Jim Donoghue named chairman of LiuGong's US operations
By Richard High18 June 2010
Jim Donoghue has been named as chairman of LiuGong Construction Machinery North America.
Mr Donoghue joined LiuGong in 2008 as president of LiuGong Machinery, Latin America. In his new role he will be responsible for all expansion strategies for LiuGong in both North and South America.
Mr Donoghue succeeds Bi Haidong, who has been promoted to another, as yet un-named position within LiuGong.
"This appointment reflects LiuGong's commitment to further expand its performance in the global market. The board is delighted to welcome Mr Donoghue as the new chairman of our North American company," said Mr. Wang Xiaohua, chairman of LiuGong.
Mr Donoghue has been involved in the construction equipment and material handling manufacturing industries for over 25 years at Case, Ingersoll Rand, Hyster and Yale.
During his time as head of LiuGong's Latin America subsidiary he over saw a nearly +40% increase in unit sales.
LiuGong currently sells wheeled loaders, excavators, backhoes, skid steers and compaction equipment in the US and Canada from its product line-up of wheeled loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, skid steers, forklifts, graders, excavators, rollers, truck mounted cranes, pavers and milling machines.
The 50 year-old LiuGong Machinery Corp, headquartered in Liuzhou, China, claims it is the largest producer of wheel loaders in the world with a nearly 18% share of that market.
In 2009, it had US$ 1.49 billion in sales, producing more than 38000 units from 16 factories.