Liebherr Construction Announces Personnel Changes

Fri February 15, 2008 - National Edition

Liebherr Construction Equipment Company has made several personnel changes.

Lew Batchelor has assumed the newly-created position of group manager of product support, which includes overall responsibility for all Liebherr’s district service representatives, including the technical support department, service training department, and in-house shop repair group. Batchelor has been an employee with Liebherr since 1973.

Thomas T. Coenen heads up the technical support department. He will manage Liebherr’s team of service technicians who specialize in excavators, material handlers, track dozers and wheel loaders. A native of Straubing, Germany, Coenen was hired in 2004 as a service manager. In his previous position, he worked for Dynapac in Bavaria.

Catherine Kurchinski has recently joined Liebherr’s marketing department as a marketing communications specialist. Kurchinski will plan and implement marketing strategies including advertising campaigns, public relations, and trade show exhibits.

David W. Boyce joins Liebherr’s training department as a service training instructor responsible for training dealers in the safety, maintenance and repair of earthmoving equipment. Boyce, who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, also will serve as technical advisor. Prior to his employment with Liebherr, he worked for Goodrich Aerospace.

Liebherr manufactures products for aerospace, concrete mixing technology, container and mobile dock cranes, machine tools, diesel engines and material flow technology.

The Liebherr company history began more than 50 years ago with the development of tower cranes and has remained a family owned business. It has steadily grown into a group of more than 100 companies with established operations on all continents. It employs more than 26,000 employees.

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