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Thursday, 3 March 2005 ( #198 )
RSC Equipment Rental's new chief financial officer Keith Sawottke.
RSC Equipment Rental's new chief financial officer Keith Sawottke.
KCI Konecranes president and CEO Stig Gustavson has informed the Board of KCI Konecranes Plc of his intention to retire on June 17. The Board has stated its intention to elect Gustavson as Board chairman and to appoint KCI Konecranes Group vice president Pekka Lundmark as president and CEO. Keith Sawottke has succeeded Erik Olsson as chief financial officer for RSC Equipment Rental. Olsson remains with the company as chief operating officer. Sawottke joined the company as controller and spent the last three years as vice president of finance and accounting. His corporate financial experience includes top financial management positions with Fortune 500 companies. Following Sawottke's appointment, Patricia D Chiodo has been promoted to vice president, controller, and will be responsible for all accounting and accounts payable activities for RSC Equipment Rental and Prime Energy. Kirk Zander has been appointed field sales manager of Manitou North America Inc as part of an expansion of the firm's sales and marketing departments. Until January 1, he was the company's Midwest regional sales manager for five years.