Winkler, Payne join Deutz Power Centers
By Mike Brezonick04 June 2021
Mike Winkler and Loewen Payne have joined Deutz Power Centers as new engine sales managers. Winkler will be working from the new Deutz Power Center Mid-America location in Mansfield, Texas, and Payne will be stationed at the Deutz Power Center Great Lakes in Elgin, Ill.
In his new position, Winkler will be responsible for leading new engine sales efforts throughout the large Deutz Power Center Mid-America territory, which expands south from the Dallas area to Houston, Midland-Odessa and across the South Central United States. He previously held positions at World Wide Parts and Equipment, Reliable Transmission Service and Stewart & Stevenson.
“We’re delighted to have Mike join our new team in the Dallas area,” said Dominick “Nick” Vermet, vice president of Power Center operations for Deutz Corp. “He has a long career of selling new diesel and natural gas engines in Texas and Oklahoma, including the many oil fields located in those areas. Mike has just the right skill set for this unique region, and we look forward to great things from him.”
Payne will have similar responsibilities as the new engine sales manager for Deutz Power Center Great Lakes. He will sell engines throughout that territory, which includes Northern and East Central Illinois and Northern Indiana, as well as Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He previously held sales positions for several Chicago and Northern Indiana equipment dealers, including Equipment Depot, Runnion Equipment and Premier Motor Co.
“Deutz Power Center Great Lakes is expanding its focus on selling new Deutz engines to OEMs,” said Vermet. “Loewen comes to us with many years of territory equipment sales so he knows the value of equipment uptime that you get with Deutz engines. By hiring him, we’re demonstrating our commitment to this region, and we know he will be an excellent addition to our team there.”
Deutz Power Centers are intended to provide dedicated application engineering and technical sales resources for OEMs that utilize Deutz products. Power Center customers can also purchase new engines powered by diesel fuel or natural gas, as well as Deutz Xchange remanufactured engines.