Engineered Transportation International Announces New President of Heil Trailer Asia

Athens, TN – (January 18, 2024) – Engineered Transportation International (EnTrans) announced the appointment of Nicholas Ling as President of Heil Trailer Asia. In his role, Ling assumes full managerial authority over Heil Trailer Asia’s operations.

“Nicholas brings with him a wealth of experience, with over 17 years of exemplary leadership in commercial and operational roles,” said Ryan Rockafellow, CEO, Engineered Transportation International. “I’m confident that he will be integral to our ongoing efforts to drive commercial expansion with new products and new markets.”

Born in Malaysia, Ling is fluent in English and Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin, Hokkien, Foochow, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. “His personal background, coupled with his professional experience, makes him uniquely qualified to help bring growth to the Asian market of the business,” said Jake Radish, CCO, SVP Engineered Transportation International.

Ling has more than two decades of experience in establishing and managing business transformation in various key industries, including automotive, heavy machinery, industrial and telecommunications, across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and, most recently, the U.S.

He most recently served as the Managing Director of Panus International, which resulted in the company’s transformation into a leading player in the intermodal chassis industry; he specializes in organizational transformation, market growth expansion, new market start-ups, strategic sales and marketing management, global product development and distribution. Ling holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

“I am looking forward to expanding Heil Trailer Asia’s presence in the Asian market,” said Ling. “Heil Trailer and EnTrans have a reputation of employing the latest manufacturing techniques while paying the utmost attention to their core values such as safety and safe environmental practices. I’m certain that, together with my team, we can increase Heil’s market share in this geographic sector.”

About Engineered Transportation International
Engineered Transportation International (“EnTrans”) is a global leader and manufacturer of transportation equipment, providing innovative engineered solutions to meet customer challenges. The company is comprised of Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer, Jarco and Kalyn Siebert. Heil Trailer has been manufacturing durable tank trailers since 1901 for liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense transportation. Polar Tank Trailer is one of North America’s largest producers of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers. Engineered Transportation International is owned by American Industrial Partners and headquartered in Athens, Tennessee.

About Heil Trailer International, Co.
Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle- market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. Heil Trailer International, Co., Polar Tank Trailer and Jarco are part of Engineered Transportation International, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil and gas
industry. Heil Trailer is headquartered in Athens, Tennessee. For more information about Heil Trailer, visit

Nicholas Ling, President, Heil Trailer Asia