27/03/2012 - 04:00 am

Crown Equipment Makes Executive Appointments

After a historic 46-year career in the material handling industry with Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, Jim Moran will continue his career as an active member of the global forklift manufacturer’s Board of Directors. Moran will be succeeded as senior vice president by Jim Mozer, formerly of Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson. Moran made the announcement this week at the Industrial Truck Association’s (ITA) Spring Meeting.

“Throughout his career, Jim has been devoted to making Crown a world leader in the material handling industry,” said Jim Dicke III, president, Crown Equipment Corporation. “He has personally supported many of Crown’s largest customers, developed some of our company’s earliest overseas offices, and pioneered many of Crown’s account service offerings. Jim’s hard work and dedication to Crown’s success have made him a force in our company and in our industry. We will be forever grateful to him for the impact he has had.”

Moran held several industry leadership positions during his tenure, including more than 20 years as a member of the ITA Executive Committee. He began his third term as president of ITA in January. He previously served at ITA president in 1993 and 2002.

His responsibilities at Crown will be filled by Jim Mozer, who was previously vice president of marketing and general manager of integrated products at Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney, Ohio. In his new role, Mozer will oversee Crown’s international sales and marketing programs as well as business operations throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

“We are eager to leverage Jim’s deep experience in industrial marketing, business development and international sales to help continue Crown’s global growth,” said Jim Dicke III. “His nearly two decades of experience in engineering and sales, along with his fresh perspectives, will unquestionably help our company better serve our customers throughout the world. I’m excited to work alongside him.”

Mozer earned a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wright State University. He is also an alumnus of executive education programs at the Wharton School of Business.

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