Orthman Manufacturing has added two new members to its growing dealer support network. Kyle Frazier is a regional product specialist for the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin; Paul Hartness has been named territory manager for North and South Dakota and Minnesota.

“We take customer and dealer support seriously at Orthman, and we’re always pleased to add high-quality members to our team,” said Gary Mohr, Orthman product marketing manager, global OEM. “Kyle and Paul understand today's agriculture and the needs of our customers and dealers, and they will represent Orthman well.”

As a regional product specialist, Frazier will bring expertise on all Orthman products to his region, providing product support and training to dealers and producers. He comes to Orthman from Case New Holland America where he was the technical training lead for high-horsepower tractors. Frazier earned a bachelor's degree in ag systems and a master’s in plant and soil science from Southern Illinois University.

Hartness will be responsible for managing and expanding the Orthman dealer and distribution network in his region. Prior to joining Orthman, he was the eastern U.S. regional sales manager for Crary Industries, a manufacturer of agricultural and industrial products in West Fargo, N.D. Hartness earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Moorhead State University.

“We’re certain Kyle’s and Paul's experience and knowledge of the industry will benefit our producers and dealers,” Mohr said. “Our growing dealer organization demands the best in product representation and account management, and Kyle and Paul will provide that day in and day out.”