Briggs Equipment, one of the largest dealers of industrial and construction equipment in North America and a leading rental company, recently named Ross Pruett the company’s new vice president of national accounts. Pruett will lead a team of senior executives charged with international and strategic business development within North America.
Before joining Briggs, Pruett served as the senior border trade advisor for the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce where he led strategic definition for the department’s work along the U.S./Mexico border in trade facilitation and promotion.
With more than 15 years experience in global logistics, Pruett has held executive roles with CEVA Freight and Brightpoint Europe specializing in multi-country, raw materials supply chain design, cross-border vendor managed inventory programs, and pan-European retail channel distribution.
“We need a strong leader to help us continue to grow the Briggs Equipment brand,” said Mike Winemiller, president, Briggs Equipment. “I am certain that Ross’ expertise in global logistics and international business relations will help us position Briggs Equipment as the leading materials handling equipment company in North America.”
Dallas-based Briggs Equipment is No. 25 on the RER 100.