Great Dane has elevated the roles of several key executives and named Anthony Burkes as VP of corporate sales and Bill Healy as VP of aftermarket services.
In his new role, Burkes will direct and develop Great Dane’s Field Sales Team management, working with leadership to coordinate market strategies while working closely with the VP of aftermarket services to create a seamless ownership experience for Great Dane products and services.
"Anthony joins us with over 25 years of experience in growing sales, marketing, and executive management," said Chris Hammond, EVP of sales at Great Dane. "His proven sales leadership, business development strategies, and account management will be a key asset to the Great Dane sales team as we drive success during an exciting time for our industry."
Burkes previously served in the automotive, agricultural, and industrial sectors and has extensive OEM and retail dealership management experience. Prior to joining Great Dane, Anthony served as director of sales at Fendt North America-West Region for AGCO, a Fortune 500 company based in Atlanta.
Previously, he spent eight years with Ford Motor Co. in various sales and marketing positions. He also served as president/CEO of Hub Ford Lincoln Mercury in Florence, South Carolina, where he led one of the largest minority-owned dealerships in the U.S.
Healy, who joined Great Dane in 2018 as director of aftermarket parts sales, will be responsible for leading Great Dane’s network of company-owned service centers with responsibility for aftermarket parts and service.
During his career, Healy has led the overall aftermarket strategy at multiple OEM manufacturers and has extensive experience working with distribution in both the OEM and aftermarket environments as well as the independent automotive aftermarket.
Burkes and Healy fill out the Great Dane sales leadership team, working closely with Dave Gilliland, VP of national accounts; Rob Ulsh, VP of dealer and international sales; and Brandie Fuller, VP of commercial excellence at the company’s Savannah, Georgia, corporate offices.