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Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based TriMas Corp. today (Nov. 14) announced that it is consolidating its towing, trailer and electrical products businesses into one business unit under a single management team.
Thomas Benson has been appointed president of Cequent Towing and Trailer Products effective immediately and will report directly to Edward Schwartz, TriMas executive vice president.
TriMas said all areas of the three business units, including sales, manufacturing, distribution and back-office functions, will be combined.
The company’s RV interests is comprised of several towing product brands that include Draw-Tite, Reese, Fulton, Wesbar, Bull Dog, Hidden Hitch and Tekonsha.
Benson has most recently served as president of the towing products group and has almost 25 years of experience serving these related markets.
“This integration will strengthen our position in the marketplace, as well as support our efforts to increase productivity and leverage our cost structure,” said Schwartz.