Personnel Changes

Genie Names New North American Sales Executives

Date: 11-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Joshua Meyer

June 11, 2019 – Terex AWP appointed Joshua Meyer to the role of Genie vice president of North American sales, as well as promoted Doug Evans and Rick Penkert as Genie regional vice presidents.

Hy-Brid Lifts Hires New Southeast Territory Manager

Date: 30-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Matt Ware

May 30, 2019 – Custom Equipment LLC appointed Matt Ware as the southeast territory manager, where he will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Ware will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

Hatz Names Stefan Dierkes Director of Service Division

Date: 29-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Stefan Dierkes

May 29, 2019 — Hatz is expanding its services and has brought Stefan Dierkes on board for the management and development of the service business division.

Dierkes joins Hatz from Körber Mediapark Systems AG, where he was responsible for the entire service area (service director of the machinery business unit). Prior to that, he was a member of the management board (executive vice president service and solutions) at Winkler + Dünnebier Neuwied.

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints South-Central Territory Manager

Date: 23-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Andy Galle

May 23, 2019 – Custom Equipment added Andy Galle as the South-Central territory manager, covering Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Galle will specifically focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

“We look forward to having Andy join our Hy-Brid Lifts sales team,” said Terry Dolan, Custom Equipment CEO and president. “His industry experience and territory knowledge will be an asset to our company and our customers.”

New Managing Editor Joins Crane Hot Line, Lift and Access

Date: 22-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Alexis Brumm

May 22, 2019 - Heartland Communications has named Alexis Brumm as managing editor for Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access magazines, as well as its supplements, Telecom & Utility Construction and Components & Consumables.

CEO of United Rentals Appoints New Leadership Team

Date: 09-05-2019 / Author: abrumm

May 9, 2019 - United Rentals Inc. announced that its president and CEO, Matthew Flannery, finalized his executive leadership team.

Flannery succeeded Michael Kneeland as CEO on May 8, at which time Kneeland became chairman of the board. Two 20-year leaders of United Rentals have been promoted to new roles on the executive team, effective immediately:

Ahern Companies Promotes Global Marketing Director

Date: 06-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Amelia Pearce

The Ahern family of companies announced the promotion of Amelia Pearce from global marketing director to vice president of global marketing.

Reporting directly to Don Ahern, Pearce will develop and deliver global marketing strategies for all brands within the Ahern family of companies. Based at Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel global corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, she will oversee a team of 10 who deliver shared marketing services globally.

United Rentals Names Former Riwal CEO to New Executive Role

Date: 01-05-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals' Norty Turner

United Rentals appointed Norty Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president of services and advanced solutions.

Turner, the former CEO of Riwal, will oversee four business units, including United Academy, customer equipment service, customer fleet solutions, and advanced solutions. His role will have a distinctive focus on building out service and solution platforms to better support customers.

Haulotte Americas Names New General Manager

Date: 15-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
Shawn Boone

April 15, 2019 – Haulotte Americas announced the appointment of Shawn Boone to the position of general manager of the Haulotte U.S. subsidiary.

Boone is responsible for leading the business’ sales and commercial operations for the U.S. and Canada with a primary responsibility to strengthen partnerships with current and new customers. 

MEC Aerial Work Platforms Hires New Director

Date: 09-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
Pat Schmetzer

April 9, 2019 - MEC Aerial Work Platforms hired Pat Schmetzer as director of product training and risk management.  

Schmetzer comes to MEC with over 40 years of construction and industrial equipment experience from manufacturers, dealers, and rental companies. He has held roles such as service technician and service manager; technical, safety, and sales training instructor; general manager; sales director; and rental director.