Manitex International names new president

By Hannah Sundermeyer17 October 2022

Richard Mills will assume oversight of all North American manufacturing and new product distribution operations for Manitex.

Manitex International has named Richard Mills president of Manitex North America. He will assume oversight of all North American manufacturing and new product distribution operations for Manitex.

Richard Mills, President, Manitex North America

“The re-alignment of our North American operations is correlated with the changes we had already established in Italy, whereas we are bringing the regional groups under one leader and then uniting our focus as a company toward a more unified purpose, common strategy and increased levels of collaboration,” said Michael Coffey, chief executive officer, Manitex. “We are focused on improving operational excellence and customer support, while improving production velocities, profitability and cashflows. Richard’s experience is well suited to help us achieve these goals.”

Mills comes to Manitex with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and executive leadership with an emphasis in the OEM specialty equipment and vocational vehicle sectors. He is a degreed engineer with continued education in production engineering, lean manufacturing and six sigma. Prior to joining Manitex, Mills held the role of vice president and division COO of the specialty rail and utility vehicle division at Progress Rail (Caterpillar). He also held key leadership positions at JCB, Trinity and Heil, manufacturing heavy construction equipment and specialty highway vocational trucks.

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