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Miner Hires Heavy Hitters: Upton and Tramonte

Miner Corporation welcomes two new heavy hitters. Rick Upton assumed the National Business Development Specialist position. Rick has over 22 years of manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, general management, and sales experience with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Miner in 2007, Rick owned and operated his own business in franchising, B2B sales, and service. Rick also spent 17 years with Pepsi Cola, an international beverage corporation. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Packaging and has served on several non-profit boards including Avenues Counseling Center, Boys Town USA, Inner City Games, and as President of the San Antonio Food Bank. Rick's role at Miner has him working with national account business development for equipment service.

Material handling veteran, Tra Tramonte will be Miner's National Vice President of Sales for Distribution. With over 25 years experience in the industry, Tra was the Director of Sales for Kelley dock equipment. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Economics and was a founding partner in Miner North Texas in 2000. Tra's primary responsibilities with Miner include working with the sales and marketing teams throughout the organization.