Fontaine Modification has named Paul Kokalis president. Kokalis has been with the company for 25 years, most recently serving as vice president of operations for the provider of truck modification services.

Kokalis joined Fontaine Modification in 1988 in a sales and marketing role. He went on to hold several sales positions, including serving as the sales manager of Fontaine’s new Charlotte, N.C. operation dedicated to Freightliner in 1988.  In 1993, he opened a modification center in Dublin, Va., serving Volvo Trucks and operated it as general manager. He was promoted to vice president of operations for the entire company in 2010.

“Paul is a natural choice to serve as president of Fontaine Modification,” said Kent Finkbiner, group president of Marmon Highway Technologies Commercial Truck. “He brings a detailed level of knowledge about Fontaine Modification’s business, as well as many years of experience providing exceptional value to our OEM, dealer and fleet customers. We are fortunate to have a person of Paul’s caliber to lead Fontaine Modification into the future.”

“It is time to transition Fontaine Modification from a steady-state business into one that provides our partners with a continuous stream of innovative solutions to their transportation needs,” said Kokalis. “We’ll focus on advancing Fontaine Modification’s internal manufacturing processes with continued emphasis on safety, quality and efficiency. Above all, we will work to further deepen the company’s relationships with our customers.”