customers. It serves customers around the world from its facilities in Claremore, Okla., Dallas, Texas., Elkhart, Ind., and Haixing, China. For more information, visit https://emcoind.com/ and trpintl.com.