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Wednesday, 9 May 2018 ( #871 )
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Charlotte, NC, United States
HC Forklift America
(HCFA) has announced the appointment of Frank Russo to the position of director of sales, marketing and national accounts. Russo previously held senior positions with Komatsu Forklift USA, Crown, and TCM America, and will bring valuable industry knowledge and expertise to Hangcha America.
Frank started with HCFA on April 25, 2018. Frank is an industry senior professional that will focus on developing the distribution and infrastructure for HC Forklift America.
Prior to his appointment at HCFA, Russo was director of Lift Technologies’ attachment division. Before that, he was VP of sales, marketing and national accounts at TCM America.
HCFA is a fully owned subsidiary of Hangcha America.

Fremont, CA, United States
Stephen S. Raymond, president and CEO of Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), has announced that he will step down after 31 years in the role. Raymond has built and executed a vision of trust and lifetime relationships throughout his tenure at RHCC and will leave behind a great legacy that will continue on after his departure.
RHCC traces its roots back to Greene, New York in 1922, the year George Raymond, Sr. purchased a foundry and breathed life into The Raymond Corporation. Since then, the Raymond brand of electric forklifts has dominated the world of materials handling.
Steve Raymond, George Raymond, Sr.’s grandson, started Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation in Menlo Park, California in 1987 after progressing through seven jobs in four locations during his first 11 years, having joined The Raymond Corporation in 1976. Since its founding, RHCC has grown and moved from its original location to Newark, California and finally to Fremont, California, the seat of its corporate headquarters today.  
The official date for Steve Raymond’s retirement is July 2, 2018.

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Brambles Limited has appointed Elizabeth Fagan as a non-executive director, effective 1 June 2018.
Fagan has extensive experience in the international retail sector. She is currently senior vice president and managing director of Boots, leading all Boots businesses across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. She will step down from this role to become non-executive chairman of Boots UK & Ireland on 1 September 2018.
She has held a number of senior executive roles, previously as senior vice president and managing director, international retail for Walgreens Boots Alliance from the company’s creation in December 2014. During this time, she was responsible for the development of the company’s pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in Latin America, Asia and Europe (outside of the UK and the  Republic of Ireland).
Prior to this, she was marketing director of Boots and managing director of Boots Opticians, and had previously worked for Boots as group buyer more than 25 years ago. Before re-joining the Boots business in 2006, Fagan worked for DSG International Plc for 10 years, where she held a number of senior positions, including marketing director, group marketing director and managing director of The Link.
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