Felling Trailers Names Joe Pessen as South-Central Regional Sales Manager

Joe Pessen, South-Central Regional Sales Manager

Joe Pessen, Felling Trailers’ South-Central Regional Sales Manager

Felling Trailers Inc., a national leader in industrial and commercial trailers, has recently named Joe Pessen as a regional sales manager to serve the South-Central territory. He will be responsible for all sales development, activity, and dealer support within Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.

As the regional manager for the South-Central territory, his primary responsibilities will be to achieve regional market share objectives with the existing dealer base and develop new dealers in the assigned territory, providing training and product support. Joe will be taking over the South-Central region once served by Gary Knudsen, who retired at the end of 2021. “I chose to work at Felling Trailers as I was aware of the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every one of the trailers the company produces,” said Joe. “Joe brings years of knowledge and understanding of the transport industry to Felling Trailers. We’re excited to have him representing our company and further building our brand in the South-Central US!” said Nathan Uphus, Felling Trailers Sales Manager.

“I feel my role in the South-Central region allows me the opportunity to increase sales and market share by leveraging my product knowledge and my ability to develop relationships in a manufacturer/dealer dynamic.”

— Joe Pessen, Felling Trailers South-Central Regional Sales Manager 

Joe brings with him a very diverse knowledge of the transportation and logistics industries, having held various roles within the industry for over 30 years. He worked with Manufacturers Consolidation (MCS) in sales and overseeing the brokerage division for a period of six-years. While with MCS he established a relationship with Goodyear Tire & Rubber initiating the delivery program for all of Goodyear’s natural rubber to their production plants from three U.S. ports. He then joined Cornerstone Systems, a third-party logistics company. During his ten years with the company, he oversaw the opening of the Kansas City branch and established account relationships with Goodyear Tire & Rubber, ADM Milling, and Haldex Brakes. In 2009, Joe moved on to partner with an equipment leasing company, founding Transmaxx LLC., a truckload carrier. The company ran dry vans and flatbeds with concentrated efforts in the Midwest and Southeast. Parting ways in 2018, Joe moved into a Sales position with Transwest Trailers, a distributor of commercial trailers, trucks, horse & livestock trailers, RVs, and automotive groups. “It was during my time with Transwest, while selling the full line of trailers, that I gained an understanding of the processes to build and market trailers, specifically to the constructions and heavy haul markets,” said Joe.

“We feel Joe’s extensive experience in the transportation and logistics industries will be a great asset in our South-Central territory.”

— Patrick Jennissen, Felling Trailers SVP of Sales & Marketing

Come meet Joe along with the Felling Team at Conexpo March 14th-18th, 2023. Find us in the Diamond Lot in Booth D1021.

About Felling Trailers, Inc. 

Felling Trailers is a family-owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974, Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 349,000 square feet. Felling’s pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Its engineers utilize the latest Industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn its customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling has been providing innovative trailer solutions to the transportation industry for close to 50 years. Felling Trailers’ current capabilities allow them to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. Felling Trailers, Inc. is an ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certified company, WBENCE-Certified WBE company, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact 1.800.245.2809[email protected], or visit us at www.felling.com. You can also follow us on Twitter (@FellingTrailers), Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.), and Instagram.

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