SNYDER, NE—Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., a fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that Patrick Patton has been appointed to the newly-created position of director of chassis sales with responsibility for sales management, dealer and technical support, and chassis business development for Smeal’s entire selection of custom fire chassis. Chassis available through Smeal include Smeal’s Sirius, Sirius II, S450 and S600 models; Spartan, HME and Seagrave models. Patton will report to Michael Bowman, Smeal’s vice president of sales. Patton will take over his new role on February 15, 2016.
Patton has more than 20 years of experience in the fire and emergency response industry. Most recently, he worked for Spartan Motor Corporation since 2007 as a regional sales manager with responsibility for business development, dealer and OEM relationship management, and sales process management for a 22-state territory. Prior to joining Spartan, Patton was in direct sales and sales management roles with two fire apparatus dealerships.
“Pat Patton comes to us with a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge in custom fire chassis, and customer, dealer, and OEM relationship management. In addition to his exceptional technical expertise, Pat truly understands the needs of our customers and dealers, and he is an ideal choice to spearhead our chassis programs in support of overall Smeal, LTC and UST fire apparatus sales,” side Jeff Wegner, Smeal’s senior vice president of global sales.
“I couldn’t be happier to become part of the Smeal team. Smeal is a company that’s on the move. I’ve seen first-hand their development over the past few years, and it’s a very exciting time to be a part of their growth. I’m looking forward to working with Smeal dealers, customers and team members to elevate the information and support we provide for the fire chassis integrated with our outstanding apparatus,” said Patton.