Sany America has appointed Mike Rhoda as its new CEO. Rhoda is a construction and industrial equipment executive with extensive international experience in marketing, operations, product development and sales. He replaces Tim Frank, who resigned as chairman in October.
Rhoda will be responsible for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
“Mike Rhoda has more than two decades of directly relevant experience in the off-highway equipment sector, including work in Asia and emerging markets,” said Liang Wengen, chairman of the board of Sany Group, based in Beijing, China. “Mike’s strategic expertise and record of accomplishment will serve Sany well as we continue to grow our presence and further establish our brand as a market leader in North and Central America.”
“I am honored that the Board has selected me to lead Sany America and the dedicated and talented group of employees who work here,” Rhoda said. “We will build on the company’s recent successes, which include a significant expansion of our dealer network, as well as growing sales and profit in this important market. Sany is the fifth-largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world, and has a great reputation in China for product support and service. We intend to work hard to ensure that every Sany customer here can count on excellent support as well.”
Prior to being named CEO, Rhoda was chief technology officer with Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment. He also served at Volvo Construction Equipment as vice president of product development, and then president and CEO of the excavator business line. Rhoda previously served in various senior management positions at Ingersoll Rand.
Rhoda holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.