John Gendelman, president of Northeast Great Dane, will have a significant ownership interest in Northeast Great Dane, as will other key executives. Gendelman will remain as president, according to a press release.
Northeast Great Dane serves the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and specializes in new and used trailer sales, aftermarket truck and trailer parts, graphic design and installation, and trailer service capabilities including mobile service.
“The acquisition gives us the opportunity to expand our Great Dane trailer dealership business,’’ said Dennis Van Lannen, chief executive of Trudell Holdings. “With the five Trudell trailer sales locations and adding the five Northeast Great Dane locations, we are now able to further enhance our collective customers’ experiences from the Upper Midwest to New England. ‘’
Rob Ulsh, vice president of of dealer and international sales at Northeast Great Dane, said: “Great Dane has a world-class dealer network and I am proud to see two great organizations merge to fortify the future of our distribution. For many years, Trudell Trailers and Northeast Great Dane have been successful as independent representatives of our brand and I look forward to seeing what the two companies will do together.’’
Northeast Great Dane is the sixth acquisition Trudell has made in the past 10 years. About 165 are employed at the Northeast Great Dane locations. No job losses will result from the acquisition, which brings total employment to 400 within the Trudell Holdings businesses, the company said.