Movers and shakers
Ingo Schiller, vice president for mobile hydraulic cranes for the Manitowoc, Wis.-based lifting equipment manufacturer Manitowoc Co., has been named senior vice president for sales and marketing for North America. Schiller will be responsible for sales and marketing activities related to North American dealers and direct customers. He has spent 15 years in a variety of senior sales and management positions in the lifting industry, and he joined Manitowoc as vice president of mobile hydraulic cranes in January 2008.
Bruce Buchan, vice president for sales and marketing for crawler cranes, has been named senior vice president for sales and marketing for Manitowoc’s Latin American organization. Buchan will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities for all of Manitowoc crane brands in the Latin American region. He has nearly three decades of crane industry experience, and he has been with the Manitowoc organization since 1997.
Paul Hecker has been named to the newly established position of Field Demonstration and Training for Council Bluffs, Iowa-based Omaha Standard Palfinger’s new line of mechanics bodies, telescopic cranes and air compressors. Previously, he was a sales representative for Houston-based Crane Works. In his new role, Hecker will be primarily responsible for the product demonstration, product training and technical support of this new line of products. Hecker has served in several roles in design engineering and sales since entering the truck equipment industry in 1984.