BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. – 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 to its team – Mid-South TM Chris Johnson, West TM Bill Burdette, and Northwest TM Rick Burleson.

Johnson is based in Tennessee and spent the last 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 Renbergsaid.  “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.

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.

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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About Minimizer

Leveraging more than 35 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art production facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not just the leader in poly semi truck fenders: we literally invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.

Our research and development team constantly ‘tests and tortures’ each of our products to make sure what goes on, in or is used to fix the truck meets the rigors of our tough industry.

We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, Tool Boxes, and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the ONLY Custom Molded Floor Mats in the world for semi trucks, the revolutionary ‘whole body’ Minimizer Truck Seat System, and the recently released Long Haul Series Mattress.

For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call us at (800) 248-3855 or visit our website or email us at