Eric C. Jackson

Board of Directors Emeritus - CEO (Retired), Peterbilt of Utah

In 1977 Eric C. Jackson purchased his first dealer franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since then our dealer group has expanded to 4 states and 14 full service locations.

Eric C Jackson was born into a Quaker family in Oklahoma and grew up on a cattle and farming ranch. He was educated at Central Oklahoma State University at Edmond, Oklahoma. He also attended some advanced courses at Pepperdine University and JF Kennedy University in California.

Eric began his career with Ryder Trucks and was chosen the “Rookie of the Year” during his first year of work. He ended his career at Ryder 7 years later while running the Northern California Divisions which included 14 stores. He left Ryder to become General Manager of Jensen’s Inc., a privately owned family conglomerate located in Fairview Oklahoma.

After two years at Jensen’s, General Motors offered Eric an opportunity to purchase a small GMC store in Salt Lake City. The purchase was completed in July of 1977. This business has grown into the companies that exist today.

Eric was chosen 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year for Utah. He has served on many boards, started over 50 different companies, and sold over 60,000 trucks in his career over the Western United States. Eric is married for 41 years to M. Kaye Jackson and has six grown children and 16 grandchildren.

Eric teaches at the BYU Center for Entrepreneurs on a regular basis. He is a runner, hiker, climber, water skier, and world traveler.

Eric recently returned from a mission with his wife Kaye for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Johannesburg South Africa Mission. Eric and Faye have ongoing humanitarian service interests across the African continent.

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