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18 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | March 2015 in the news the country – even more reason to get excited about the Hyundai brand and our construction and material handling equipment." Atlas Copco has decided to discon- tinue its Powercrusher business, in which it manufactures and sells mobile crushers and screeners for quarrying, civil engineering and recycling. Atlas Copco will stop the manufacturing in the plant in St. Valentin, Austria, during 2015. Atlas Copco will arrange for customers getting aftermarket service support for their existing f leets. Tony Satterthwaite, vice president, president – Cummins Power Genera- tion, will become president of the company's Distribution Business Unit, succeeding Vice President and President Pamela Carter who is retiring. Antonio Leitao, vice presi- dent – Power Products for Cummins Power Generation, will succeed Tony Satterthwaite as the leader of that business unit. Both assume their new roles April 1. Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Tim Gerbus has joined IMT as director of sales. Gerbus brings 30 years of experience in sales, market- ing and executive leadership to IMT, a manufacturer of service vehicles, cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors. e Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced several management team transitions in line with the company's long-term succession planning process. Eric Etchart, who has served as president of Manitowoc Cranes for the past nearly eight years, will move to a new role as senior vice president, Busi- ness Development of The Manitowoc Company effec- tive immediately. Larry Weyers will succeed Etchart as president of Manitowoc Cranes. Weyers most recently served as global executive vice president for Manitowoc Cranes. In addition, Manitowoc announced the planned retirement of Mark Beffel, vice president, Operational Excel- lence, effective Feb. 2. Josef Matosevic will assume the role of senior vice president of Global Operational Excellence of e Manitowoc Company and will lead the company's manufacturing, quality, and safety initiatives upon Beffel's retirement. A new partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will create signifi- cant upgrades to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance website (www.cicacenter.org), helping the construction industry learn how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines. Updates include tools and the latest informa- tion on state and federal environ- mental requirements as well as green construction and environmental management programs. John Deere Construction & Forestry Division produced a series of videos to help owners, operators, and fleet managers understand the many bene- fits of WorkSight and how it optimizes their machines, uptime and jobsites. e videos provide a bite-sized, topic- specific overview on subjects that are difficult to see and understand such as "Getting the most out of machines" and "Minimizing idletime." John Deere WorkSight is a technology package that includes JDLink machine monitoring system, machine health prognostics, remote diagnostics, payload weighing, and grade control. Atlas Copco closed the acquisition of Titan Technologies Interna- tional Inc., a provider of powerful bolting tools to the oil and gas and other industries. Clifton, N.J.- based Titan Technologies sells hydraulic torque wrenches as well as pumps and accessories. The products are used to ensure joint integrity during great pressure, for example on oil rigs, wind farms, ship yards and bridges. e National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) celebrates its 20th anniver- sary in 2015. NCCCO was established in January 1995 as an independent, non-profit personnel certification organization. Visit nccco.org/20Years for more information. McCann Industries, Inc. announced that Jim McCann has been named chief executive officer of the company as of Jan. 1, 2015. Dennis Kruepke is the former chief executive officer and will assume the role of chair- man of the board. e ownership of the company has also changed through a stock purchase agree- ment, and McCann now owns 100 percent of the company. Eric Etchart Tim Gerbus Larry Weyers Mark Beffel Josef Matosevic Jim McCann

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