CARLINVILLE, Ill., July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Area Diesel Service, Inc. a diesel performance parts company headquartered in Carlinville, Il., announced this month that Tyler Leefers is the newest member of its management team. Tyler is the grandson of the company's founder and president, Val Leefers. In his new role, Tyler will oversee daily business operations.
"Our long-range plan is to have Tyler be the future of the company," said Val. He continued, "Tyler is aware that following in our footsteps requires working long hours, doing jobs nobody else knows how to do, and having full devotion to the betterment of the company."
A Cross-Country Journey in Agricultural Diesel
Tyler is no stranger to the world of diesel power products and service. He spent many formative years as a part-time employee of the company, which sparked a passion for the diesel business. He eventually pursued an undergraduate education in diesel and agricultural degree programs. His education took him nearly 1,500 miles away to Montana State University-Northern in Havre, Mt.
During his time at Montana State University-Northern, Tyler interned with Resource Power Group, a leading supplier of medium-speed engines and services for large bore diesel and natural gas engines. In 2016, Tyler earned his bachelor's degree in diesel technology and was subsequently employed by Border Plains Equipment in Glasgow, Mont. Tyler also worked with Southwest AG in Dickinson, N.D., before finding his way back to the Carlinville area with his wife, Brinne.
"Since I was just a little guy building injectors, I knew I wanted to be in this business and industry," said Tyler. "That's why I pursued my degrees and earned the experience and training I have."
He continued, "I've witnessed my grandpa and dad build and transform ADS to meet industry demands and they've done a great job. I want to follow their lead to learn and grow, not only with the business but with the rest of the team."
Tyler will continue the Leefers' family legacy of providing industry-leading diesel solutions alongside his grandfather and father, Vice-President Von Leefers.
About Area Diesel Service
Founded in Carlinville, Illinois, Area Diesel Service, Inc. has supplied quality products and services to the diesel market for over 46 years. In addition to its Carlinville, Il. branch, Area Diesel has branches in Pleasant Hill, Iowa and Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on Area Diesel's innovative diesel performance products, visit http://www.dot)areadieselservice(dot)com or contact Corey Stallings at coreys(at)areadiesel(dot)com.
SOURCE Area Diesel Service, Inc.