LJ Companies announces promotions, new personnel

07 May 2008

The LJ Companies – including LJ Crane & Rigging, LJ Heavy Hauling and LJ Specialized Logistics – has announced the appointments of Frank Brian Dempsey, Scott Mogavero, and Frank Bonzani as territory managers of crane service and rentals.

Prior to joining LJ, Dempsey was sales manager for AmQuip Corporation's New England division. He has held senior sales positions with Capco Steel, NES Rentals and Shaughnessy Crane. He is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts and completed construction management coursework at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Mogavero, of Peabody, MA was formerly employed with Coastal Crane Company.

Bonzani, a resident of South Windsor, CT, previously was a crane operator with Local 478, International Union of Operating Engineers, and most recently worked for Baier Construction.

Paul Fioravanti, vice president and COO, said, “Through (these additions) LJ plans to expand its presence in the Massachusetts and Connecticut market areas and within the mobile crane, tower crane, and crawler crane market segments. This change will be seamless for customers and they can look forward to gaining access to LJ's larger fleet and expanded capabilities throughout North America.”

Another recent appointment at LJ, Robert Renzi of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is the new director of safety & training.

After serving several years as director of safety for Northstar Equipment, Renzi became an independent safety consultant and has conducted numerous training programs and seminars throughout the US, offering customized training and certification for organizations such as The Orange County California Sanitation District, the State of Washington Highway Department, The State of Connecticut Departments of Highway and Corrections and numerous construction contractors. Renzi has been trained and certified in “train the trainer” programs by numerous manufacturers including Grove, JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Terex and The National Safety Council's program on powered industrial trucks.

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