Braxton Snyder 1949-2011
By D.Ann Shiffler27 February 2011
Braxton Snyder, manager of worldwide sales for Link-Belt, died on February 20, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Snyder began his career at Link-Belt in 1982 as a district sales manager covering the Middle East and parts of Europe while living in Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands. Upon returning to the US, he was the district manager for the western United States. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1988, and was promoted to manager, international sales. In 1994, Snyder assumed the position of manager, North American sales and in 2005 was promoted to manager, worldwide sales.
Snyder was very active and well known across the crane industry. He was a long-time member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association where he represented Link-Belt and other crane manufacturers on the Allied Governing Committee. He was also a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, the Northern California Crane Owners Association, and several other regional associations. Snyder will also be remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at Link-Belt customer events.
"Brax was a true professional in every way," said Bill Stramer, vice president, marketing, sales and customer support. "He had earned the respect of crane owners, distributors and competitors and will be remembered as one of the good guys of our industry. Our Link-Belt family has lost a colleague, a leader and a true friend with his passing."
Snyder is survived by his wife Marcia, daughter Allison, son Braxton, and granddaughter.
Services were held Saturday, February 26, in Lexington. Contributions are suggested to the Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.