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- 23 Nov 2023 ( #1155 )
1 min read

Mark MacDonald

Columbia Machine - United States

MacDonald
MacDonald

Mark MacDonald has been named as the new president of Columbia Machine’s palletiser division, replacing Pat O’Connor who is retiring after 12 years with the company.

MacDonald, who joined Columbia in 2015 as applications engineering manager, has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from St. Louis University.

Prior to joining Columbia, Mark was an applications engineer at GKN Aerospace and purchasing manager at Duke Manufacturing. 

A planned leadership transition has already begun with O’Connor, who joined the company in 2011 as the business development manager of the division and became president in 2014.

"We are grateful for Pat’s exceptional contributions," says Rick Goode, Columbia Machine chairman and chief executive. 

"His profound knowledge and extensive experience have played a pivotal role in the transformation and advancement of Columbia's entire palletiser product line. 

“Pat's visionary leadership has culminated in the formation of an exceptional team, and his unwavering dedication to our customers, our company, and the industry at large will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy for generations to come." 

Joseph Mikiewicz

Action Lift - United States

Mikiewicz
Mikiewicz

Joseph Mikiewicz has been promoted from general manager to president of Action Lift, a materials handling supplier based in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Mikiewicz is a graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He has been with Action Lift for more than 34 years.

William F. Medico will remain the company's chief executive officer.

The ownership group of Action Lift, Inc. announces that Mr. Joseph Mikiewicz has been promoted to President of Action Lift, effective immediately. Mr. 

William F. Medico will remain as the company's chief executive officer.

Founded in 1985, Action Lift has won several sales and customer satisfaction awards from Crown and UniCarriers.

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