Dean Bender

Hannibal Industries promotes Bender to GM; taps industry vet Swanson to fill sales role

Hannibal Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of Dean Bender to General Manager of Hannibal Industries Houston manufacturing facility, and the addition of Jesse Swanson as sales rep to its Material Handling Products sales team. Bender is a Hannibal employee-owner that brings over 40-years of material handling industry experience, knowledge and professionalism to Hannibal and its customers.

Following the promotion of Dean Bender to General Manager of its Houston facility, Hannibal knew it had big shoes to fill. With extensive experience across multiple facets of the material handling industry, Swanson has worked on manufacturing and distribution side, material handling as well as on lift trucks and dynamic storage.

Jessie Swanson

Hannibal’s Executive Vice President Steve Rogers says, “When Hannibal elected to promote Dean Bender from his territory sales position to General Manager of our Houston manufacturing plant, we knew it would be a challenge to replace Dean’s many years of experience and expertise. With the addition of Jesse, we feel that the level of service to our existing customers will remain at the highest level as Jesse also brings a skill set which will allow Hannibal to broaden our current market reach.”

Jesse officially joined Hannibal on March 1st and will be serving Hannibal’s distribution base in Northern California, Oregon and Washington while participating in select special assignments on a national level.