BARAGA, Mich. — Scott Raffaelli has been named the new vice president and general manager of Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC, a leading manufacturer of rugged material handling equipment for construction, oil and gas, railroad, and other applications. In his new position, Raffaelli will oversee all company activities, including engineering, operations, sales and aftermarket.
Raffaelli has held previous roles over the past seven years – including vice president and director of manufacturing and continuous improvement – for the Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group, which includes Pettibone/Traverse Lift and two sister companies. Before that he spent six years in the aerial work platform division of Terex Corporation. Raffaelli has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.
“It’s an honor to be taking the reins at Pettibone,” said Raffaelli. “Our goal is to continue to carry on the legacy that Pettibone has established with its material handling products for over 135 years, while continually improving our internal processes and striving to provide innovative and high-value solutions for our customers.”
Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1881, Pettibone has been recognized as the industry leader in material handling equipment since the company revolutionized the industry with the first forward reaching, rough terrain machines in the 1940s. For more information, call 906-353-4800 or 800-467-3884, or visit www.gopettibone.com.