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Book now for the IPAF Summit and IAPA Awards in Dublin
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is gearing up to make this year’s Summit one of its best ever. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland on 2 April, the event will have the usual seminars and guest speakers but will be augmented by the first ever International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA), being jointly organized by IPAF and Access International.
New president for Perkins
Gwenne Henricks has been appointed president of UK-based diesel engine manufacturer Perkins.
Van Rompuy leaves Bam for high office
Herman Van Rompuy has resigned from the Supervisory Board of Dutch contractor Bam, following his appointment as the Prime Minister of Belgium.
Niftylift formalises dealership in Saudi Arabia
Dealership discussions between UK manufacturer Niftylift and Saudi Arabian company Salah + Abdulaziz Abahsain Heavy Equipment Division were finalised at the recent Big 5 Show in Dubai.
Terex AWP appoints Hauff VP of sales EMEAR
Terex AWP (Aerial Work Platforms) has appointed Martin Hauff to the position of vice president of sales for EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia). Hauff will report directly to Matt Fearon, Vice President and Managing Director of Terex AWP, EMEAR.
Master Craft forklifts added to Canadian Forklift distribution
Canadian Forklift Distributors Ltd has added the US-built Master Craft rough terrain forklift products to the range of equipment it sells throughout Canada.
Two new staff join Metrolift
Chicagoland's rental house Metrolift has appointed Danielle Kendall and Chris Brown to its staff.
David Johns brings huge experience to PAC
PAC (Powered Access Certification) the UK, company specialising in machine certification and technical advice has a new technical officer, David Johns B.Sc.
ALL Erection moves into new corporate building
ALL Erection & Crane Rental in the US has relocated its corporate headquarters
Armin Rappen joins Mateco board
Armin Rappen has been appointed to the executive board of Mateco AG. Mr Rappen will join the board from 1 March 2009 and will assume some of the responsibilities of the chairman Wolfgang Roth: including: sales, marketing, technology and purchasing.
Manitowoc appoints engineering and innovation SVP
Andreas Schwer has been appointed senior vice president of global engineering and innovation at Manitowoc Cranes
Lend Lease promotes Steve McCann to CEO
Australian construction and real estate company Lend Lease has named its current finance director Steve McCann as its new CEO.
Ranger to represent Aichi in UK and Ireland
Aichi Corporation has appointed Ranger Equipment Ltd as its dealer for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Australia and US share rental business experiences
The Global Rental Alliance's (GRA) professional exchange programme is up and running with the first participant, Peter Maginnis, a branch manager with American Rentals in California, now gaining experience of the Australian rental market with Kennards Hire in Sydney.
Scutt and Williams join Loxam Access
Mark Scutt, formerly of Access Rentals, has recently joined Loxam Access as the branch manager of the company's UK London East branch. Mr Scutt has worked in the access industry for many years.
Cargotec promotions
Axel Leijonhufvud has been appointed senior vice president, product supply, at Cargotec. He is now a member of the executive board and reports to Mikael Mäkinen, president and CEO
Jones leaves Lavendon to pursue new projects
Peter Jones, head of UK Group technical services is set to leave Lavendon at the end of the year to pursue an independent career in engineering and operational management consultancy.
Trapletti and new law will help promote UpRight in Switzerland
Rico Trapletti has joined Schuler & Schloemmer, UpRight's distributor in Switzerland, which is expanding its operations in response to major changes to the aerial lift market. Previously, Swiss law allowed working at heights over 3.5m to be carried out using baskets on fork lift trucks. All of this type of work must now be carried out using access equipment.
Manitou has new COO
Christian Caleca has joined Manitou as chief operations officer, a new position. Mr Caleca now leads the company's industrial, domestic and international commercial, purchasing and logistics, and quality departments, as well as its research and development activities.
Spider hires industrial sales rep
Don Hatch will be responsible for Spider's Midwestern clients.
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