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Carlos Sweeney

I started my career as Fleet Manager for a large manufacturing company in Wisconsin. I was recruited by Gelco Leasing, a major leasing company to head-up their west coast operation as Branch Manager and handle Customer Service for the 11 western states.  My family and I moved to the San Francisco area and were in California for over six years before being transferred to the east coast in the same role for three years.

The next promotion was to the home office in the Minneapolis area as Sales Manager for the Truck Fleet Leasing Group where I traveled all of the lower 48 states supervising a field sales staff.  Here I helped customers develop vehicle work application specifications for railroads, utilities, service fleets and a variety of other work vocations calling for specialized body build-ups. After deciding the travel was not in the best interests for me or my family, an opportunity to move back to Northern California with the intent to buy a heavy machinery repair company came along. This didn't work out so I spent 10 years as Manager of Mining, Off-Highway sales for Cummins West, the Cummins Engine Company distributor.  Part of my time was spent working with the factory conducting field tests of proto-type engines up to 2000 HP.  When the environmentalists eliminated expansion or new permits for mining and many off-road engine opportunities, this market disappeared. 

My next move was to work for Stewart & Stevenson as Service Sales Manager quoting repair work for the shop: working with fire departments, Waukesha engines used in alternative fuel applications, transit districts quoting engine and transmission overhauls or re-powers and power generation service contracts. The company changed ownership and business philosophy and I was able to join the Burton's staff, first as Service/Sales Manager and later in my current position as Sales Manager, a position I hold today.

 

 

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