Hyundai has hired Jeff Pate as Vice President of Compact Equipment Sales, reporting to Mike Ross, Senior Vice President of HD Hyundai CE North America. “Jeff is a proven, dynamic, and passionate leader with 20-plus years in dealer and channel development, market intelligence, and strategic planning, including more than 10 years’ experience in the compact equipment sector,” Ross said.
Reporting directly to Pate are four new team members, each of whom will be responsible for sales and dealer development in distinct regions covering the United States and Canada. In the Construction Digest area, Dale McLemore, Brian Slavinski, and Darren Wallace will be joining the team.
McLemore, an industry veteran with 35 years of experience in compact equipment, is joining the company as Senior Dealer Development and National Accounts Manager for Compact Equipment covering the southeastern region. The southeastern region includes the following states: Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
Slavinski brings 12 years of experience to his role as District Manager for the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, including extensive knowledge of the equipment industry from both the retail and manufacturing side. The northeastern region includes the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.
Wallace, District Manager for the central region of the U.S. and Canada, brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with 20 years of industry experience in sales and dealer development. The central region includes the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
“During the past two years, we have added many compact-only Hyundai equipment dealers to our expanding network and will continue to aggressively recruit new dealers to support the sales momentum and growth we are seeing in this area,” Ross said. “We are excited about the creation of this new, dedicated compact equipment team and the support they will provide to Hyundai dealers and customers who are using our compact machines.”
HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to heavy excavators; wheeled excavators; wheel loaders; articulated dump trucks; skid steer and compact track loaders; compaction equipment; and hydraulic breakers. Comprising more than 180 locations, the North American dealer network sells and services Hyundai Construction Equipment.