February 2019

JLG Offers MEWP Supervisor Training to Assist with New ANSI Standard Compliance

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
JLG MEWP Supervisor Training

JLG Industries Inc. added MEWP Supervisor Training to its award-winning training program, in response to the new ANSI standards recently approved for MEWPs.

Manitou North America Expands Executive Team

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Myron Birschbach Manitou North America
Scott McGuigan Manitou North America
Jill Pintor Manitou North America

Manitou North America added three key members to its senior leadership team in order to help drive the customer experience for its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

The manufacturer named Myron Birschbach the new vice president of service and aftermarket; Scott McGuigan, eastern region vice president for Manitou North America sales; and Jill Pintor, business coordinator for Manitou North America.

JLG Fills Aftermarket Operations Leadership Roles

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Wade Jones JLG
Willie van Ryneveld JLG
Ken Ferguson JLG
David Wei JLG

JLG Industries Inc. announced leadership promotions in its North American, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe-Middle East-Africa-India-Russia (EMEAIR) aftermarket operations. 

Wade Jones has been named general manager of North America parts, a newly created role. Jones will partner with the JLG parts sales team while continuing to lead JLG parts distribution center operations. Jones brings with him to this new role 13 years of JLG experience, most recently as the regional vice president of sales and service, and more than 20 years in the heavy equipment industry. 

IPAF Shares Strategies for VR Simulators to Enhance Operator Training

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF VR strategy

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released a comprehensive eXtended Reality (XR) strategy paper outlining how technologies including virtual reality (VR) and MEWP simulators can enhance, as opposed to replace, operator training.

In 2018, IPAF led an industry-wide consultation to produce a policy document on how VR systems can be effectively and safely used to train MEWP operators, leading to its ground-breaking set of recommendations.

MEWP Industry Veteran Robertson Was ‘Legendary,’ Colleagues Say

Date: 06-02-2019 / Author: fmotz
Alastair Robertson, left, Lift and Access Editor Karen Scally, and Lift and Access Publisher Franci Motz at IPAF Innovate 2018.

Describing him as “grand in all aspects of the word,” colleagues from throughout the access industry are paying tribute to Universal Equipment President Alastair Robertson, following his death Jan. 30, 2019.

Robertson worked with many OEMs since he started in the MEWP industry in 1981, and he served on the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) North American Regional Council since 2004. He also shared his expertise as a Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards judge for Lift and Access magazine.

JCB North America Honors Employee Retiring After 60 Years of Service

Date: 06-02-2019 / Author: kscally
JCB John Carter

JCB North America bid farewell to an employee who worked for the manufacturer for six decades with a career spanning three countries and 15 different job titles. 

Company officials said John Carter was a happy-natured journeyman who influenced thousands of colleagues.   

Speaking at a farewell ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Pooler, Georgia, JCB North America President and CEO Richard Fox-Marrs commented on Carter’s career. 

TVH Promotes VP to President Role

Date: 05-02-2019 / Author: kscally
TVH Dirk von Holt

TVH in the Americas (TVH) announced Dirk von Holt has been named its new president, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

As the vice president of sales and marketing, von Holt, who joined the company in 2005, was instrumental in streamlining TVH’s organizational processes and setting up a network of distribution centers in order to ensure a positive customer experience.  In his new role, he will continue to provide strategic leadership and help to create a structure for TVH’s future growth and development. 

Custom Equipment Names Construction Industry Veteran as President and CEO

Date: 05-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment Terry Dolan

Custom Equipment LLC welcomes industry veteran Terry Dolan as its president and CEO.

Dolan brings nearly 30 years of experience in the rental, construction, and equipment industries and will lead the overall direction and strategy of the organization.