Gordy Brower of Brandon, S.D., has been named sales manager at MDS Manufacturing in Parkston, S.D. Prior to MDS, Gordy was the South Dakota/Minnesota Territory Sales Manager for Fastline Publications, a farm equipment media company specializing in farm equipment catalogs and digital services for buyers and sellers of farm equipment.

Gordy has also spent 16 years in the direct sale of farm equipment in South Dakota-based John Deere dealerships.

"Gordy's vast knowledge of the farm equipment industry, coupled with his marketing/advertising expertise made him the ideal person to take MDS to the next level," says Steve Hohn, president of MDS. Steve continues, "Tie that in with his ability to grow new territories and explore new markets made him the perfect candidate to lead our sales efforts."

MDS Manufacturing specializes in the manufacture of attachments for skid steers, tractor loaders, telehandlers and wheel loaders. MDS is best known for products like the RotoKing, Silver Bullet Rock Bucket, The Rock Badger, The Tire Gator, The Tile Carrier, The MDS Snow Pusher and a variety of hay handling products.

"I have known the entire MDS family for over 10 years," says Gordy. "I have witnessed their growth from a small attachment company to one that offers much more to the industry. Their growth and adaptation to the market, along with their willingness to add new products to the mix is what impressed me the most about MDS."

One of Gordy's focuses will be on sales res development and support. "The independent rep is a vital link between MDS and the farm equipment dealer. I look forward to working with all of them to help them be successful by adding value to MDS dealers, new and existing. These guys are my customer, and I will do everything possible to help them grow their business," says Gordy.

MDS is scheduled to exhibit a lot of their products this summer at FarmFest in Redwood Falls, Minn.; Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D.; Big Iron in Fargo, N.D.; and Husker Harvest in Grand Island, Neb.