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Sunbelt co-founder Smart joins RSC
RSC Equipment Rental has appointed Thomas F Smart as vice-president – sales, a newly created position. Mr Smart has 27 years experience in the US rental industry and was a co-founder of Sunbelt Rentals in 1983.
Volvo’s Nielsen moves to Terex
Eric Nielsen, the head of Volvo's excavator business has joined Terex as president of Terex Materials Processing & Mining. Last year the division, which makes mining trucks and shovels, rock drills and crushing & screening equipment, accounted for US$ 2.09 billion of Terex's US$ 9.14 billion total revenues.
Riwal buys share of 123lift and employs Jeff Eisenberg
Riwal has further expanded its growing European footprint by acquiring a 70% share of Estonian access rental company 123lift. The company has also expanded its management team with the appointment of finance specialist Jeff Eisenberg.
Bil-Jax signs service agreement with H&E Equipment Services
Biljax is extending its trailer boom market by the addition of service dealers across the USA, the latest of these is H&E Equipment Services.
AFI Direct gets new customer services manager
UK rental company AFI-Uplift has appointed Les Wood as customer services manager of AFI Direct.
New VP for government projects at JLG
JLG has promoted Denny Buterbaugh to vice president of government projects and programmes for JLG Industries.
Alimak Hek to open office in Dubai
Alimak Hek has announced that it is establishing operations in the Middle East. Opening of the sales support office, which will be in Dubai's Jebel Free Zone, is in line with Alimak Hek's strategy to expand into additional geographic markets.
Philippe Clover becomes president of Indian rental company Quippo
Philippe Clover, the former Hertz Equipment Rental Co (HERC) and Caterpillar rental executive, has joined Indian rental company Quippo Infrastructure Equipment as its president.
Former Boskalis chief gets Heijmans top job
Rob van Gelder will take over as chairman of Heijmans' Executive Board from 1 July following the resignation of Guus Hoefsloot. Joep Brentjens has also stood down as chairman of the company's Supervisory Board. He will be replaced from 1 July by André Olijslager, a member of the Supervisory Board since April last year.
New director appointed for aftermarket at Terex AWP
Terex AWP (aerial work platforms) has appointed Peter Whittall as director of aftermarket service for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR).
CRH names new bosses
CRH has appointed Myles Lee as group chief executive designate. He will take over at the head of the construciton materials giant at the end of this year on the retirement of current chief executive Liam O'Mahony.
Freire becomes president of Terex Latin America
Andre Freire has been promoted to the position of president Latin America for Terex Corp.
Joe Dixon joins United Rentals
Joe Dixon, previously head of JLG’s ServicePlus division in the US, has left JLG and joined United Rentals as vice president - sales, effective on 9 June, 2008. He will “lead the company’s strategic sales and business development activities”, said United.
Heads roll after Heijmans warning
Heijmans' executive chairman, Guus Hoefsloot has announced his resignation following a profits warning. Van Herk Groep, which controls some 10% of voting rights in the Dutch contract has also called for the resignation of the Supervisory Board's chairman Joep Brentjens.
Ramirent CEO Kallio to retire in 2009
Ramirent’s chief executive officer Kari Kallio is to retire from the company next year, no later than the company’s AGM in April 2009. He will continue in his post until his successor is found.
New head for Komatsu Europe
Komatsu has appointed Akira Sugiki as chairman & managing director of Komatsu Europe. He succeeds Tsutomu Sakurai who is leaving Komatsu after two years in charge oF its European operations.
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Samoter rental debate
The recent rental seminar during the Samoter show generated an interesting debate between those who felt that dealer/manufacturer-led rental operations (which are common in Italy) should be encouraged and those who favoured the development of an independent rental sector.
Deprez on the ERA
Gererd Deprez talks about ERA’s progress and goals for the future as the organisation prepares for its major convention in Amsterdam in June.
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