Our Staff

Tom Burger

Tom is our President of The Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Engineer. Tom earned his mechanical engineering degree with high honors from Auburn University. While at Auburn he was awarded several scholarships and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. He has been with Tennessee Trailers, Inc since 1982 after leaving an exclusive Manager’s Program at DuPont. Tom engineers all of our trailers and sets our production schedule. In the past he was on the National Marine Manufactures Association Engineering Certification committee helping set boat trailer standards.

Jan Burger

Jan’s parents, Jimmie & Margueritte Shacklette, bought Tennessee Trailers in the 1970’s after years of working at the company. Jan is our Secretary of The Board and our majority owner of our family business.

Sandra Long

Sandra is our Sales Coordinator. She has been with Tennessee Trailers, Inc since 1991. Sandra is also 2nd Generation at our business (her mother was our CFO form 1972 until she retired 2002). Sandra is the voice of Tennessee Trailers. She answers most of our phone calls, handles quotes, and takes orders from our dealers. She also coordinates deliveries of trailers, handles Accounts Receivable, and is our HR & Office Manager.

William (Billy) Buoymaster Jr

Billy has been with Tennessee Trailers, Inc since 1993. Billy originally was hired in as a painter but his skills were quickly put to use on the assembly line. He also learned to weld and fabricate parts through the years. Billy eventually took over as lead man in our paint shop then assembly line, and was brought in office to take over as purchasing agent in 2001. In 2007, Billy was again promoted, this time to his current position as our plant manager and in 2017, he now over sees all operations including purchasing, customer service and accounts payable.