Linamar Corp. announces Brad Boehler has been named the interim president of Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario. Boehler has held various strategic positions since he joined the company in 2003, including vice president of engineering and more recently vice president of sales and marketing. The company said this experience will enable him to spearhead new product development and global expansion plans.
"We have launched a very aggressive product development plan, which will roll out in concert with our expanding global footprint, including sales offices with service and support in China, Brazil, and Australia," Boehler said. Latin and North America are also part of Skyjack's target market for expansion.
Additionally, Skyjack is realigning its global sales and services strategies, and a major engineering expansion involving advanced design and development of products is taking shape, according to company.
Jim Jarrell, Linamar President and COO, noted that Boehler’s appointment will further stabilize Skyjack’s
position as it moves ahead with its global expansion strategies. His leadership will include focused efforts on product quality, customer responsivenes, and product offering as the industry is poised for growth.
Prior to joining Skyjack, Boehler obtained a B.Eng Sc from the University of Western Ontario, and he holds a professional engineer designation. He attended the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering where he started his career as a military engineer. Boehler also recently completed the executive development program at the Ivey School of Business. In 2006, he was appointed chair of the ANSI A92.6 subcommittee, which is responsible for the U.S. standard for self-propelled elevating work platforms. He is also involved with other global standards development organization, and he is currently the chair of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) manufacturer’s technical committee.