SNYDER, NE—Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that David Rider has joined the company as the regional sales manager for the Midwest. In this position, Rider will be responsible for sales leadership throughout the Midwest region, active dealer support, and industrial account development for Smeal’s growing industrial apparatus line. Rider brings more than 30 years of progressive experience in sales leadership, product management, and dealer support in the fire and public safety industries.
Rider will report to Jeff Wegner, Smeal vice president of sales. “We are very pleased to have an experienced fire industry professional such as David Rider join our sales management team,” says Wegner. “His experience as a firefighter and fire chief, along with extensive sales and product management expertise will be very valuable as Smeal continues to expand our sales, product offerings and support of our expanding distribution network.”
Rider’s involvement and interest in fire and emergency services started long before he moved into fire apparatus sales and product management roles. He was fire chief with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fire Department, served as a captain/paramedic with Naval Mayport Fire & Emergency Service at Naval Air Station Cecil Field and was a port security specialist in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Rider is a U.S. Navy veteran.
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