CraneWorks announces position changes
By Hannah Sundermeyer12 January 2023
CraneWorks has promoted Gene Johnston to vice president of product support.
In this new role, Johnston will lead both the company’s parts and service teams throughout CraneWorks’ nine brick and mortar locations as well as at the multitude of remote service locations. Johnston previously served as the company’s director of both the parts and service divisions throughout the United States.
“CraneWorks is excited to announce the expansion of Gene’s role and his increased responsibilities,” stated Keith Ayers, chief executive officer, CraneWorks. “Since joining the team, Gene has focused on making tactical decisions to grow both of his departments and in doing so, has created a model where the customer gets the best service possible on a wide range of lifting equipment at competitive prices.”
The company also announced that Kevin St John has been promoted to national parts director and Chris Conway has been promoted to national service manager.
“Since joining the company, Kevin St John challenged the status quo by increasing stocking levels, creating multiple layers of parts sourcing in a supply shorted market, instilled a ‘never say no’ culture and created an atmosphere at his home branch that any company would be proud of,” said Johnston. “We are honored and excited for Kevin to continue that work throughout the rest of the company.
Furthermore, Chris Conway worked with multiple branches throughout the company over the last year helping to track trends, coordinated large customer projects and was an additional resource to our service personnel. Everything Chris has been involved in has improved our customers’ experience. We’re excited to expand both of these gentlemen’s responsibilities and expect great things.”