Martz named CEO of Link-Belt

20 March 2008

At a meeting in Tokyo in April, Chuck Martz was named chief executive officer of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. Martz will also retain his current responsibilities as president, the company said. The announcement was made by Y. Hinou, chairman of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Link-Belt's parent company.

Martz began his career with Link-Belt in 1975 in his hometown of Lexington, KY after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1973. He held various accounting and financial positions and was named vice president, finance and administration in 1990. In 1994, he was named vice president of manufacturing, and in 1998 he was appointed president.

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