Hercules and Conti: Experience Meets Experience

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Hercules Chassis, a leader in the intermodal chassis and container industry for 60 years, has joined forces with an executive who has a comprehensive track record in business leadership across various Enterprise and Diversified Industrial markets.

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“Hercules has a compelling tradition of providing creative engineering designs, delivering outstanding product quality, and building long term customer partnerships”, says Conti.

Hercules welcomes Frank Conti as its new Chief Operating Officer with 25+ years of global manufacturing and commercial experience with middle market private companies and Fortune 500 public companies. “Hercules has a compelling tradition of providing creative engineering designs, delivering outstanding product quality, and building long term customer partnerships”, says Conti. In addition, “I am delighted to be a team member and build upon such a strong foundation of accomplishments.”

With the drayage industry suffering from a decade-long chassis shortage brought on by recessionary headwinds, the exit of ocean carriers from the business, and the enactment of the Roadability Rule in 2010, the opportunity exists for growth within the Industry regarding chassis and intermodal products. Conti understands these industry opportunities and is looking forward to expanding Hercules manufacturing platform within the drayage industry and other diversified industrial markets.

“We are very excited to have Frank Conti join the Hercules executive team,” said Matt Denegre, Director at Baymark Partners, which acquired Hercules Chassis in 2016. “Frank is a seasoned executive with a deep operational background in automotive and industrial parts manufacturing. Due to the increased demand for intermodal trailers, Frank will have an immediate impact as we expand our product line and broaden our customer base.”

Prior to joining Hercules Chassis, Conti was Vice President of Global Channel Sales with Belden Inc., a $2.4 billion revenue public company and global leader in network connectivity and cable solutions for various markets. Prior to BELDEN, Conti held operational leadership positions with several Private Equity owned manufacturing companies that support the Transportation, Vehicle, Aerospace, Military, & Data Communications markets. His early career leadership included Business Development activities with industry leading public companies including Corning and DuPont.

As the saying goes, there simply is no substitute for experience! And, the Hercules team is positioned for continuous organic growth, developing new business opportunities and expanding their market reach.

About Hercules Chassis
New Jersey-based Hercules Chassis is a leading designer and manufacturer of intermodal chassis in the United States. In fact, Hercules has been providing high quality chassis since 1958 and services some of the largest shipping, leasing, and trucking companies in the world. In addition, Hercules is a market leader in the remanufacturing chassis industry and provides comprehensive manufacturing support within the global intermodal logistics market.

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