Category Archives: People on the Move

Roberts to manage new Pile Master air hammer line for ECA subsidiary

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Mike Roberts has been hired by Foundation Hammers, LLC, a subsidiary of Equipment Corporation of America (ECA). As Director of Pile Master Products, he will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing; setting up a national dealer network for distribution, sales, and rental; and developing training programs for sales, service, and repair. Pile Master […]

TOMRA adds Sean Hyacinth and Kevin Montalvo to expand product support team in North America

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, the global leading supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, announces two additions to the North America product support team. Sean Hyacinth has been added as a field service engineer for TOMRA optical sorting equipment, while Kevin Javier Montalvo assumes the newly created position of customer project manager, recycling. Both team members will work […]

Terex upgrades service center in Washington

The Terex Service Center in Seattle, Wash., has relocated approximately 15 miles southeast of Seattle in Kent, Wash. The new location upgrades service and inspection capabilities and supports a broader market of equipment owners.  “We are excited about this new site as it is centrally located and provides easy access from both Seattle and Tacoma. […]

Chimelewski named ARTBA director of safety & certification

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is adding a key player to its team with the hiring of Katie Chimelewski as director of safety and certification, a newly created position.  Most recently, she spent 13 years in a variety of safety leadership and advocacy roles at CSX in Jacksonville, Fla. She will be […]

Jerry Sammons named Telsmith salesperson of the year

Mequon, WI — Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment has named Regional Sales Manager Jerry Sammons their 2018 salesperson of the year. Sammons had an outstanding year supporting his customer base located in the midwest region, which includes Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.  “My biggest accomplishment this year was having one […]

Minnesota compost leaders, non-profit advocate among awardees being recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2019

RESTON, VA — Composting facilities in Texas and Tennessee and a non-profit program in San Diego, CA are among those who will be honored by their peers by the US Composting Council at the upcoming awards celebration on Jan. 30, 2019. Awardees are nominated by peers and honored each year at the US Composting Council’s Annual […]

North Dakota State University Professor Denver Tolliver honored with ARTBA’s Research & Education Award

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Denver Tolliver, the director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University, is the 2018 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) prestigious S.S. Steinberg Award. He was honored Jan. 13 during the association’s annual Research & Education Division (RED) meeting, held in the […]

Graham Brent to step down from NCCCO

Graham Brent will step down as CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) effective July 1 to take up leadership of the recently formed NCCCO Foundation. Brent, who has led the non-profit certification body virtually since the inception of NCCCO certification programs in 1996, will be succeeded as CEO by […]

Terex Utilities names new leaders to expand technical services & support

Watertown, SD — Terex Utilities announces two organizational changes to further underscore the company’s commitment to serving customers through the entire life of their equipment. Richard Gunderman has been promoted from director to vice president parts and services, reporting to Clint Weber, vice president and general manager for Terex Utilities. In addition, Nick Cammisa was named […]

Allen Engineering promotes Kyle Baker to national sales manager

Paragould, AR — Allen Engineering Corp. recently announced that Kyle Baker has been promoted to National Sales Manager for all sales operations in the United States and Canada. Baker has more than 15 years of experience in the construction equipment industry. Baker started his career in equipment sales working for some of Allen’s largest dealers […]

Vermeer Southeast dealership offers employee stock incentives

Vermeer Southeast, a full-service construction equipment dealer with locations in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, is now 100 percent employee-owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Vermeer Southeast leadership will remain under the direction of former owners Kris Den Besten, Todd VerSteeg and Jim Dees. “For more than 50 years Vermeer Southeast employees have shown […]

Three new compost manufacturing reps, USCC Executive Board elected to 2019 terms

RESTON, VA — The U.S. Composting Council recently announced the return of Patrick Geraty for a second year as president and welcomed three new compost manufacturer members to its 2019 Board of Directors as the results of the Board Election in September. Other Executive Committee members elected in the recent balloting are Brian Fleury, WeCare […]

