Highway Equipment Company recently announced that Drew Thomas has joined the Highway Equipment Company service team. Thomas is responsible for field service at Highway Equipment Company’s new Canton, Ohio, facility. The Utica Gas Shale business is growing in Ohio and Highway Equipment Company with the help of Thomas are planning to grow with it.

Ken Thomas has been promoted to branch manager of Woods CRW’s Williston, Vt., corporate headquarters facility. Thomas has worked as part of the CRW team in aggregate for nearly 18 years. During that term he has had roles in field territory sales/rental, earth moving equipment sales management and most recently as product manager of Merlo telehandlers and Terex compact equipment.

Cat Auction Services held an auction June 28 in St. Thomas, Pa. The complete equipment dispersal auction was conducted at the Charles E. Brake Company headquarters. Along with a host of Caterpillar equipment, the auction featured a wide variety of service, dump and pickup trucks.

Ken Thomas is re-joining the Woods CRW earthmoving equipment sales team as product/sales manager of the Terex compact equipment lines in New York. Thomas brings with him more than 30 years of combined construction equipment sales and management experience.

Columbus Equipment Company President Thomas Stivison passed away Feb. 2, 2012. He was 66. Stivison began working for Columbus Equipment Company on Mar. 18, 1970, as a field salesman covering southeast Ohio. He sold the first Komatsu ever in the state of Ohio, a D65E-6.

Thomas (Tom) Skodack, a regional sales manager of Sennebogen LLC, surrounded by family, lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 13, 2010. Although only with Sennebogen since January of 2006, Mr. Skodack had spent his life making friends in the equipment industry wherever he went.

Thomas Ostermann has been named vice president and managing director of Terex Cranes. His focus will be on providing overall management for the newly acquired Fantuzzi and Noell port equipment business. Ostermann most recently was vice president finance for Terex Cranes, holding those responsibilities since joining the company in 2004.

Tom Schany of Rogers, Minn., passed away at age 75 on May 26. Schany was one of the original co-founders of Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) and over the years has given selflessly to the association and the industry as a whole. Schany was the owner and operator of Northdale Construction and a benefactor of Dunwoody College.

Thomas W. Sammarco, of Center Conway, N.H., and Millis, Mass., formerly of Needham Heights, died suddenly on June 30, 2008, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Wakefield, N.H. Sammarco was married on June 29, 2008, to longtime friend Cheryl J.

Thomas Joseph Lonergan, 65, of North Syracuse, N.Y., passed away on June 23, 2007. Lonergan was born on July 4, 1941, and was a lifelong resident of North Syracuse. He owned and operated Syracuse Equipment Company for more than 20 years. He is survived by his mother, Genevieve (Squire) Lonergan, as well as his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia (Hafner) Lonergan; his three sons, Luke (Jackie) of Brewerton, N.Y., Paul (Judith) and George (Carol) of Cicero, N.Y.; three sisters, Patricia Nicholson (Don), Christine Stahlecker and Suzanne Fries (Mark); five loving grandchildren, Chloe, Jared, Blake, Jack and George Lonergan; along with aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.

Highway Equipment Company has appointed Thomas H. Reynolds as its new president. Reynolds will have the day to day responsibilities for the company’s operations. In addition, he will work with the company’s executive team to pursue new market opportunities, and to ensure a high level of service to all customers.