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Internal Promotions At Minimizer Lead To New Territory Manager Hires

Three new territory managers have been added to Minimizer’s team.


Minimizer’s long-term growth plan has recently led to the promotion of two territory managers to business development roles. As a result, the company now welcomes three new territory managers (TM) to its team – Mid-South TM Chris Johnson, West TM Bill Burdette, and Northwest TM Rick Burleson. 

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Chris Johnson

Johnson is based in Tennessee and spent the past six years covering eight states as the Balkamp district sales manager. 

“Balkamp is affiliated with Napa Auto Parts, and their heavy-duty division,” Minimizer Senior Director of Sales Greg Renberg said. “This experience makes Chris a great fit for building our business in the Mid-South.”

Johnson’s territory includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Bill Burdette

Burdette is based in California and brings a host of valuable experience to his role with Minimizer.

“Bill served as both a branch manager and regional operations manager for Fleet Pride, one of our biggest customers,” Renberg said.  “He has the sales and customer knowledge required to make an immediate impact out west.”


Burdette’s territory includes California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii.

Rick Burleson

Burleson lives in Idaho and comes from MGM Brakes. Before that, he served as Powerstroke Diesel Engine’s part sales manager and technical training manager for their west region.

“Training is an integral part of what we do for our dealers and distributors, so given Rick’s background, he knows what it takes to be successful,” Renberg said. “He also called upon a lot of the same heavy-duty customers that are part of our Minimizer customer base so he can hit the ground running.”

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