11/02/2014 - 14:28 pm

Skyjack Makes Changes to Senior Management Team | Industry News

Linamar Corp.'s Skyjack Division has promoted Charlie Patterson to vice president of international operations; Patterson, formerly the company's  managing director for Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia, is now responsible for all Skyjack entities outside North America, with Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Korea, Sweden, and UK business locations reporting directly to him. 

Brad Boehler, Skyjack president, commented: “Charlie has been an integral part of the Skyjack organization for more than 13 years. His general management capabilities and commercial acumen have been instrumental in the success of many of Skyjack’s geographic expansions over recent years. As the company looks to build upon these successes with additional projects on the horizon I see Charlie’s experience as key in ensuring our continued growth.”

Eric Liner, formerly regional vice president of Skyjack’s western region, has been appointed vice president of North American sales. In this new role, Liner will be responsible for the direction, development, and growth of the North American sales team. He will have a team of senior sales managers reporting directly to him, including four regional vice presidents and three vice presidents of national accounts.

Boehler remarked: “Eric has been with Skyjack for 12 years and has held several positions including Territory Sales Manager, and most recently Regional Vice President. I look forward to Eric bringing his in-depth sales experience to bear on a national scale, upholding Skyjack’s leadership position in scissor lifts and continuing to build on our momentum with both our boom and telehandler Products.”

Boehler also took the opportunity to highlight that Brian Black will remain as the vice president of sales. “Those that know Brian, and there are not many people who do not, recognize his depth of experience and commitment to customers. I am very happy that Brian will bring that experience to bear and will continue to support sales activities globally,” Boehler said.

All changes are effectively immediately.


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