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Charles Wiley Retires, Curt Howell Takes Helm as CEO

Tue May 02, 2017 - West Edition #9
Construction Equipment Guide

Time Manufacturing, a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of vehicle-mounted aerial lifts, announced the retirement of Charles Wiley and the appointment of Curt S. Howell as new CEO.

Headquartered in Waco, Texas, Time manufactures professional grade aerial lifts under the well-known brands Versalift and Condor and distributes its products globally. The company primarily serves the telecom and electric utility end markets.

Wiley has been at Time for more than 46 years and has presided over tremendous growth during his 26 years as CEO.

“Charles' lasting impact on the business is evidenced in the company's strong culture and impressive results,” said Curt Howell, who joins to replace him. “Charles has been responsible for building a platform for growth, and we thank him for his dedication to Time.”

Wiley will stay on at the company as a member of the Board of Directors.

Howell joins Time from BigTex Trailers where he led the impressive growth, sale of the company and subsequent merger with American Trailer Works. Prior to his work at BigTex, Howell spent 30 years in the automotive and light industrial industries.

“We thank Charles for building such a strong company,” said Kent Wallace, a partner at The Sterling Group. “We are fortunate have a strong leader in Curt in his place and look forward to working with the entire team to continue to deliver best-in-class products and service to customers.”

Sterling, a middle market private equity firm focused on industrial businesses, partnered with Time in February 2017.

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