MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Trailer Wizards Ltd., nationwide industry leader in the rental and sales of semi-truck trailers, announces today the appointment of Aurora, Ontario's Arthur Christakos to the position of Vice President of the company's Ontario Region.
Christakos is new to Trailer Wizards, but brings with him nine years as a direct sales representative, handling some of Canada's largest and best known customers. He has seven years as a Systems Sales Manager providing advanced, high storage density/productivity material handling supply chain solutions to a variety of industries from large grocery and retail giants to hospitals, pharmaceutical and electronic verticals. He also brings with him thirteen years at VP level, managing teams of teams up to 150 people in sales, administration, marketing, training, responsible for up to 140MM in revenue. As a member of the executive leadership team, Arthur participated in all strategic planning for the company which included changing from a branch system to regional governance, compliance with JSOX (Japanese level Sarbanes Oxley), managing through 3 major recessions, implementing a company-wide ERP system, and incentive compensation re-structuring among many others.
Christakos is pleased to join Trailer Wizards, stating, "This industry is the key backbone to the entire supply chain that gets products to market which, in large part, drives the economy. It is exciting to be part of that especially with a dynamic company with the ambition to lead the trailer industry. I look forward to joining Trailer Wizards and contributing to the company's growth. It's great to be with a winner!"
Doug Vanderspek, President of Trailer Wizards, also knows they are with a winner. "We are pleased to have Arthur on board with us. He brings fresh ideas, as well as strong people skills. He also is a pro at managing teams and his sales and marketing know-how is a prefect addition to all we have to offer. We look forward to the future".
Christakos is married, Dad to a five year old and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors: boating, fishing, cottaging. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing golf on the occasion.
Trailer Wizards Ltd. formed in 2010 as a result of the merger between Lions Gate Trailers Ltd., Provincial Trailer Rentals, and other select providers that form a strategic network. Trailer Wizards is committed to "Local service ... Nationwide," bringing regional expertise and service to an organization that serves Canada coast to coast.
Image with caption: "Arthur Christakos is pleased to join the Trailer Wizards team as the new Vice President of the Ontario Region (CNW Group/Trailer Wizards Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120530_C4163_PHOTO_EN_14389.jpg
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For more information about Arthur Christakos and Trailer Wizards Ltd., please contact Trailer Wizards' Media Relations, Fiona Friesen at 250-667-3496.