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LBX Company Announces New President, CEO

Robert Harvell retires after a long career with the company.

Wed August 28, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

LBX Company, maker of Link-Belt excavators, has announced that Eric Sauvage will succeed Robert Harvell as president and chief executive officer, following Harvell’s retirement at the end of the year.

In 1976 Harvell joined what is now, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company; in September 1998 he was named executive vice president of the newly formed LBX Company LLC (previously the excavator division of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company) and then appointed president and CEO in January 2000. He will remain as a senior advisor and board member.

Sauvage joined LBX in 2008 as vice president and CFO and most recently executive vice president and CFO, with responsibilities for engineering/product development and strategic planning. He has a depth of global experience with more than 24 years of experience in various financial and operations leadership positions in both North America and Europe/Africa Middle East in the construction equipment industry.

“Eric’s broad business background in both the international and domestic markets, extensive experience in the construction industry, and proven work record and accomplishments within LBX makes him well suited to lead the organization,” said Harvell.

Sauvage is actively involved as a board member to several community organizations including the World Trade Center of Kentucky Board, the Business Education Network Board and the American Heart Association Board.

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