Paul Vanderzon

Paul Vanderzon

Sales Specialist

Paul Vanderzon has over 36 years of snow clearing industry experience. Paul recently sold his share in DeneigementVanderzonInc, a large snow and ice management firm in Quebec Canada, which manages approximately 3200 residential accounts and 70 acres of commercial snow management business. Paul’s expertise extends to snow clearing equipment, which he has not only used extensively in his own business,but successfully sells as a sales representative for Metal Pless Inc. and TrucBrush®.
Paul is well known in the snow industry for his active volunteer roles at the national Snow & Ice Management Association (‘SIMA’) including his work on the Outreach Advisory Committee and as a SIMA Advisor and Ambassador. He is currently a SIMA Board of Directors. In 2012, he was recognized by his peers and received the distinguished CEO of the Year Award. In2010, he received the SIMA Volunteer of the Year Award and, in 2009 he was honored with the Excellence in Business Award. As an expert in his field, he has spoken at numerous symposiums and trade shows and has been featured in Snow Business, Snow Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2009,Paul passion for snow led him, with his company Entreneige, to organize the largest snow only trade show in Canada.
Paul is a bit of a celebrity when it comes to snow and ice management. He’s stared in C47 Film Associates/Pro-Tech’s movie projectProjectSno Fighter, appearing inseasonsone and two. However, he prefers being on the other side of the camera lens to film snow equipment in action and best practices for effective snow clearing. TrucBrush is top on his list of best films to watch.

Steven J. Becker

Steven J. Becker

Vehicle Engineering Expert, Crash Reconstruction Expert

Steven is a vehicle engineer with more than twenty years experience and has worked directly for automotive manufacturers and tier 1 automotive parts suppliers. He provides investigations, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of litigation involving vehicle crashes, fires, and other losses. In the course of his casework, Steven commonly investigates matters involving crash reconstruction, claims of deficient maintenance /repair, and vehicle design defects.
As a vehicle engineer, Steven was involved in computer aided design and crash modeling, and physical testing and data analysis for durability and performance; he specialized in noise and vibration engineering. In this role he was responsible for designing vehicle systems, identifying, diagnosing, and remediating noise and vibration throughout entire vehicles. This process involved Steven in the design and engineering of nearly every aspect of the vehicle, from bumpers and occupant protection structures, to engine, drive train, and suspension components, and vehicle electronic systems. Steven provided vehicle analyses on the Viper, Sebring, Neon, PT Cruiser and Grand Cherokee vehicle lines while working at Chrysler. He acquired experience with a broad range of vehicle manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM, Honda, Land Rover, Nissan, Porsche, and Toyota, Volkswagen during his years at Magna Powertrain.
Steven is a degreed Mechanical Engineer as well as a Certified Inspection Mechanic. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has firsthand experience with the quality assurance programs utilized by the auto industry including Six Sigma, Shainin, Taguchi and Root Cause. Steven carries his passion for vehicles into his personal life as an avid Off-Roader. He has built various recreational vehicles including a modified Jeep as well as a dune buggy.

Brian Jacobson

Brian Jacobson

CPA, Controller

A Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts, Brian has over 20 years of diverse financial and management experience. As Controller of the TrucBrush Corporation, Brian is responsible for all areas of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining TrucBrush, Brian was the Managing Director of a financial consulting firm that works with mid-sized financial institutions in New England. He has first hand knowledge and experience in the landscape and snow management industries, as he was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a landscape construction company. His previous work experience also includes the role of Chief Financial Officer for an online data backup company, and he has held senior financial positions with a telecom provider, as well as, a national electrical distributor.
Brian earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Bentley University, his Master’s in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Boston College. He lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Brooks Rugemer

Brooks Rugemer

Commercial Trucking Specialist

Brooks is an experienced transportation manager specializing in intermodal, trucking, logistics, and warehousing related claims. After 13 years and 1.4 million miles as a CDL tractor-trailer driver, Brooks spent the next 17 years in transportation management holding the positions of safety instructor, driver recruiter, safety and risk manager, terminal manager, and regional manager. A former owner of Maryland Safety Services, a firm that provided CDL driver recruitment services, driver and warehouse training and compliance assistance, Brooks is highly knowledgeable on safety and risk management. He has participated in hundreds of hours of training in OSHA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Brooks has investigated hundreds of trucking, warehousing and freight related accidents, injuries and claims for some of the nation’s largest motor carrier companies.