Jerry Hanss is a highly experienced executive with over 30 years in the industry. He has managed distribution networks across EMEA in the material handling, utility vehicle and golf car industries. With dual US/UK citizenship, he has worked and lived in France, Netherlands, USA and UK and has done business in the material handling industry at the OEM and dealer level throughout EMEA, Asia and South America

For 20 years Jerry was an owner/principal of a diverse materials handling distributor, developing and distributing electric tugs, trucks and a wide range of material handling equipment. His team’s work in electric vehicles gained unique insight and expertise in this fast-moving industry. 

Jerry exited that business in an MBO and is now concentrating on dealer development support in the material handling, turf, construction and agriculture equipment industries. His personal interests are related to helping machinery dealers build, strengthen and expand technical competence in product support to better collaborate with machinery sales for significant competitive advantage. 

Early in his career, Jerry worked 10 years for Ingersoll-Rand in Finance and Dealer Management roles, including responsibility for channel management, sales and marketing strategies, employee development, dealer succession planning, market share, and key accounts.

Jerry holds a B.S. in Finance from Siena in Loudonville, NY, USA. He is a Graduate of Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Programme. Jerry can be contacted at jhanss@hanssgroup.com