Employee News

Art Garvey has joined the Baschmann Services sales staff. He will be representing both aggregate and earthmoving product lines, which include Kobelco, Hitachi, ASV, Anaconda, Carlton, KPI-JCI and others in the Southern Tier and central New York State.

Misha Ogawa, executive vice president, is pleased to announce the hiring of Joel G. Cook as the new Road Machinery LLC President & CEO. Cook was formerly the executive vice president of Komatsu Equipment in Salt Lake City. He was also an executive with The CIT Group in Phoenix for many years.

Deere & Company (DE) announced a new vision and operating model in order to accelerate its success in the integration of smart technology innovation with Deere's legacy of manufacturing excellence. The Deere Smart Industrial strategy is designed to unlock new value for customers and to help them become more profitable and sustainable, while simultaneously revolutionizing the agriculture and construction industries through the rapid introduction of new technologies.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation are excited to announce the appointment of Greg Johnson as the program administrator to lead the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office. In this role, Johnson will jointly represent both ODOT and WSDOT to lead program development efforts using a transparent, data-driven process that prioritizes equity and inclusion.

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) promoted Liz McCabe to vice president of education and programs. "I am pleased to announce the promotion of Liz McCabe to the position of vice president of education and programs," said AED President and CEO Brian McGuire.

Exodus Machines announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Brian Hawn as the new vice president of service. Exodus welcomes Hawn and his experience to oversee parts and service for Exodus Machines and its divisions — BladeCore, Connect Work Tools, OilQuickUSA and ShearCore.

Southeastern Equipment is saying goodbye to two long-time employees: Jerald (Herbie) Denius, truck driver, retired in June, and Chip Cropper, regional manager, retiring in July. Cropper also has been awarded Southeastern's MVP Award. Chip Cropper Caps Off Career as MVP Southeastern Equipment announced Chip Cropper as the recipient of this year's Most Valuable Person Award.

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) has promoted John Hayes to branch manager of ECA Florida and hired Ben Morgan as BAUER product service manager with the BAUER Service Team (BST). Hayes will manage all aspects of ECA's branch in Green Cove Springs, Fla., including sales, rental, parts and service.

Prinoth Group announced the following changes to its board and senior management. These changes will continue the forward-thinking direction which the Prinoth Group has adopted due to important technological innovations and diversification. Werner Amort Werner Amort has been appointed to the supervisory board of Prinoth after 16 years as the president of Prinoth Group.

After years of careful succession planning, Jacobsen Construction Company's Board of Directors unanimously elected Gary Ellis to succeed Douglas Welling as company president in their bi-annual meeting this month. Welling, who began his tenure as president of Jacobsen in 2006 and as chief executive officer in 2012, will continue serving as CEO of the company.

Palfinger announced the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company's new vice president of sales and service of the North America region, as of March 23, 2020. Cavaggioni will be a member of the Palfinger North America Leadership Team.