DUECO Inc.: Names two new leaders for sales regions

Pair Have Over 75 Years of Industry Leadership and Customer Support

Waukesha, WI (May 9, 2011) – DUECO, Inc. the largest privately owned provider of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tension equipment and utility trailers in the country is pleased to announce the promotion of long time Western Region Manager, Ron Koosman, to Vice President of Sales for the Western Region. The company is also pleased to announce the addition of Jim Kraschinsky as Vice President of Sales, Central & Eastern Division. 

Ron Koosman has served as Western Division Sales Manager at DUECO since 1993, when DUECO became the distributor for Terex Utilities in a five state area including Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Eastern Nebraska. Ron has supported the Telelect product line since 1966, starting as an Installation Mechanic, and progressing to Service Mechanic, Service Manager, and Area Sales Manager for Northwest Telelect, then Product Manager for Road Machinery & Supplies, which purchased Northwest Telelect in 1979. He served as Order Entry Manager and Western Region Sales Manager for Telelect when RMS sold the group to Terex in 1982. In all, Ron has served Telelect product line customers for 45 years.

Jim Kraschinsky comes to DUECO from a role as Vice President of Sales and Service for The Reading Group, a truck equipment manufacturer and distributor based in Reading, PA. He previously served as President of the Stahl Division of The Scott Fetzer Company, a truck body manufacturer. He has held various sales and marketing leadership positions with companies spanning nearly 30 years. Jim served as Trustee and 2nd Vice-President of the National Truck Equipment Association from 2003 – 2006 and was on the Advisory Committee of the Department of Marketing at Cleveland State University, where he received an MBA in Finance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron.

“Ron has brought significant leadership and customer relations to our Western Team and we are pleased to recognize his contributions with this appointment. We are also excited to have Jim be a part of our team, bringing considerable experience and knowledge within our industry. Together, their sound leadership and focus on serving the customer enable DUECO to be well-positioned for the future,” said, Judie Taylor, President of DUECO.


DUECO, Inc. is the largest provider of Terex bucket trucks, digger derricks, and cranes for the utility market in the nation. DUECO also manufactures hybrid utility trucks and custom utility truck bodies and distributes mini derricks, aerial lifts, stringing equipment and trailers.  Family owned and operated since 1955, DUECO’s philosophy of teamwork, integrity, and open communication with customers and employees ensures high quality equipment at the best value.  With headquarters in the Metro Milwaukee area, DUECO services customers 24/7 in fifteen states. To learn more about DUECO and what the company can offer, please call us at 800-558-4004 or visit us on the web at dueco.com .