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Thursday, 12 March 2009 ( #401 ) - International
Noel Sked, Manitou Australia's new key account manager
Noel Sked, Manitou Australia's new key account manager
Youngstown, OH Industrial forklift supplier Valley Industrial Trucks (VIT) Inc has appointed Jim Hammond as its president. Hammond, who previously served as the company's vice president, takes over from Ron Doll and Debra D'Alesio, who served as the company's owners for over 20 years. Doll and D'Alesio will remain on VIT's staff in advising capacities. Hammond is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He began at Valley Industrial Trucks in 1993 after graduation, as an outside sales representative. Sydney, Australia Manitou Australia has appointed Noel Sked as the new industrial products and key account manager. Prior to joining Manitou, Sked was area sales manager for industrial forklifts for the company's South African subsidiary. He has worked for Bridgestone Tyres, Steelbro Sidelifters, Ferrari Container Handlers and Clark Forklifts. Redmond, WA Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of the Terex Corporation, has appointed Greg Braukus as director of global customer care. Prior to joining Terex, he was senior director, ISS for the Microsoft Corporation. Before joining Microsoft, Braukus spent five years with Amazon.com. The company has also named Jeff Weido as the product manager for the scissor product line. Weido will be responsible for driving the global strategic direction of the scissors product line by working with sales, marketing, engineering and the research and development teams. Prior to joining Terex AWP, he was a product manager for the DeWalt product line of Black & Decker. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.