Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection Announce New Leadership
4/23/2012 Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection have new leadership. Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel – North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice president of business development.
Crawford had served as president of Fontaine Parts Connection since 2008 and has extensive experience within the company and the trucking industry.
Prior to his appointment as president of Fontaine Parts Connection, he held various sales and management positions for Fontaine’s parent company, Marmon Highway Technologies, and its holdings since 1985. Those positions included general manager of Fontaine Truck Equipment Company, president of First Source Services, director of special projects for Fontaine International and vice president of international sourcing for MHT.
Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Montevallo in Alabama.
Shelton takes over for Crawford as president of Fontaine Parts Connection. He is responsible for all aspects of the company, which provides fleets, truck dealers and independent distributors with fifth wheel parts, training and support.
Shelton comes to Fontaine Parts Connection from sister company Fontaine Spray Suppression, where he had served as vice president of sales and marketing since 2010. Shelton has more than 20 years of experience in the heavy-duty parts industry. Prior to joining Fontaine Spray Suppression, he was director of parts marketing for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc.
He previously held sales and management positions for CR/SKF and Stone Heavy Duty Specialists. Shelton earned a bachelor’s degree in history and Bible from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn. and a master’s of business administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Stone comes to Fontaine Parts Connection from MHT to fill the new position of vice president of business development. In this role, he will explore additional product and market opportunities for the company.
Stone joined MHT in June 2011 as vice president of technology marketing, after spending nearly 40 years in the refuse industry. He worked for an equipment distributor, owned a refuse collection company, and served as New York City account manager for refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Heil Environmental Industries for 16 years until joining MHT.
Stone was recognized for his industry accomplishments when he was inducted into the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) Hall of Fame in 2005.