LEEA appoints Duncan Barrier to its Technical Team

Duncan Barrier, formerly technical manager at Checkmate Lifting & Safety Ltd, has joined the LEEA Technical Team (LTT).  Barrier has a strong mechanical engineering background with 15 years’ experience in the lifting equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries. In the early days of his career, Barrier won the Queens Award for Innovation and progressed […]

19/05/2021 - 17:51 pm

JLG appoints new VP of Digital Technology

David Bammel has been named as the vice president of Digital Technology for JLG and Jerr-Dan. He is taking over the reins for the development and execution of OshKosh’s  Access segment’s digital vision and strategy. Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the company’s Access Segment said, “David is a thought-leader in […]

15/05/2021 - 09:21 am

Point of Rental recruits in Australian office

Point of Rental has recruited  Michael Pavlov  to the Australian office to help users maximise their rental software experience. Michael Pavlov is the Australian office’s first sales development representative; he’ll help determine the best solutions for potential clients. Born in Australia, he grew up in the US before returning to Australia for university, where he […]

05/02/2021 - 13:41 pm

More technical support at Access Hire Australia

In alignment with the Vision 2020 company strategy, Access Hire Australia has promoted Martin Astwood to technical support – Group across the Access Hire businesses. Astwood has been working in the access equipment industry for more than 20 years, originally working at leading equipment manufacturer Genie. Since being at Access Hire, Astwood has been an […]

25/01/2021 - 20:39 pm

Overcoming communication barriers at Kito

Ryo Fukasawa, who is in charge of product assembly at Kito’s Yamanashi Main Plant, was awarded, ‘Recognising excellent effort by a disabled worker, fiscal year 2020’ by the Japan Organisation for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers. Fukasawa said, “For people with hearing loss, communication barriers are high. Our team uses […]

15/12/2020 - 20:51 pm

New QHSE role at EnerMech

James Cassin has been appointed as the quality, health, safety and environment QHSE director at EnerMech. This is a new role at the company and reflects its commitment to pursuing a quality-driven agenda across its global business EnerMech specialises in providing integrated supply, operations, maintenance and engineering solutions in its core services of cranes and […]

12/10/2020 - 18:28 pm

Jumbo Korea has a new MD

From 1 November 2020, Ki Jun Park, managing director of Jumbo Korea, hands over the management to Jason Hwang. Park will continue as an advisor to the board, ensuring that Jumbo will be able to draw on his extensive knowledge and experience of the Asian heavy lift market. Park started Jumbo’s Korean office 23 years […]

12/10/2020 - 15:16 pm

New LEEA Board member for Australia

After nine years’ of highly valued service, Ashley Thacker (pictured) has stepped down from the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Board as Regional Director – Australia. Ashley’s successor on the Board is Steven Flint, founder and CEO of The Rigging Shed in Western Australia. The transition took place during the LEEA AGM, held on the […]

28/09/2020 - 19:46 pm
Hubtex Australia

25th anniversary heralds a new era for Hubtex Australia

2020 sees big changes at Hubtex Australia. In a move designed to secure the long-term future of the business, the company will become a subsidiary of Hubtex HQ in Germany and become one of the largest branches worldwide. To mark this transition, Hubtex Australia will introduce Bruce Peatman as new CEO, and Lars Beuel as […]

09/09/2020 - 22:58 pm

Brian Parker appointed as IPAF head of safety and technical

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced the appointment of Brian Parker as the head of Safety and Technical. He joins from AFI-Uplift Ltd and will take up the post on 2 October, reporting to IPAF’s CEO and managing director, Peter Douglas. Most recently, Parker was group business development manager-Technical Support at AFI and brings […]

21/08/2020 - 15:09 pm

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LHA May/June 2021

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