Personnel Changes

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. 

Terex Relocates Denver Area Service Center to New Facility

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Service Center Corey Mozey

The Terex Service Center serving the Denver market has relocated to Commerce City, Colorado, providing improved accessibility for its customers in its Utilities and AWP divisions.

The move is 12 miles from the previous location and eases access from the I-70 and I-270 highway corridor.

Skyjack President to Head IPAF Leadership Team

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) confirmed the election of Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, to the role of president of its board at the association’s annual general meeting in Dubai.

Other changes included Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF deputy president and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as vice president.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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