Daniel L. Miller to Step Down as Manitou Americas CEO; Successor to be Named

📅   Thu February 23, 2017 - National Edition


Miller has been the chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. since April, 2010.
Miller has been the chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. since April, 2010.

Manitou Group today announced that Daniel L. Miller, chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. and president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, will leave effective April 30, 2017. Miller will remain active to assist with the transition while the company conducts an external search and his successor is named.

Miller has been the chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. since April, 2010. He joined Manitou Americas in 2001 as director of operations, eventually becoming vice president of operations. Manitou BF, SA acquired Gehl Company in October 2008.

Miller has been active in several industry and community groups, most recently serving as a board member for the industry trade group AEM in the CE Sector. He also has been past president for the West Bend Chamber of Commerce in addition to serving on several other community and business boards.

"I am grateful to have been able to contribute to this great company for over 15 years, and it has truly been a privilege to have had the good fortune to lead it for the last seven years. I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve with my Manitou Group colleagues around the world during a period of unprecedented challenges and opportunities." said Miller. "However difficult this is, now is the right time for me to make this move as I engage in the next phase of my life. The talented leadership in place gives me great confidence about Manitou Americas' ability for continued success to develop a sustainable and continued vision of growth for the company that will guide Manitou Americas well into the future”.

"Dan has been a valued member of the Manitou Group leadership team, and his passion for the company and products will be missed,” said Michel Denis, Manitou Group CEO. “As we conduct an external search, we know it will take some time to find his successor, so we appreciate his willingness to remain for a period of time to help us with the transition. We wish him well as he embarks on this new chapter in his life.”

Manitou Group is a world-leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of all-terrain material-handling equipment for construction, agricultural, mining and industrial applications.

The product range offerings include: telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts; skidsteers, track loaders, and articulated loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; and warehousing equipment and attachments.

Through its core brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang – together with its international network of over 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions while delivering the highest value for its customers.

Headquartered in Ancenis France, the group registered in 2016 a revenue of €1.33 billion through operations in 140 countries while employing over 3,300 people, all committed to satisfying customers.