Boehler appointed interim president of Skyjack

By Lindsey Anderson08 July 2011

Brad Boehler

Brad Boehler

Linamar Corp., parent company of Skyjack, has announced that Brad Boehler has been named interim president of Skyjack.

Since joining Skyjack in 2003, Boehler has progressively held various strategic positions including previous titles of both vice president of engineering and vice president of sales and marketing. Boehler's extensive knowledge of Skyjack's business structure makes him well positioned to spearhead an aggressive business plan of new product development and global expansion which will target expanding market potential encompassing North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

"We have launched a very aggressive product development plan which will roll out in concert with our expanding global footprint including sales offices with service and support in China, Brazil and Australia," Boehler said. "Skyjack is realigning its global sales and services footprint strategies as well, which will allow us to incorporate our goals across the organization. A major engineering expansion involving advanced design and development of a truly innovative product offering is currently taking shape in an aggressive fashion. The Skyjack sales force realignment will offer our customers the best people on the ground to sell, service and support our expanding markets."

Prior to joining Skyjack, Boehler obtained a B.Eng Sc from the University of Western Ontario, and holds a Professional Engineer designation. He attended the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering where he started his career as a Military Engineer. Boehler also recently completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey School of Business. In 2006 he was appointed chair of the ANSI A92.6 subcommittee, which is responsible for the US standard for self-propelled elevating work platforms. He is also involved with other global standards development organization, and is also currently the chair of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Manufacturer's Technical Committee.

Linamar president and chief operating officer Jim Jarrell said Boehler's appointment will further stabilize Skyjack's position as it moves ahead with its global expansion strategies.

"Brad's leadership will include focused efforts on product quality, customer responsiveness and product offering as the industry is poised for growth," Jarrell said.

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