Happy birthday Rolf Slobotzky!

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- 14 Oct 2004 ( #179 ) - MEXICO CITY, Mexico
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Materials handling industry legend and Forkliftaction.com News columnist Rolf Slobotzky is celebrating his 80th birthday this month. Congratulations Rolf!

The industry veteran is well-known in the forklift world after more than 50 years in the business. He is the general manager of Intrupa Mexico and a well-liked pillar of the north American industry.

Such is the enormity of Rolf's career that what he hasn't sold, probably isn't worth selling. Slobotzky began his career in 1950 as a salesman for truck dealer Automatic, which was bought out by Yale in 1958. From 1958 to 1970, he worked as a sales manager of a dealer stocking Blue Giant, Big Joe, Rapistan, Lancer Boss and Diagraph Bradley.

His career highlights include managing the Mitsubishi distribution network in Mexico, between 1985 and 1994, before he joined Intrupa in 1995.

Rolf's time is now split between his duties with Intrupa, promoting and playing an active role in the South American forklift industry, and maintaining a profile by writing guest columns in various trade publications, including his regular "South of the Border" contributions to Forkliftaction.com News.

If you would like to send birthday wishes to Rolf Slobotzky, email us or post your message in the Forkliftaction.com Discussion Forums.

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