Manitowoc Crane Care, the customer service operation of Manitowoc, has hired Peter Boyes-Korkis as general manager. Boyes-Korkis is responsible for all aspects of customer support for Manitowoc brand cranes in the UK, including Grove, Potain and Manitowoc. Functions of Manitowoc Crane Care include parts, service, training and technical documentation.

Boyes-Korkis joined the company at the end of November and takes over from the long-serving Bill Newman, who retires in March 2008. He reports directly to Steve Barnett, managing director of Manitowoc in the UK, and has functional responsibility to Jean-Pierre Zaffiro, sales and marketing director for Manitowoc Crane Care in EMEA.

Prior to joining Manitowoc, Boyes-Korkis spent 23 years with Case. In 1998, he joined a Case distributor before moving to Komatsu in 2002 to take a job as area manager. In 2005, Komatsu promoted him to general manager of customer support.

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