Acme Lift Co. Promotes Mike Ferguson to VP-Sales | Daily Construction News

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Mike Ferguson has been promoted to vice president of sales at Acme Lift Co..

“Mike has a tremendous amount of industry experience that he brings to his new position,” said Woody Weld, Acme Lift chairman and CEO. “Since joining Acme Lift, Mike has made significant contributions to our company in the Gulf Coast region. Because of his fleet management, planning and marketing abilities, we now hope to utilize Mike’s capabilities to grow the Acme Lift sales and marketing team. Mike additionally will help direct fleet concentrations, new products, and improvement of customer contacts. Mike has the ability to initiate new  business  and negotiate existing contracts with Acme Lift’s customers, both large and small."

Ferguson, hired in August 2011 as Acme Lift manger of the Gulf Coast and central regions of the United States, said he has honed his fleet management acumen and other management skills during his tenure at the company and is honored to join the executive team, helping to guide the company’s future while continuing to work to exceed retail customers’ most challenging needs.

“I take pride in building Acme Lift’s exemplary relationships with all our customers based on honesty, integrity and respect,” Ferguson said. “That has always been at the forefront.”

He also said he looks forward to “having the time to develop more strategic partnerships within the retail rental industry, as well as exploring opportunities outside the United States and looking into other product lines for Acme Lift.”

Ferguson started his rental industry career in 1992 at Prime Equipment in Garland, Texas, then moved to Horizon High Reach in Irving, Texas, three years later, where he worked as an outside sales representative until 1998. He joined Mango Equipment in Irving that year as an outside sales representative, covering Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.

When Mango Equipment was acquired by United Rentals in 1999, Ferguson stayed aboard for the next dozen years and held several branch management jobs before being promoted to manager of new business development, working to start branches across the Gulf Coast and the Midwest.