Building on five years of solid business growth, Fontaine Modification has combined its vocational and fleet services business units into a single division, Medium and Heavy Truck Operations, naming Jamil Young president of the new division.
As part of the business redesign, all Fontaine production facilities nationwide will now offer both vocational truck modifications and on-highway truck fleet services, making them more nimble and responsive to customer needs. Fontaine medium and heavy modification centers are located near OEM truck plants in Charlotte and Statesville, N.C.; Chillicothe, Ohio; Garland and Laredo, Texas; and Dublin, Va.
The reorganization divides the day-to-day operations of Fontaine’s existing business between Young and Pat Griffin, recently appointed president of Fontaine’s Light Duty Truck and EV Solutions Division, allowing Fontaine Modification Group President Paul Kokalis to focus on acquisitions and the company’s growth as an engineering, new product development and contract manufacturing force in the industry.
“Jamil has done an excellent job driving growth over the last six years as president of Fontaine Fleet Services,” says Kokalis. “I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead all of our medium and heavy truck business into the future.”
Young has served as president of Fontaine Modification Fleet Services since 2014. He joined the company in 2009 and was previously vice president and general manager of southern region operations. He also has held the positions of senior operations manager and general manager of Fontaine’s Garland, Texas, modification center. Young has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.
As North America’s most comprehensive provider of post-production truck modification services, Fontaine has ship-through agreements with the leading truck OEMs to maximize customer convenience and minimize delivery costs. The company provides engineering solutions to meet customers’ unique requirements and specific applications while adhering to all federal motor vehicle safety standards. Some of the services offered include:
- Sit-down dual drive conversions
- Low entry stand-up conversions
- Cab lowering
- Steering conversions
- Paint services
- Custom engineering and design
- Alternative fuel system packaging and installation
- Electric drivetrain packaging and installation
- Pre-delivery inspections
- Installation of virtually any truck equipment, such as communications systems, auxiliary power units, PTOs, blowers, wet kits, safety systems, aero kits, and chassis equipment.
The Fontaine Modification Medium and Heavy Truck Operations Division will be based at the company’s location in Statesville, N.C.