Closner Equipment Co. Inc. announces statewide leadership team

JB Closner is the new Chief Operating Officer and will assume responsibility for the regular operations of the company. This includes oversight of Machine, Product Support, Safety, Accounting, and Human Resource activities. Most recently, JB was Executive VP and had served in a variety of management roles since joining the dealership in 2006. He is based at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Regional office.


Chad Linahan is Vice President-South & Gulf. Chad has been with Closner since 2008, most recently as General Sales Manager, South Region. In his new role, Chad will have the primary responsibility for growing our customer base and product lines in Austin, San Antonio, West Texas, RGV and Houston.   


Tim Haecker is Vice President-Finance. Tim was previously our Corporate Controller and will now oversee the Financial, Accounting and Human Resource staffs. Before joining Closner in 2013, Tim held positions in Automotive Manufacturing, Recycling and Food Processing sectors.


Jeff Hernandez was appointed Vice President-Product Support in 2020. In a now-broadened role, Hernandez will be responsible for State-wide Parts & Technical Service, Facilities and Digital Operations. Jeff is a 14-year veteran of the company and has served in a variety of customer-focused roles during his career.


“We are announcing these promotions to salute our recent achievements and prepare for the opportunities which still await” said Bennett Closner, President of the dealership.


About Closner Equipment Company, Inc.
Closner Equipment (, founded in 1946, is a 3rd generation Texas construction equipment dealer. Closner focuses on the sale, rental & support of concrete, asphalt, compaction, reclamation, and road maintenance machinery.  


Media Contact:

Collin Nunnelee

Closner Equipment Company, Inc.

M: 940-210-9131

[email protected]

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