Wells will manage all sales activity in the Southwest region, which includes Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting within that region.
Located in Katy, Texas, Wells comes to Takeuchi from Bank of the West where he was a Vice President and Senior National Account Manager. While there, he managed Takeuchi Financial Services, working directly with the company’s dealer network to secure retail financing and credit approvals. Wells holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi.
“Austin has a unique background, having worked on the financial services side of the equipment business prior to joining Takeuchi as a Regional Business Manager,” said Klusmeyer. “His experience working with dealers as well as his excellent relationship-building and communication skills make him a great fit as a Regional Business Manager. We’re pleased to have him as a part of our team in the growing Southwest region.”
Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, and skid steer loaders.