Rob Nissen retires

Equipment specialist, SAF-Holland, wishes Rob Nissen a happy retirement after 29 years of service.

He is well known as the industry’s fifth wheel coupling expert and sets a great example for others to follow with his eager and willing spirit.

The National Senior Service Manager is retiring in February. He joined the company in 1993 as General Service Manager and has since held various roles in the business including 22 years as Directing Field Service, three years as Technical Service & Training Manager and a four-year stint as National Senior Service Manager.

Prior to joining SAF-Holland, Nissen worked for more than two decades in truck and trailer maintenance and service.

SAF-Holland fifth wheel service training video shoot featuring award winning Rob Nissen.

“An active participant in the Technology & Maintenance Council, in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Silver Spark Plug Award – the highest honour from the ATA recognising outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, maintenance and management practices,” SAF-Holland said in a statement.

SAF-Holland President – Americas, Kent Jones, said Nissen’s loyalty and commitment to the organisation as well as his knowledge and experience will be greatly missed.

“We thank Rob for his outstanding contributions and leadership during his career at SAF-Holland,” said Jones. “We wish him well in his retirement.”

Frank Sonzala, Vice Chairman of CIE Manufacturing, congratulated Nissen on his well deserved retirement.

“May you have a long, happy and healthy one filled with love family and no crazy deadlines or multiple paged reports,” he said. “The industry and all your friends will miss you. I know I will.”

In 2015, Global Trailer met with Nissen to discuss SAF-Holland’s fifth wheel program forward.