Jeff Kolner has been named general manager of the Fontaine Modification operation in Garland, Texas. According to the company, he is responsible for sales and operations at the 45,000-sq. ft. facility.
This modification center specializes in auto transport cab lowering, dual drive controls, alternative fuel systems, paint services and chassis modifications on a wide variety of OEM platforms, with a special focus on Peterbilt trucks built in the OEM’s Denton, TX, plant, according to Fontaine.
“Jeff brings almost 30 years of operations and sales management experience — including a decade with Fontaine trailer, intermodal and military products — to his new position at the helm of our Garland truck modification center,” says Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification. “He has demonstrated the ability to significantly increase operating efficiency, grow sales, implement new processes and improve safety programs. Jeff is a valuable addition to our Fontaine Modification team, and we’re confident he will further increase our support to Peterbilt and all of our area customers.”
Kolner has a long career in industrial plant and facility management. He started his career at Rotek Incorporated, a ThyssenKrupp company, while studying business management at Kent State University, and spent 17 years working his way up to assistant plant manager. At Fontaine Modification’s sister company, Fontaine Trailer, he served as plant manager of the Aluminum Platform Trailer Division and the Heavy Haul Trailer Division, as well as general manager of Fontaine Intermodal/Renew. Most recently, Kolner was director of sales for Fontaine Military Products.