Yanmar America Announces
Yanmar America, Adairsville, Ga., has restructured some
of its leadership positions. The new company president is Tim
Fernandez, who reports to Tetsuya Yamamoto and the Yanmar
America board of directors.
Fernandez joined Yanmar America nearly four years ago after a
20-year career with Yamaha Motor Corp. While at Yanmar, he led
the Industrial Engine, Energy Systems and Marine Engines business units. He has over 26 years of experience with multinational
retail dealer and OEM distribution channels.
Former president Ted Bregar assumed the responsibilities as
chairman and senior executive advisor to Yanmar America. He is
responsible for finding new business opportunities for Yanmar, as
well as serving in an advisory role to Fernandez, as well as taking on
other duties as requested by the Yanmar America board of directors.
Robert Abend has been appointed vice chairman and executive
advisor. He reports to Bregar and will focus on business development. Junichiro “Jimmy” Onishi has been promoted to vice president of Yanmar America, and will report to Fernandez. Onishi has
a background in the Yanmar organization in Japan, where he has
been involved in building marketing structure and processes.
JLG Makes Aftermarket
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a global
manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material
handlers, has reorganized a number of its positions in its Ground
Support aftermarket organization.
• Brent Miller has been named vice president – aftermarket
sales, North America, responsible for sales and distribution efforts
across the region. His responsibilities also include key accounts
and the development of new channels to market in the region. Miller
joined JLG in 2003 and most recently served as district sales manager in the southern central U.S.
• Todd Earley has been promoted to director of sales – remarketing. In this expanded position, Earley will have responsibility for used
equipment sales and reconditioning services and manage rental
fleet, service and repair, and the service provider network. Earley will
oversee branch service managers and customer support representatives in JLG’s Houston, Texas; Riverside, Calif.; and Bedford, Pa.;
facilities. Earley joined JLG in 2004 and was district sales manager
– aftermarket sales, prior to his recent promotion.
• Mike Thomas has been promoted to service manager – North
America. Thomas will expand the JLG Service Provider program
and drive revenue streams at the Houston, Riverside, and Bedford
facilities. Thomas has held a variety of positions in manufacturing and
Ground Support since joining JLG in 2005.
• Travis Myers, director, customer support and aftermarket
development – North America, will now be responsible for all
customer advocate support, the service contact center, and data
management for support personnel activity in North America. Myers
joined the company in 1996 and has held various roles in the aftermarket organization.
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