In that role, Begley is responsible for the company’s multi-generational product plan, as well as for driving the direction and implementation of its go-to-market strategies.
“Within the last few years, JLG has taken big leaps in the evolution of its aerial lift portfolio, incorporating exciting new design changes and introducing new specialty models, including all-electric, lightweight, and indoor-only options,” says Begley. “Many of these progressive design changes were customer-driven and focused on productivity. That work continues today.”
Begley says that his team will continue to work with customers to gather feedback, as well as observe first-hand how JLG machines are being used on job sites. He notes that those inputs help identify application challenges that will fuel future customer-inspired innovations.
“We take this approach seriously,” Begley says, “By closely working with customers throughout the product development cycle, we ensure that the JLG brand is developing and delivering advancements across our product lines that drive tangible value on job sites.”
Begley notes that his team is also focused on highlighting product enhancements across all three of the product lines he is responsible for to provide users with a similar experience, regardless of what machine they are using. He also adds that the ongoing evolution of equipment through innovative, integrated technologies, will continue to drive productivity and safety improvements on JLG scissor lifts, vertical lifts, and low-level access lifts.
Before joining JLG, Begley held various product management roles with Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment Corporation, Volvo Construction Equipment, and Ingersoll-Rand.
Before entering the construction industry, he served in the United States Navy. His education includes an ASAST in nuclear engineering technology from Thomas Edison State University, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University, and an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Together with his director of product management peers, Ara Eckel, Daliborka (Dali) Ribeiro, and Nate Hoover, Begley will focus on fulfilling the company’s mission to elevate access across three pillars: Safety, Productivity and Technology.