Manitex International in the US has three new appointments to strengthen customer service and manufacturing.

Scott Rolston is appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. Rolston covers all territories, domestic and international, for Manitex crane products. His remit is to ensure that Manitex sales and marketing delivers growth in North America, strengthening strategic alliances, enhancing in-house distribution and expanding international focus. Rolston has been at Manitex for 16 years and has experience in engineering, sales and marketing and product development.

Phil Fridley is appointed Manitex International president responsible for "continuing the drive towards business excellence at the Georgetown, Texas, facility. Fridley is responsible for the financial performance of Manitex International, its manufacturing operations, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, sales ordering and administration. Fridley was previously director of operations. His background includes manufacturing, quality, supply chain and business excellence in a range of industries, including five years at Grove Worldwide.

Paul Zaremba, general manager of Crane & Machinery, which Manitex acquired in October 2008, is appointed vice president of customer service and support. Zaremba has been at Crane & Machinery for a year. Before that he was general manager of Randall Industries. He has experience in the rental equipment market from an operational and financial perspective.

Commenting on the appointments, Andrew Rooke, Manitex president and COO, said, "These appointments reflect our commitment to the continuous growth and diversity of our customer base and the markets we serve. Scott, Phil and Paul are experienced leaders with proven expertise in our markets and possess the skills and resources that will be cornerstones of our future growth. These appointments are consistent with our commitment to providing excellent equipment and customer support, and ensuring that Manitex International products remain the product of choice in the markets we serve."

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