Industry News: May 2022

The latest news from around the industry

VMAC named Manufacturing Business of the Year
VMAC was named Manufacturing Business of the Year at the 21st Annual Grant Thornton Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. VMAC previously won the Manufacturer of the Year category in 2018 and 2019 and was named Business of the Year in 2020.

Barry Johnson
Barry Johnson

McElroy names Barry Johnson as new quality director
McElroy hired Barry Johnson as the company’s new quality director. He will replace Steve Burgess, who announced his retirement after 35 years of service to McElroy. Johnson will lead McElroy’s quality team, identifying opportunities to improve the company’s overall customer experience. Prior to arriving at McElroy, Johnson held positions at several companies including Ford Motor Company, Brunswick and TriMas. Most recently, he served as senior director of quality and continuous improvement at NORDAM, an aerospace manufacturing and repair firm.

NUCA names Member of the Year
The National Utility Contractors Association awarded Mike Sturgill of Xylem Dewatering Systems its NUCA Associate Member of the Year award, honoring his work on behalf of the association and two new NUCA Chapters in Tennessee and Texas.

Hyundai announces three new team members
Hyundai Material Handling, North America, announced the hiring of three new team members. Cecil D’Antignac will join the company as district sales manager for the Southeast region. D’Antignac brings over 28 years of material handling industry experience to Hyundai. Jeffrey Mathews brings over 20 years of material handling experience in his new role as national accounts manager. With over 20 years’ experience as a professional technician, Jason Taylor will support Hyundai dealers as technical trainer for the brand.

Cecil D’Antignac
Cecil D’Antignac
Jeffrey Mathews
Jeffrey Mathews
Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor


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