Jim Gallant (right) will assume the role of DATTCO's senior vice president of sales and service,...

Jim Gallant (right) will assume the role of DATTCO's senior vice president of sales and service, while Brett Adams (left) will join the company as vice president of sales and business development.

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Jim Gallant and Brett Adams have joined DATTCO Inc.’s sales and service division.

DATTCO’s sales and service division includes the IC Bus franchise for all of New England; Thermo King’s Boston and Hartford, Conn., dealerships; and commercial body shops in Randolph, Mass., and Middletown, Conn.

Gallant, who just marked his 25th year with DATTCO, has assumed the role of senior vice president of sales and service. In his new role, he will manage the division’s parts sales, vehicle sales, fleet repair services, and collision repair. Gallant began with DATTCO in its parts department and grew along with the family-owned company as the dealership expanded. He most recently served as general manager for Thermo King Northeast, a subsidiary of DATTCO.

"I'm honored for the opportunity to return to my roots in sales and service,” Gallant said. “In this role, I will focus on making the division a successful, cohesive unit that continues to provide clients with exceptional customer service and contributes to the overall success of the company's other divisions — school bus and motorcoach."

Meanwhile, Adams, who joins DATTCO from Ryder Systems, will assume the position of vice president of sales and business development. With over 25 years of sales and management experience, Adams will identify new business opportunities for DATTCO's sales and service, build relationships with prospective clients, and grow the commercial vehicle dealership aspect of the division.

“DATTCO is already one of the most reputable dealers in southern New England, but my goal is to position it as the region’s top full-service commercial vehicle dealer,” Adams said. “The division has a strong team in place, and I look forward to collaborating with them to enhance the DATTCO brand.”

"I am pleased to announce these important assignments as we continue to position DATTCO as a leader in commercial vehicle sales and service in New England," said Don DeVivo, the company's president. "I have great confidence in Jim and Brett's ability to drive strategic growth and increase the visibility of the DATTCO brand while maintaining the high level of customer service we are known for."