Category Archives: People on the Move

Brian Layman appointed VP Construction Equipment for Volvo Financial Services USA

Brian Layman appointed VP Construction Equipment for Volvo Financial Services USA

GREENSBORO, NC — Brian Layman has been appointed VP Construction Equipment Financial Services for the USA market of Volvo Financial Services (VFS), effective February 1, 2020. Brian has 19 years of experience with the Volvo Group in various roles supporting sales and marketing, dealer development and retail competence development. He has served as VP, Business […]

Marcus Curry joins LEEA board

Marcus Curry joins LEEA board

Marcus Curry, managing director of George Taylor Lifting Gear – one of the premier brands of lifting, hoisting and mechanical handling products – has joined the Board of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). “I am proud to be joining the LEEA Board at such an important time for the Association,” said Curry, who brings […]

Metso accessories distribution strengthened with addition of L.S.W. Wear Parts Ltd

Metso accessories distribution strengthened with addition of L.S.W. Wear Parts Ltd

Metso’s North American aggregates distributor community is excited to welcome L.S.W. Wear Parts Ltd. of Eastern Canada. L.S.W. is a second-generation, family-owned and operated business incorporated in 1993. The company has grown over the years to be a major supplier of aftermarket parts to the mining, construction, forestry and energy industries. To support their growing […]

Mecalac hires industry veteran Peter Bigwood to grow North and South American business

Mecalac hires industry veteran Peter Bigwood to grow North and South American business

NORFOLK, MA – Mecalac, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, has hired Peter Bigwood as general manager to expand the company’s reach in North and South America. Mecalac, which was founded in France in 1974, manufactures a full line of excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers for urban […]

Motion Industries names Chris Pacer to VP – Central Group

Motion Industries names Chris Pacer to VP – Central Group

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has named Chris Pacer to Vice President of the Company’s Central Group – effective January 1, 2020. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering […]

Doosan Bobcat completes acquisition of BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds maintenance brands

Doosan Bobcat completes acquisition of BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds maintenance brands

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat Inc. recently announced it has completed its acquisition of the BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment from Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. “We are pleased and proud to welcome the BOB-CAT, Steiner and Ryan team members into the Doosan Bobcat family,” said Mike Ballweber, […]

Appointments in Metso’s executive team

Appointments in Metso’s executive team

Giuseppe Campanelli has been appointed president, Minerals Services business area and a member of Metso’s Executive Team from January 2, 2020 onward. Previously he has been a member of the Minerals Services business area management team heading Professional Services. Kalle Sipilä has been appointed president, Pumps business area and a member of Metso’s Executive Team […]

Steve Shivak joins National Asphalt Pavement Association

Steve Shivak joins National Asphalt Pavement Association

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) welcomes Steven Shivak as director of membership. Shivak brings more than 15 years of experience implementing strategies that have increased member satisfaction, acquisition and retention. In this new position, Shivak will be responsible for increasing member engagement and demonstrating the value of membership in NAPA, a […]

Mark Williams: NSSGA’s Environmental Leadership Award recipient

Mark Williams: NSSGA’s Environmental Leadership Award recipient

Mark Williams, environmental manager with Luck Companies, received the NSSGA’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has direct day-to-day involvement with his company’s environmental affairs. The Environmental Leadership Award was presented during the 2019 Legislative […]

Bobcat Company announces partnership with quarterback Carson Wentz

Bobcat Company announces partnership with quarterback Carson Wentz

WEST FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, today officially announced a three-year partnership agreement with pro quarterback Carson Wentz. “We are excited to have such an accomplished and principled athlete, who shares a deep connection to North Dakota representing our brand,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat […]

Ann Fandozzi to become CEO of Ritchie Bros.

Ann Fandozzi to become CEO of Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a leading used equipment seller, announced today that Ann Fandozzi will become Chief Executive Officer and join the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 6th, 2020. Most recently, Fandozzi was CEO of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, where she engineered a step-change in profitability and […]

Doosan Infracore North America adds new Vermont dealer in G. Stone Commercial

Doosan Infracore North America adds new Vermont dealer in G. Stone Commercial

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has expanded its dealer network with the addition of G. Stone Commercial as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan® equipment. The company now offers its customers a wide range of Doosan equipment: crawler excavators, log loaders, wheel excavators, material handlers, wheel loaders and […]

ALLU USA announces new VP of Distribution & Marketing for North America

ALLU USA announces new VP of Distribution & Marketing for North America

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – East Brunswick, New Jersey-based ALLU Group Inc. announces the appointment of Edison Rocha as its new vice president of distribution and marketing for the United States and Canada. Rocha is responsible for increasing development of distribution channels, as well as marketing throughout North America. Rocha brings almost 25 years of experience […]