Yoder & Frey recruits strengthen team in readiness for the 2019 Kissimmee Winter Sale

Yoder & Frey, leading auctioneers of heavy construction, mining and agricultural equipment in the USA, have reported the recruitment of industry heavyweight Trent Shaftner to add additional depth and industry knowledge to its auction sales team. The addition of Shaftner supplements the recent recruitment of Joe Thurston. Together with the rest of the team they […]

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1, 2018. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018 — a move that was celebrated by Bandit’s employees and customers. […]

Independent rental business thrives, meets regional demand for equipment rental and used equipment sales

John Sherlock’s story is one of evolution. Sherlock owns Sherlock Equipment in Bremerton, WA, serving the Kitsap Peninsula with compact track loaders, mini excavators and growing now to include dozers, mid-sized excavators and backhoes. Sherlock himself was a contractor until 2011, when he transitioned into short line equipment sales and eventually equipment rental in 2014. […]

Yzenas receives prestigious Prevost Hubbard Award

John Yzenas, Edward C. Levy Company technical services director, received the 2018 Prevost Hubbard Award at the ASTM International Conference on Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. The award, presented annually, honors a member or former member of Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials who has performed outstanding work in the committee and in the […]

Senior Vice President IT & Administration retiring from Muncie Power Products

Senior Vice President IT & Administration, Chris Fancher will be retiring from Muncie Power Products at the end of December, drawing to a close his long distinguished and dedicated career to our company, our people and our customers. The name Chris Fancher is synonymous with the Muncie Power brand. The high professional and personal standards […]

Vortex announced senior management reassignments

SALINA, KS  —  “Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” explained Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex. “As our entire organization grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialized focus and coordination, going forward.” With that, Vortex is pleased to announce several reassignments […]

Ritchie Bros. wins multiple leadership awards in its 60th anniversary year

Ritchie Bros. is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018 with multiple leadership awards for members of its executive team. Chief Executive Officer Ravi Saligram was recently recognized as B.C. CEO of the Year (Enterprise Category) by Business in Vancouver and as one of the Executives of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards (Bronze […]

Dutton retires after making deep impact on the foundation industry

PITTSBURGH, PA — Ben Dutton has retired from Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) after more than 43 years spent climbing through the ranks within the leading distributor of foundation construction equipment. His large personality and commitment to serving others have left a mark throughout the global foundation industry. Dutton started as a Sales Engineer at […]

Former AEM board Chair Charlie Stamp to retire from Deere & Co.

Former AEM Board Chair and current Deere & Company Vice President of Corporate Strategy Charlie Stamp has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 20. Stamp served as AEM Board Chair in 2004-2005, and he joined Deere in 1999 following the acquisition of InterAg, where he was president and chief executive officer. In his current role with […]

Caterpillar board of directors elects CEO and presiding director

DEERFIELD, IL – The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) elected Jim Umpleby, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, to the additional position of Chairman of the Board. Umpleby has been a member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since Jan. 1, 2017. Dave Calhoun, who has served as non-executive Chairman since April […]

Charlie Patterson retires from Southeastern Equipment after 46 years, Mickey Gourley named the new president

Charles K. Patterson, president at Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc., announced he was retiring after forty-six years with the company. Over his tenure, Patterson held a variety of positions, including sales representative, branch manager, regional manager, and vice president, before becoming President in 2009. Being part of the Southeastern Equipment family for nearly 50 years has […]

Kubota names new president & CEO for Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced the appointment of Mr. Haruyuki (Harry) Yoshida as the new President and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota North America, based in Grapevine, Texas, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mr. Yoshida is a 37-year Kubota veteran who most recently held the position of managing executive officer GM […]

Nick Doyle joins TOMRA Sorting Recycling

TOMRA Sorting Recycling recently announced that Nick Doyle has joined the TOMRA team as Sales Manager, West Coast North America. In this newly created position that expands sales and customer support of TOMRA’s equipment to waste and plastics recycling operations, Doyle will consult directly with TOMRA partners and customers to implement the right sorting solution […]