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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.
New Potain dealer in Belgium
Manitowoc has appointed BLE as the dealer for its line of Potain self-erecting cranes in Belgium. The company is already the dealer for Grove mobile cranes in the country. The new arrangement began in July
RSC promotes developer of online equipment management tool
RSC Equipment Rental has promoted Gordon McDonald to vice president of managed services, in charge of RSC’s ‘Total Control’ equipment management software. He was previously director of managed services.
A new representative for IPAF France.
IPAF (The International Powered Access Federation) has appointed Pascal Deher as its new representative in France with immediate effect.
YIT names Juhani Pitkäkoski as CEO
YIT has appointed Juhani Pitkäkoski as its new president and CEO, replacing Hannu Leinonen with immediate effect
Smith promoted to VP at Snorkel
David Smith has been promoted to vice president, operations, for Snorkel International.
Enigma appoints sales manager for UK and Ireland
UK company Enigma Vehicle Systems PLC, has appointed David White sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Mr White has 15 years experience in the industry and has joined the company from Trafficmaster, where he was dealer account manager. His appointment is part of a rapid expansion at Enigma where staff numbers have doubled in the last year to meet customer demand.
Balfour Beatty creates COO role
Balfour Beatty has appointed Andrew McNaughton to the new role of chief operating officer (COO) and to the company's Board from 1 January.
Brotherton brings diverse experience to Genie booms
David Brotherton has been appointed product manager for the Genie articulating boom product line at Genie Industries. He will report to Alan Lofurno, global general manager, aerial boom product line.
Genie appoints articulating boom product manager
David Brotherton takes the company's post of articulating boom product manager.
Haulotte revamps website
The Haulotte Group has redesigned and rearranged its website.
Skyjack names Herc-U-Lift handler dealer
Herc-U-Lift of Maple Plain, Minnesota in the US has become a dealer for Skyjack's VR telehandlers, acquired from Ingersoll Rand in April 2008. Herc-U-Lift is also a dealer for the Aichi, Genie, JLG, Snorkel, and UpRight brands and operates nine locations across Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Instant UpRight appoints two to team
Stu Cohen and Santi Araya has been appointed to Instant UpRight’s sales team.
Trojan announces new management positions
Trojan Battery Co. has announced a new COO and vice president of Renewable Energy and New Business Development.
Toyota Material Handling names AWP specialist
Alan Dotts has been appointed to the new position of manager of aerial work platform specialist for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., the sole distributor of Aichi Aerial Work Platforms.
Metrolift adds staff
Chicagoland rental house appoints two new people to its staff.
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