Daguin takes on Manitowoc China

02 March 2012

Jean-Noel Daguin, Manitowoc Cranes China executive vice president

Jean-Noel Daguin, Manitowoc Cranes China executive vice president

Jean-Noel Daguin has been promoted to executive vice president of Manitowoc Cranes China.

Daguin joined Manitowoc 10 years ago as controller for the Asia-Pacific region. He will now report directly to Eric Etchart, president and general manager of Manitowoc Cranes.

"Jean-Noel brings a deep knowledge of the local culture and understands the strengths and opportunities available from our team in China," said Etchart. "These strengths, combined with his financial background, leadership skills and business acumen, position Jean-Noel for success in his new role. I am confident that Jean-Noel is the right person to lead our efforts in the important Chinese market."

Daguin takes over from John Wheeler, who has relocated back to the USA. Daguin will continue to be based in Manitowoc's Shanghai offices.

Australia appointments

There have been two further appointments at Manitowoc in Austrailia. Andy Chambers has been appointed Manitowoc sales manager for Victoria and Tasmania. Chambers has more than 30 years of experience in the Australian crane industry. He started as a crane operator then took on senior management working for a range of companies including Brambles, James Cranes, Gleasons and most recently Associated Rigging.

Ben Masters will manage Queensland in addition to his existing sales areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory. Masters has been with the manufacturer for 12 months and was previously responsible for the Victoria and Tasmania regions that he has now handed over to Chambers.

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