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Careers at Pegasus Material Handling

Careers at Pegasus Material Handling

Dealer, Movers and Shakers
Pegasus Material Handling are on the hunt for an experienced service engineer. Are you really good at what you do? If so, Pegasus Material Handling would like to hear from you. At Pegasus MH people are the most valuable asset and they are proud to recruit and train the very best in the forklift industry. Equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that, no matter what the customers’ need, they can handle it. Pegasus MH are based in the North East of England and have a large team of field engineers working remotely, they have the technology and infrastructure to support the dynamic ways of working to deliver the responsiveness and service that sets them apart. Find out More > https://pegasusmh.co.uk/pegasus-mh-news/were-recruiting-for-an-experienced-service-engi...
Toyota Material Handling Europe announces new president

Toyota Material Handling Europe announces new president

Movers and Shakers
Ernesto Domínguez has been appointed president and CEO of Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE). His appointment follows the decision by Matthias Fischer to leave Toyota Material Handling Europe. During Matthias’ eight years as president & CEO, Toyota has grown its sales by 53%. Fischer will formally step down March 31 but has in practice already left his operative duties. Terry Unnai, chairman of Toyota Material Handling Europe, is from February 4th interim president & CEO, handling administrative duties only. “Ernesto Domínguez has proven his ability as a leader in a new context, his strong support for our sharpened strategy and decisiveness to reach set goals. We very much look forward having him leading the way towards our future,” said Unnai. Ernesto Domínguez: a car...
BITA Secretary General to Step Down

BITA Secretary General to Step Down

BITA, Industry, Movers and Shakers
The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has announced that its long-serving Secretary-General, James Clark, is to retire from his position at the end of 2020. After a successful career as a wheat buying director in the UK Flour Milling industry, James joined BITA in 1996. His tenure as Secretary-General has coincided with significant growth for the trade association and seen it rise to a pre-eminent position as the voice of the material handling industry. During his career with BITA, James has worked with ten Presidents and been instrumental in firstly establishing, and then developing IMHE Ltd, Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) and what is now, F-TEC, the industry training centre, based in Swindon. BITA has a 50 per cent shareholding in all three organisations. ...
New MD for Linde Material Handling UK

New MD for Linde Material Handling UK

Movers and Shakers
Linde Material Handling UK Ltd has appointed Ulrike Just as Managing Director with immediate effect. Ulrike was formerly Vice President Business Development at Linde Material Handling where she has been responsible for leading the development of the LMH EMEA Strategy 2027 for the last three years. Speaking about her new role, Ulrike Just said: “I am joining the UK business at an exciting time as we embark on one of the biggest transformations in the Linde MH UK history. By the end of 2020 all regional locations are planned to merge into one single business unit, within the legal entity of Linde MH UK Ltd. This important milestone in our business aims to enable us to focus even more on our customer’s needs.  Our regional network has always been our key strength with ...
Apprentice urges other women to consider careers in STEM

Apprentice urges other women to consider careers in STEM

Movers and Shakers, Training
An 18-year old former drama student from Liverpool, who is now just one of three female apprentices at Linde Material Handling is determined to trailblaze the way for other women to consider a career in engineering. Self-confessed tomboy Lucy Pover joined the team of 88 apprentices at Linde in September last year and since then has been working hard to prove to her male counterparts that women can be just as good, if not better than men at fixing forklift trucks. The 18-year old former drama student said, “Although I’m very much a tom boy who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and enjoying the practical hands-on approach to learning, I’m also a girlie girl at heart which can sometimes give people the perception that I don’t fit into this very male dominated field. “When I fi...
Narrow Aisle announce Business Development Manager appointment

Narrow Aisle announce Business Development Manager appointment

Movers and Shakers
Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated warehouse truck-based intralogistics solutions – has announced the appointment of Ken Jackson to the role of Business Development Manager. Having worked previously for a leading materials handling equipment distributor and manufacturer in the UK, Ken has extensive experience of the logistics and supply chain sector and joins Narrow Aisle as part of the company’s ongoing expansion programme, John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd, said: “Ken’s industry knowledge and commitment to customer care is second to none and we are delighted to welcome him to the Flexi Warehouse Systems team. The application of Flexi truck storage systems continues to grow worldwide as companies in diverse industry sectors realise th...
Clark Veteran Appointed to New Role in Spain

Clark Veteran Appointed to New Role in Spain

Movers and Shakers
Clark Europe, widely seen as the oldest forklift maker in the world, has named a new senior executive for the Spanish market. Johannes Menzel started his new Clark Europe role as Regional Sales Manager for Spain on 1 July 2019. He is now responsible for the supervision and expansion of Clark’s forklift and spare parts activities in the country. In his 14 years at Clark Europe GmbH – where he has worked in spare parts order processing, interdepartmental technological coordination, spare parts procurement and sales, right through to the planning and implementation of web-based spare parts sales – the company says he has not only managed to expand his expertise in the field of industrial trucks, but also built up an extensive network of contacts in Spain. Menzel will be reporting di...
AFI promotes Higgins to COO

AFI promotes Higgins to COO

Movers and Shakers
Powered access hire group AFI group has promoted Nick Higgins to group chief operating officer. The appointment of a COO is part of a restructure following last week’s acquisition of Facelift (GB). The acquisition takes AFI’s UK rental fleet to 7,500 machines. Nick Higgins will assume overall responsibility for AFI’s UK rental operations as well as group services. Working with him is a rental management team. Steve Williams heads the AFI-Uplift powered access hire business; Pete Wajner, the specialist rental division; and Neil Gellender and Graham Hawkins look after Hampshire Plant & Access, which was acquired by AFI in 2015. The move allows chief executive David McNicholas to work with chairman David Shipman on strategy and business development. David Shipman said: ...
New UK Managing Director for Baumann

New UK Managing Director for Baumann

Movers and Shakers
Leading sideloader manufacturer, Baumann, has appointed Mark Bann as UK managing director. Mark steps up from general manager and will take on the role with immediate effect, as Jason Reynolds becomes Group Managing Director. In addition to overseeing the existing Baumann business in the UK and Ireland, Mark will be responsible for working with the network of dealers across the country. Jason will focus on developing the burgeoning North American market as president of Baumann Canada. Said Mark: “It’s an exciting period in Baumann’s history and a great time to be taking on this responsibility. We began as a newly established UK company in August 2015. Today we have the relationships and infrastructure in place, significant stockholding and a fantastic dealer network.” Despite ...
Manitou’s MD, Mark Ormond, takes a seat on the CEA’s Management Council

Manitou’s MD, Mark Ormond, takes a seat on the CEA’s Management Council

Movers and Shakers
Following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) AGM at Plantworx Construction Exhibition, Chief Executive, Rob Oliver, announced a new member of the Management Council – Mark Ormond, Manitou UK’s Managing Director. Commenting on the announcement Rob said, “I’m really pleased to welcome Mark to the Management Council team. As a former President of the Agricultural Engineers Association, he will bring an understanding of trade association work and fresh ideas.” Mark has been at the helm of Manitou UK for the past 18 months. His remit covers both the Manitou and Gehl brands with full responsibility for operations in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Manitou reported record sales in the region in 2018 with significant further growth during the first half o...
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