Glasvan Hires Trucking Industry Heavyweight Bobby Bates
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
MISSISSAUGA, Canada, March 28, 2017 – Glasvan Great Dane (www.glasvangreatdane.com) is proud to announce the appointment of Bobby Bates in his new role of Equipment Account Manager. Bobby has been entrusted to grow Glasvan Great Dane, and is responsible for the selling and leasing of all new and used product lines – Great Dane, Landoll, Chaparral by Doonan, Etnyre, Autocar and Doonan Specialized Trailers. Bobby brings to the team over 10 years of sales and management experience from the truck side of the industry.
Bobby spent the majority of his career doing sales and leasing negotiations. He joins Glasvan from a leading truck OEM, where he was the General Manager of the leasing division and also worked in new truck sales. He grew the leasing division both on the lease and rental side. He was instrumental in solidifying client relationships with major breweries, and he secured deals with leading food service entities, pharmaceutical waste companies and major dry freight linehaulers. Prior to this, Bobby worked in trailer leasing and he spent some time at his family’s used truck equipment business.
“Bobby is 3rd generation transport business and has diesel running in his veins,” said George Cobham Jr., Vice President Sales and Marketing at Glasvan Great Dane. “His comprehensive network, excellent reputation, knowledge and passion for the business will serve our customers well. We are excited to have him on board, and we are confident that he will strengthen Glasvan relationships and cement us as the number one provider of trailers and yard tractors in the industry.”
Coming from a long line of trucking and transportation pioneers, Bobby’s truck knowledge and passion make him a natural candidate to sell the Glasvan Autocar and shunt truck product offering. Bobby is backed by his family’s 65 years long involvement in the industry. His grandfather owned several trucking companies with Network Transport being dominant. His father has been in the transportation industry for 35 years, and Bobby worked for him selling all makes and models of trucks and trailers. Both his brothers also specialize in transportation.
“I’m committed to expanding Glasvan’s client relationships and introducing the product lines and several premium brands to untapped and niche markets,” said Bobby Bates, Equipment Account Manager for Glasvan Great Dane. “My goal is to develop strong relationships and trust with Glasvan clientele, so that we can offer them the value and solutions they need to run an efficient and profitable operation.”