John L. Garrison Jr., chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation has taken on the additional responsibility of being president of the company’s Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) business segment.
Garrison is replacing current Terex AWP President Matt Fearon, who will leave the company Aug. 1 after 25 years with Terex, Terex AWP, and Genie, Terex AWP’s flagship brand.
Simon A. Meester, vice president of global sales and marketing administration for Terex AWP, is being promoted to chief operating officer of Terex Aerials. He and Clint Weber, general manager of Terex Utilities, the company’s other business in the AWP segment, will both report directly to Garrison in his role as president of Terex AWP.
The Terex corporate executive leadership team will continue to report to Garrison in his role as chairman and CEO of Terex Corp.
“We thank Matt Fearon for his many contributions to Terex,” Garrison said. “Matt has been a dynamic and much-admired leader who helped Genie grow from a regional brand to a global powerhouse. He arrived as an engineer 25 years ago and went on to key roles including vice president of operations, vice president and managing director of EMEAR, vice president and general manager, Americas, and ultimately president of AWP.”
Meester joined Terex in 2018 from Eaton Corp., where he was vice president and general manager of the industrial control division. Earlier, he spent 14 years in progressively senior roles at Caterpillar, Inc., before becoming president of Sandvik Mining and Construction in India. He has managed global teams and operations for 20 years, based in seven countries, including eight years in the United States. He holds an MBA from the University of Surrey, England, and a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
“I look forward to working closely with Simon and Clint, and their terrific teams at Genie and Utilities,” said Garrison. “We congratulate Simon on his expanded responsibilities, and we send best wishes to Matt for continued great success in the years ahead.”