We build top quality van bodies, trailers, rail equipment, and custom vehicles for customers throughout North America. Our team prides themselves on creating the most durable, efficient, hard-working trucks available from design, through production, to final finishing.

Our mission is to manufacture, deliver, and service exceptional products which reflect the pride and craftsmanship of our employees and that enable our customers to transport their goods and services safely and more efficiently.

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John Resnik
CEO

John comes to B12 Transportation with over 25 years’ experience in vehicle manufacturing. John is originally from central Kansas, and has been CEO, CFO and COO of a number of entities, including three in the vehicle upfitting industry at the manufacturing level, and one at the dealer level. His experience set includes leadership roles with ElDorado National, Champion Bus, Goshen Coach and Master’s Transportation. John is a CPA by trade but has been in operating roles most of his career.

Dane Jennison
President

Dane began his career at Brown Industries (formerly Brown Cargo Van) in 1976 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. He started at the lowest rung on the employment chain as someone who "bucked" (or flattened) aluminum rivets. Since that inauspicious beginning, he has served as a parts manager, purchasing agent, supervisor, plant manager, salesman, general manager and is now the President of Brown Industries. His current focus is managing the Van Body business unit.

Stuart Seeger
Director - Rail

Stuart’s experience working with trucks started with his family’s business. In 1992, he took this experience with him and began selling Mack trucks for 15+ years. In 2008, he expanded his industry knowledge, working for a large railroad contractor. Stuart’s brought his combined expertise to Brown’s rail equipment division in 2010. Stuart enjoys working with people to deliver trucks that meet the complex demands of the industry.


Ron Thomson
Regional Sales Manager

Ron Thomson began his career in the transportation industry working at a local Kansas City trucking business owned by his family. While attending high school and college Ron began working in the truck maintenance shop and over time worked in every aspect of the business. Ultimately the business evolved to become a full service truck rental and lease operation. In 1999, as president, he negotiated the sale of the business to a large regional leasing company. Afterward Ron went to work as a regional sales manager for a nationwide truck body manufacturer. He came to work for Brown in 2008.

Russ Briney
Regional Sales Manager

Having grown up, worked around, and driven heavy trucks most of his life, Russ went to work for one of the largest GMC and Volvo Trucks dealerships in the country in 1994. He specified and sold all classes of trucks from Class 1 through Class 8. As a customer of Brown Cargo Van, he became intimately familiar with the Brown product. Approached about a sales opportunity with Brown Cargo Van in 1998, Russ elected to join the company and has been here since. With his technical background in specifying trucks, Russ can use that knowledge to better help you in designing the total truck package to meet your business needs.

Jerry Prock
Business Development Manager

Jerry started his career in the railroad industry in 1981 as a railroad section laborer for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad which is now Union Pacific Railroad. He worked 13 years for the railroad. In 1994 Jerry was hired by Orgo-Thermit Inc. into their contract thermite welding department. After 3 years of welding Jerry was asked to make a change to be a to be a sales and service rep. He sold hydraulic and gas railroad tools for Racine Railroad Products. Jerry’s last position was Business Development Manager for Encore Rail Systems based in Denver CO selling chemical railroad tie plugging products.

Matthew Archambault
Regional Sales Manager

Matt’s experience in the transportation industry began almost 15 years ago, continuing through his attendance at Western Illinois University where he graduated with a BA in Communications. After supporting himself through college by holding a series of progressive positions for an auto body shop and local car dealership, he began his career in sales working for with the largest car dealership in the Midwest, Toyota of Naperville. Building on his education, training, and experience, he accepted an expanding regional position focusing on the truck industry for Enterprise, where he headed up sales and managing just under 200 class 2-6 trucks to customer base covering an array of different industries. Bringing his hands-on experience running a fleet and the knowledge he gained providing trucks to such a large spectrum of industries, Matt joined Brown Industries in the spring of 2014.

Robert "Bob" Foster
Business Development Manager

Bob joined Brown Industries as a Business Development Manager in June 2015. Bob has nearly four decades of sales and sales management experience in both trucks and truck bodies and equipment. Bob sold Chevrolet trucks for a full line dealer and liked it so much he soon transitioned into the truck equipment world. Bob has been a Salesman and Sales Manager in the truck body business for the past 27 years and worked for Kolstad, LaHass, Delta-Waseca, Marion Body Works and most recently Towmaster in the Minnesota-Wisconsin area.

Affiliated Organizations


(The Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers Association

The Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers Association

American Moving and Storage Association

American Moving and Storage Association

National Truck Equipment Association

National Truck Equipment Association

National Railroad Contractors & Maintenance Association

National Railroad Contractors & Maintenance Association

American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association

American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association

American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association

American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association