Kobelco adds Rudder to dealer network sales team


Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has named Cole Rudder as its southeast district business manager with responsibility for providing support to dealers in the southeastern U.S.

The company reports Rudder will train dealer staff on Kobelco products and provide marketing support for its excavators. In addition, he will help develop and execute annual business plans, inventory control and sales strategies, and work to recruit and develop new dealers and dealer locations.

“The addition of Cole highlights Kobelco’s dedication to provide a nationwide dealer network where each dealership is highly trained on Kobelco excavators—from features and benefits, to service, maintenance and warranty,” says Randy Hall, vice president of operations at Kobelco USA. “Highly qualified personnel like Cole are essential to our long-term expansion strategy and we are excited to have him as part of the Kobelco USA team.”