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Spider hires Vancouver sales rep
Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announced Jason Atkinson as its district sales representative for the company’s Vancouver branch.
New Pyeroy role supports expansion
Phill Maurer has joined UK scaffolding and industrial services company Pyeroy Group as group business support director, a new position. The company said the appointment buttresses planned growth in the industrial process, power generation, nuclear and renewable energy sectors.
Coates Hire appoints Leigh Ainsworth as CEO
Coates Hire’s new chief executive officer is Leigh Ainsworth, who will replace interim CEO Ray Romano in early November. Mr Romano took over the position following Malcolm Jackman’s departure in May.
Broader coverage for Locatelli
Italian rough terrain crane manufacturer Locatelli has expanded its distribution network by signing up a new dealer and a new agent
Result Group recruits rental professional
Former rental company executive Nick McDowell has joined rental software company Result Group as sales manager for its Express product.
JLG senior vice president of engineering retires
Wayne MacDonald has announced his retirement from senior vice president of engineering at JLG.
Arne Dirckinck-Holmfeld to join PB Lifttechnik
Arne Dirckinck-Holmfeld, sales and marketing director at Irish scaffold and access tower manufacturer Instant UpRight, is to leave the company at the end of the year and join German powered access manufacturer PB Lifttechnik as export director.
Grigory Grif appointed head of Ramirent in Russia
Ramirent has appointed Grigory Grif, 43, as its country manager for Russia. Mr Grif has been general manager of Ramirent's St Petersburg operations since 2004.
Former Coates executives join New Zealand's Hirequip
Hirequip, one of New Zealand’s largest equipment rental companies, has appointed former Coates Hire executives Garry Woods and Barry Meale as directors. Mr Woods will be chairman, replacing Kim Ellis, who is leaving the board after almost two years in the post.
Trachtenberg to retire from Mobile Mini
Mobile Mini Inc said its executive vice president and chief financial officer since 1995, Lawrence Trachtenberg, will retire at the end of 2008. Mr Trachtenberg, who will continue to sit on Mobile’s board of directors after his retirement and act as part-time advisor, will be succeeded by Mark Funk, who will join Mobile Mini on 3 November from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc’s Structured Debt Group, where is a managing director.
New Czech dealer for Niftylift
Niftylift in the UK has named Trasek TS in Havlickuv Brod as its dealer in the Czech Republic. The creation of the "official relationship" coincided with the Brno Construction Exhibition in September, at which Trasek presented a 12 m working height Nifty HR12NDE self-propelled boom and a 17 m working height Nifty N170 trailer-mounted platform.
Algeco appoints European human resources director
Algeco has appointed Olga Damiron as its new human resources director for Europe. Her role, which is a new one for Algeco, is to foster a common human resources policy across the 17 European countries where Algeco operates.
Genie breaks facility ground in China
Aerial work platform manufacturer Genie Industries, part of the Terex Corp., broke ground in Changzhou, China, for a new facility.
Verania Costa Rivas leaves UpRight for Platform Sales Europe
Verania Costa Rivas has left UpRight after seven years as district manager for Southern Europe. She will be replaced by Enrique Garcia who takes on responsibility for Southern Europe along side his product support duties
Persson named Volvo CE president & CEO
Olof Persson, the current president of Volvo's Aero division will takeover as president & CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment on November 1.
Unic mini cranes move into the Med
European distributor of mini cranes, Unic Cranes Europe, has appointed three new distributors in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus
Former Cramo executive Magnus Rosén to lead Ramirent
The former Cramo executive Magnus Rosén has been appointed as the next president and chief executive officer of Ramirent. Mr Rosén, who is expected to start work on January 15 2009, will succeed present CEO Kari Kallio who earlier this year declared his intention to retire from the company in 2009.
Genie appoints new senior compliance and applications engineer
Luke Webber, who has been with Genie Industries since 1999 as a mechanical engineer, has been appointed to the new position of senior compliance and applications engineer.
PG Trionic opens European division
Experiencing growth, the electronic control systems company has expanded into Europe.
Italian access into Germany
Manufacturer Gigieffe in Italy is building the presence of its Airo line of access platforms in the German market. It appointed two sales agents, Thomas Kaufmann and Andreas Zelmer, in July, and has named five service reps since February, Alessandro Manini, area manager for export, told AI.
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