East announces retirement of Jerry Shepherd after 24 years as midwest regional sales manager

East Manufacturing Corporation Midwest Regional Sales Manager Jerry Shepherd has retired after 54 years of service to the trucking industry, the last 24 with East. He will be succeeded in this position by Mark Fletcher, who joined the company in March, 2011.

Shepherd started his career with Fruehauf Trailers in 1962. He later served as branch manager and sales representative for four other trailer manufacturers prior to joining East Manufacturing in 1989 as Midwest Regional Sales Manager, a post he held for 24 years.

"East has been very fortunate to have someone of Jerry's caliber for so many years. He is well respected by his customers and his co-workers because of his own unique blend of experience, personality, drive and spirit. We all wish him well," said East CEO Howard Booher.

Shepherd will continue to reside in the Indianapolis area, and plans to manage tradeshows and offsite meetings for trucking industry clientele.