Category Archives: People on the Move

Northern Virginia construction exec elected National Chair of ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction for Branch & Associates in Herndon, VA, began his one-year term as chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan. 1, 2018. He leads the 21,000-plus member association’s executive committee and board of directors, guides its national initiatives and serves as its spokesperson.

J&J Truck Equipment announces forthcoming retirement of Jim Weir

J&J Truck Equipment, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, recently announced that Jim Weir will retire effective Feb. 2, 2018. Weir joined the company 34 years ago and held a variety of positions within the organization prior to serving as its sales manager. Before joining J&J, Jim worked at Solar Fuel and taught welding […]

Walker Promoted to Vice President of Operations

Somerset Steel today announced the promotion of Donald Walker to Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Mr. Walker will be responsible for overseeing estimating, project management, engineering, and scheduling. With Walker’s hands-on approach to construction management, he will maintain an active role in all facets of daily operations as well as financial responsibility in […]

Genesis promotes Mike Booth to product manager

In this newly created role, Mike will be responsible for internally managing the recently introduced GHB Hydraulic Breaker and GCG Cyclone Rock and Concrete Grinder product lines. He will also work with demolition, construction, road and bridge, utility, excavation and trenching customers to further develop these product lines to ensure they meet end user needs.

Plowing ahead: Douglas Dynamics’ Doug Clark receives certified snow professional designation

MILWAUKEE, WI — Douglas Dynamics LLC, parent company of Dejana®, FISHER®, Henderson®, SnowEx®, SweepEx®, TurfEx® and WESTERN®, is pleased to announce that Doug Clark, product manager for Western Products, has earned his Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation from the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).

Charles Carter appointed Vice President, Construction Equipment Sales, Volvo Financial Services USA

Charles Carter has been appointed Vice President, Construction Equipment Sales for Volvo Financial Services USA, effective January 1, 2018. In his new role, Charles will be responsible for the VFS construction equipment sales channel in the USA, and will work with Volvo Construction Equipment colleagues and the brand’s distribution network to provide finance solutions to […]

JLG’S Rick Smith recognized as access industry’s person of the year

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — Access, Lift & Handler (ALH) magazine recently honored Rick Smith, senior director of global product training at JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, with the ALH Person of the Year award during the group’s annual conference Oct. 12 in […]

ABC’s Mike Bellaman Appointed to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion for all Americans

Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.

David Zachry Named ARTBA Foundation Vice Chairman

David S. Zachry, chief executive officer of San Antonio, Texas-based Zachry Corporation, has been named vice chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Board of Trustees. The announcement came during a Board of Directors meeting in late September.

Western Specialty Contractors promotes Nick McAlpin to branch manager of its Orlando, FL branch office

Western Specialty Contractors announces the promotion of Nick McAlpin of Enterprise, FL as branch manager of its Orlando, FL branch office. McAlpin replaces former Orlando Branch Manager Chester Scott, who has been relocated as Branch Manager of Western’s Atlanta, GA branch.

A. Morton Thomas, Lea & Elliot Executives, ITR Concession Company & Two College Students Honored with ARTBA’s Women Leaders Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) honored executives from A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. and Lea & Elliot, Inc., the Indiana Toll Road (ITR) Concession Company, and students from the University of Florida and the University of Colorado with “Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction” awards. 

J&J Expands Sales Team

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers and J&J Truck Equipment, divisions of Somerset Welding & Steel, today announced that Adam Bowers and Quintin Wyandt have joined J&J’s inside sales teams. Both Adam and Quintin will be responsible for handling customer inquiries, providing product information and quotes, ensuring a smooth sales process, and offering after the sale […]

Bridgestone Americas Names New President of Off-the-Road Tire Business

Bridget Neal to lead strategic planning, sales, engineering and global support for key commercial segment    Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), effective Aug. 14. Neal succeeds Taylor Cole, who recently was named president of Firestone Building Products, LLC. 

Melker Jernberg appointed president of Volvo Construction Equipment

Melker Jernberg was born in 1968 and is currently President and CEO of the Sweden based powder metallurgy company Höganäs AB. Prior to this he held the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area EMEA at swedish based steel manufacturer SSAB. Melker Jernberg will assume his new position on Jan. 1, 2018.

Independent Equipment Dealers Association names new President and four to Board of Directors

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) welcomes incoming President Kevin Fox, with Dewitt Equipment Co. in Barrie, ON, and new Board Members Luke Brenner with Heavy Equipment Co. in Austin, Texas, Kenneth Tysinger with May Heavy Equipment in Lexington, NC and Chris Lohman with South Mountain Tractor in Tempe, AZ, as well as Treasurer, Kristin Waldie, […]

Timothy Hansen Named General Manager at Intertractor America Corporation

ELKHORN, Wisc. – Timothy Hansen has joined ITM Group as General Manager of Intertractor America Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of earthmoving crawler undercarriages and track frames. Prior to joining Intertractor America, Hansen was director of aftermarket sales for undercarriage manufacturer Berco of America, Inc.

Komatsu America CEO Rod Schrader named to AEM board of directors

Schrader to support equipment manufacturer trade group to chart strategic direction for public policy, safety, regulatory, education and training efforts Rolling Meadows, Ill., — January 30, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced Rod Schrader, CEO of Komatsu America Corp., has been elected to the Board of Directors of […]