ALL names five new personnel appointments

By Shiffler D.Ann10 January 2012

To help support the company's growth and expansion in the southeastern United States, the ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Family of Companies has announced five personnel appointments.

Russell Johnson is the newest member of the sales staff at the Geismar, LA. Branch, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and which opened in spring 2011. Johnson brings many years experience in the crane industry, with many of those years at other ALL branches. He began as a crane operator and then worked as an erection supervisor until he moved into sales in the mid 1990s.

Chris Elliott has joined the Knoxville sales team and comes with more than 30 years experience. He is a third-generation crane industry veteran who helped grow his family business, Elliott Crane Service, from a 15-crane company to 50-plus. He also operated his own firm, CE Cranes, Inc. Elliott, a native of Nashville, will cover middle and western Tennessee and the western portion of Kentucky.

Jeremy Bendorf has been named safety director for the two ALL Florida branches, where he will coordinate the safety efforts for the Orlando and Tampa offices. Bendorf has more than 12 years of experience in the safety field, working as an on-site coordinator, teaching OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training classes and performing safety audits.

Mike Ayers has joined the ALL Family of Companies as safety director for the three ALL Carolina branches. He began his career in occupational safety in 2004 and brings experience as a construction industry superintendent and safety manager. Mike also has multiple OSHA certifications and views safety as an essential part of a successful business.

Mike Bryant, who previously worked as aerial division manager at ALL Crane Rental of Georgia's Atlanta office, was named dispatcher for the Charleston, S.C., yard. Bill Eberly, the previous dispatcher, will be transitioning into a new role in parts procurement and as a service writer.

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