Archibald joins Supreme Manufacturing as VP of sales and marketing

Archibald joins Supreme Manufacturing as VP of sales and marketing

STONEBORO, PA — Supreme Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of clamshell dredges and other specialized equipment, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Elliot Archibald, who joins as vice president of sales and marketing.  Archibald is a third-generation member of the aggregates and mining industry and joins Supreme by way of the company’s relationship with […]

Doosan Bobcat to acquire BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds care brands

Doosan Bobcat to acquire BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds care brands

WEST FARGO, ND  — Doosan Bobcat Inc. recently announced plans to acquire the assets of the BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan brands of ground care equipment from Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. The transaction is expected to close by Dec. 31, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and approvals. “As a pillar of our […]

New general manager to lead Maptek in Africa

New general manager to lead Maptek in Africa

Maptek is pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Slabbert to the role of general manager of Maptek in South Africa. Slabbert replaces Nick Venter who will join Maptek’s North American operations as director of sales and technical sales support. Slabbert joined Maptek in 2017 as BlastLogic product manager and quickly demonstrated strong leadership and […]

ASV Announces Frank Gangi as national accounts manager

ASV Announces Frank Gangi as national accounts manager

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Frank Gangi has been promoted to national accounts manager for ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers. Gangi will be responsible for supporting and growing ASV’s customer portfolio, including OEM and national rental customers, direct national accounts and strategic attachment partners.  Gangi has […]

Epiroc appoints new president, CEO

Epiroc appoints new president, CEO

Epiroc AB has appointed Helena Hedblom president and CEO, effective March 1st. Hedblom will replace Per Lindberg, who is leaving the company. “Helena has a strong business focus, an in-depth knowledge of the business and is an appreciated leader who is living and breathing the Epiroc values,” says Ronnie Leten, Epiroc board chair. “As head […]

APAO elects North Santiam Paving’s Pete Sipos as 2020 board president

STAYTON, OR — The Asphalt Paving Association of Oregon, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, announced its 2020 board members at the annual meeting on Dec. 6. APAO elected Pete Sipos of North Santiam Paving as the 2020 board president. This is the second term Sipos has been elected as board president in his ten years as […]

Flexco announces expansion of footprint in west Michigan

Flexco announces expansion of footprint in west Michigan

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Flexco recently announced that its Grand Rapids, MI facility will be expanding its operation and moving to a new location. The company will be moving to 1920 Northridge Drive NW in Walker, MI, in early 2021, increasing its current 18-acre footprint to 36 acres.  The facility will be 288,000 total sq. […]

Felling Trailers, Inc. names Pitts Northwestern sales manager

Felling Trailers, Inc. names Pitts Northwestern sales manager

SAUK CENTRE, MN – Felling Trailers Inc. has named Michael Pitts as their Northwestern sales manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all sales development, activity and dealer support within Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.  As the regional manager for the Northwest, Pitts’ primary responsibilities will be to achieve region […]

ALLU USA announces new territory manager for Northeastern U.S.

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – ALLU Group Inc., based in East Brunswick, NJ, recently announced Rob Houlder as its new territory sales manager for the Northeastern United States. Based in New York, Houlder will be responsible for developing and working with ALLU’s network of dealers in the Northeast, in addition to field sales activities. Prior to […]

Texas contractor wins the 2019 Vermeer Mini 500 sweepstakes

Texas contractor wins the 2019 Vermeer Mini 500 sweepstakes

PELLA, IOWA – Douglas Bonilla from Dallas, Texas, is the winner of the 2019 Vermeer Mini 500 Sweepstakes. Bonilla will receive a free one-year membership with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and a trip to the 2020 NALP Leaders Forum in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Mini 500 Sweepstakes ran from March 8, 2019 – […]

Meet the 14-year-old business owner and excavator operator committed to building tomorrow

Meet the 14-year-old business owner and excavator operator committed to building tomorrow

A three-part video series from Volvo CE shows how a teenage entrepreneur and demolition business owner is paving the way for construction’s next generation. Fourteen-year-old Lance Matheson isn’t your typical teenager. He runs his own demolition company, Sage Demolition and Land Clearing, near Salt Lake City, UT, with help from his family. As Baby Boomers […]

Genesis Attachments names Hughes demolition key account manager, South Central regional manager

Genesis Attachments names Hughes demolition key account manager, South Central regional manager

Genesis Attachments recently announced Matt Hughes has been hired as key account manager for demolition and South Central regional manager. Hughes joined Genesis in May 2009 and successfully served as South Central regional manager from 2013-17. During that time, he forged many solid relationships with customers and dealers in the region. His experience, product and […]