Runnion Equipment Service Manager to Retire

LYONS, Ill. –Runnion Equipment Company announced that after 30 years, its service manager,  Guy Tanney, will retire.

Tanney joined Runnion in 1987 as a mechanic specializing in auto and truck bodywork. He was promoted to service manager in 1996 to oversee on-site and in-shop maintenance and repairs. In addition, he developed Runnion’s internal crane inspection guidelines and supervised technician hiring through the Runnion mentorship program.

“Guy has been a key part of our management team and will be greatly missed,” said Michael Prochot, Runnion Equipment president. “He is knowledgeable, energetic, and always ready to take on any challenge. Fortunately, Guy has assured us a smooth transition because he’s personally hired and trained almost all of our technicians.”

Tom Ludwick will replace Tanney as service manager. Ludwick joined Runnion in 2001 as a journeyman mechanic with 20 years of general mechanic and body shop experience.

He has completed all of Runnion’s OSHA safety and manufacturers’ training programs, including National Crane, Palfinger, Manitex, Harsco Hy-Rail, and SAF Holland. In 2004, Ludwick was promoted to foreman and has been assisting Tanney with running the service department.