Clark Material Handling Company Appoints Joe Raines as Chief Operating Officer

Clark Material Handling Company Appoints Joe Raines as Chief Operating Officer

Clark Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, announces the appointment of Mr. Joe Raines as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Raines will oversee daily operations at Clark, working closely with Clark's dealer network and facilitating the company's continued innovation.

He will also work directly with the Clark management team to build on the company's success with a long-term strategic plan. Raines will report to Dennis Lawrence, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clark Material Handling Company.

"Joe's extensive background in global supply chain operations, along with his strong management and leadership skills, will serve Clark, our dealers, and our end-customers well," said Lawrence. "Under his leadership, Clark will continue to innovate and develop new products while enhancing our efforts to bring our dealers and our customers quality products that meet and exceed their expectations."

Raines says his experience in logistics, management, and supply chain organization will serve the Clark team well as they all look ahead to the company's future.

"I am excited to join the Clark team, expanding on the innovations and legacy of the 105-year-old brand. Clark is known worldwide as one of the most durable and reliable forklift brands, with a solid legacy and impressive product offering, and I look forward to continuing to build that legacy and brand identity for years to come," Raines said.

Raines has extensive experience in performance improvement initiatives, operations management, and supply chain and distribution oversight. He began his career with an eight-year deployment as a United States Army Officer. He then transitioned to management consulting, working for eight years with consumer goods companies on performance improvement initiatives.

Over the last fifteen years, Raines has worked in operations management and most recently served as Clark supply chain leader in Costa Mesa, California. He will combine his leadership, supply chain, management, and logistics skills to facilitate growth and innovation within the Clark organization


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