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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.
Israel Celli returns to industry with Case Construction
Ex-JLG Industries sales executive Israel Celli is returning to the construction equipment industry with Case Construction Equipment as vice president sales and marketing for the European region. He will report directly to Case's chief executive officer and president Jim McCullough.
MEC announces personnel changes
MEC adds Gary Crook as director of new product development and Rob Hime has been appointed to its sales team.
Kneeland confirmed as CEO at United Rentals
United Rentals has appointed Michael Kneeland as president and chief executive officer. Mr Kneeland, who was unanimously selected by United’s board, has been interim CEO since June 2007.
A-Plant creates access sales director
Rental company A-Plant has promoted Steve King to the new position of sales director for the UK company's Powered Access business, part of A-Plant Specialist Products.
SIA welcomes new president Bill Breault Jr.
More than 500 attend scaffold industry’s 36th annual convention and expo as presidency is handed over
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