Ted Bratthauar, VP of purchasing at Manitowoc Cranes, is set to retire after more than 30 years with the company.
Bratthauar is well-known in the crane industry, having worked in sales, marketing, procurement and general management for several Manitowoc brands over the years, including Grove, Manlift, National Crane and Manitowoc. He began his career with Grove in 1981 as director of purchasing and went on to hold titles such as VP of sales for Manlift; VP of manufacturing and materials; VP of customer support-worldwide and general manager for National Crane.
Bratthauar received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University. His successor as VP of purchasing will be Mary O’Toole.
Said Bratthauar: “I have truly enjoyed working for a living, and I look forward to living and not working for it.”