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Thursday, 27 May 2021 ( #1027 )
Clark
Clark
Buford, GA, United States Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corporation has promoted Trena Clark to director of human resources. Clark is a Certified SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and joined the company in 2015. Since her arrival, she has led the restructuring efforts of HR from a shared-services model to establishing human resources as a dedicated DIVAC function, spearheaded the expansion of the size of the organisation by adding talent in several key positions, and acted as part of the strategy team which launched DIVAC's 2018 retail operations in Georgia and California. Clark is also recognised as a powerhouse in the community with accolades from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, acting as Chair of DIVAC's CSR committee, and being named a finalist for two consecutive years in the Chamber's Moxie Awards. As a member of MHEDA, as well as MHEDA's Women in Industry group, her influence in supply chain continues to grow. Clark was a panelist at the 2019 Women in MHEDA conference and has been featured in MHEDA Journal as one to watch.
Biediger
Biediger
Charlotte, NC, United States HC Forklift America Corporation has appointed Ken Biediger as aftermarket and engineering support director. Biediger brings over 28 years of industry experience with him. Prior to joining HCFA, he served as the president of LuiGong North America's forklift division. As HCFA continues to grow, Biediger will be responsible for building and overseeing the aftermarket division. This includes the parts and service departments. He will also be responsible for providing engineering support by communicating dealer and customer requirements directly to Hangcha's factory engineers. This will ensure that Hangcha's forklifts continue to meet the expectations of their valued customers.
Schmidt
Schmidt
Fairview, OR, United States Cascade Corporation has announced that after a successful career with 26 years of dedicated service to Cascade Europe, Charlie Mitchelson will be retiring as managing director later this year. With his retirement, Udo Schmidt will assume the role of managing director for Cascade Europe. Schmidt has been with Cascade since 2003 and has held various important positions, including managing Cascade Germany's MHP and Forks group and, more recently, leading the European Fork Division and OEM Sales team. He has been committed to the continued growth of Cascade Europe, along with establishing strong customer and colleague relationships around the world. Additionally, Andrea Testi has been promoted to general manager and will be responsible for the Cascade Italy operations and other European functions including Human Resources and Finance. Testi has over 10 years of experience leading the Cascade Europe finance group while supporting major developments at Cascade Italy and the acquisition of Booforge Steel, a world-leading manufacturer of customised and large forklift forks based in Karlskoga, Sweden.
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Beckum, Germany Beumer Maschinenfabrik has appointed Jörn Fontius as managing director. He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who, after eight years in this position, is now...

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Germany has a special place in the hearts of most people in materials handling. We are very familiar with their products globally and many of us have spent time at trade shows in the country which, in many ways, is the centre of forklift technology.
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