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Manitowoc Announces Senior Management Changes

January 08, 2015, 07:00 AM
Filed Under: Cranes
Related: Cranes, Manitowoc

The Manitowoc Company announced several management team transitions in line with the company’s long-term succession planning process.

Eric Etchart, who has served as president of Manitowoc Cranes for the past nearly eight years, will move to a new role as senior vice president, business development of The Manitowoc Company effective immediately. Larry Weyers will succeed Mr. Etchart as president of Manitowoc Cranes. Mr. Weyers has most recently served as global executive vice president for Manitowoc Cranes. Since joining the company in 1998, he has held various executive management positions at Manitowoc, including executive vice president of Crane Care.

In addition, Manitowoc has announced the planned retirement of Mark Beffel, vice president, operational excellence effective February 2. Josef Matosevic will assume the role of senior vice president of global operational excellence of The Manitowoc Company and will lead the company’s manufacturing, quality, and safety initiatives upon Mr. Beffel’s retirement.

Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with over 100 manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 24 countries. The company is recognized globally as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading product support services. In addition, Manitowoc is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment, which includes 24 market-leading brands of hot- and cold-focused equipment. In 2013, Manitowoc’s revenues totaled $4.0 billion, with more than half of these revenues generated outside of the United States.

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