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Thursday, 1 April 2021 ( #1019 )
Byers
Byers
Norcross, GA, United States HCEA has announced the appointment of Lewis Byers as vice president and COO of Hyundai Material Handling Forklift Division, reporting to JY Kim. Byers succeeds Chuck Leone, who sadly passed away in January 2021. He has been a district sales manager with Hyundai for the past several years and brings over 33 years of extensive industry experience, both at the dealer and manufacturer level. At the dealer level, he gained industry experience in various senior leadership and management roles for a large MCFA dealer as well as the largest Hyster-Yale dealer in North America. Representing Nissan, UniCarriers and Hyundai, his ability to work with and grow the dealer network translates well into his new responsibilities leading Hyundai's Forklift division. Byers graduated from the University of North Florida with a Marketing degree.
Kleiner
Kleiner
McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG Industries has appointed Joe Kleiner as regional vice president for the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada. Kleiner replaces Brent Miller, who has recently been named vice president of channel management for JLG. In his new role, Kleiner's primary focus will be leading JLG's sales and service growth within the region. Kleiner has been with JLG for eight years, starting his career in the company's sales trainee program, which included completing experienced-based training in the sales, marketing, aftermarket support & service, manufacturing, parts distribution, transportation & logistics, purchasing, warranty, credit and finance departments. Prior to taking on this new role, Kleiner was a district sales manager in the Western Region, serving customers in Northern California and Nevada, and in the Midwest Region, servicing customers in Indiana and Illinois. He has a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Fabricius
Fabricius
Tulsa, OK, United States The Crosby Group has named Wim Fabricius as managing director for the EMEA region. Fabricius will be responsible for leading the business in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and assumes the role from Jason Colwell, who will move back to the United States after nearly a decade in Europe. Fabricius has been with The Crosby Group for over six years and has served in various leadership roles within the organisation, including most recently serving as vice president, commercial for EMEA. He has a degree in Engineering from Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and 15 years of experience in the lifting industry.
Ramos
Ramos
Tornesch, Germany Ulrike Ramos has been appointed as head of customer support at ELOKON Group. She has extensive experience in customer service and will manage a team of 25 from the company HQ in Tornesch near Hamburg. Ramos previously worked as a customer liaison manager in the German market for an American supplier of audiological equipment and her technical and international background will help to advance ELOKON's planned expansion into new European markets. She takes over from Jürgen Ladiges who, although retiring from full-time work, will continue to work for ELOKON in a consultative role.
Houston, TX, United States Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas has appointed Equipment Depot as its non-exclusive dealer for the Cat lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift and Jungheinrich brands across Wisconsin and Northern...
Guetersloh, Germany The VVA Group, part of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, has modernised and expanded its distribution centre in Guetersloh during ongoing operations. An automated shuttle warehouse...

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Whitewater, WI, United States Blue Line Battery has appointed Jay Gardiner as regional director of sales. In his new role, Gardiner will drive revenue...
Gold Coast, Qld, Australia The death of an elderly man involving a forklift at a Gold Coast workplace last week will not be investigated by Workplace Health and Safety...
Houston, TX, United States Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas has appointed Equipment Depot as its non-exclusive dealer for the Cat lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift and Jungheinrich brands across Wisconsin and Northern...
Kingston, Jamaica Kingston Wharves (KWL), a terminal operator at the Port of Kingston, Jamaica, has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbor Crane to increase its...

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Inside Forkliftaction

If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation.
The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing.
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