Industry News: May 2017
Hunting Trenchless has named Jimmy Foshee as international sales manager.

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Alton announced as president of CEP Division for Manitou

Manitou Group announced the appointment of Richard Alton II as president of the Compact Equipment Product Division. Alton has experience in managing all facets of international markets which included sales, after-sales support, global product launches and overseeing strategic parterships. He was most recently with Contech Engineered Solututions.

Mattracks featured in Fast and the Furious movie

Mattrracks is featured in the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious. A Dodge Ram with the company’s 150M1A2-SA tracks is driven by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Luke Hobbs.

Fox-Marrs named president of JCB North America

JCB announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB. He will be responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, he will oversee production at JCB North America’s Savannah, Georgia, headquarters.

Talbert Manufacturing appoints sales manager

Talbert Manufacturing has named Bob Luttfring as its southeast regional sales manager. He will provide sales, marketing and trailer customization support to Talbert dealers in the region.

Hansen named general manager at Intertractor America

Timothy Hansen joined Intertractor America as its general manager. Prior to joining the company, Hansen was director of aftermarket sales for undercarriage manufacturer Berco of Amercia. He has also had leadership roles in account development and sales management for the heavy equipment industry.

Ditch Witch dealerships recognized for service and support

Ditch Witch recognized the top 10 dealerships that excelled in providing superior customer service and ongoing support for customers worldwide in 2016. Honored as the No. 1 dealership for service and support was Ditch Witch of South Louisiana. The other top dealerships, in no particular order, were: Ditch Witch Sales of Michigan; Ditch Witch Northeast; Ditch Witch of Oklahoma and Arkansas; Ditch Witch of Virginia; Ditch Witch of UnderCon; Ditch Witch of North Carolina; Ditch Witch of Minnesota and Iowa; Ditch Witch Mid-States; and Ditch Witch of North Dakota.

Felling Trailers earns ISO 9001 in Minnesota locations

Felling Trailers recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system at its Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and Litchfield, Minnesota, operations. The certification process was carried out in partnership with Transpacific Certifications Ltd. and included a detailed assessment of the company’s facilities.

Hunting Trenchless names international sales manager

Hunting Trenchless has named Jimmy Foshee as international sales manager. He comes to Hunting with 25 years’ experience in HDD equipment manufacturing and parts and service development.

Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

Komatsu America has completed its acquisition of Joy Global. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp. and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The transaction adds more than 10,000 people to the team, bringing the company’s global total to more than 57,000 employees.

Eiffel Trading updates online marketplace

Eiffel Trading has launched an updated version of its online marketplace for participants in the heavy civil, marine and oilfield industries to buy, sell and rent used and surplus equipment and material. Sellers can list products free of charge, and buyers can use new filters to more easily sort and identify used equipment.


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