Ted Bratthauar is the new vice president purchasing for Manitowoc Crane Group in the Americas. Reporting to John Wheeler, executive vice president for the Americas, Bratthauar is in charge of all strategic and tactical procurement for the company's manufacturing plants in the region.

With a 25-year tenure at MCG, Bratthauar has been general manager of National Crane, where he managed the integration of the product line at MCG in Shady Grove, PA, while simultaneously directing sales and engineering functions.

Bratthauar holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Northwestern University.

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