Bob Krause (right) has joined Tadano America as regional business manager for the Midwest region. To

Bob Krause (right) has joined Tadano America as regional business manager for the Midwest region. Todd Elkins (left) will take on the role of regional business manager for the South region.

Tadano America has hired both Bob Krause and Todd Elkins to their North American team. Krause has been appointed as the regional business manager for the Midwest region, and will be reporting to Ken Butz, general manager of sales. “Tadano is excited to have Bob join our sales team,” Butz said. “Bob’s experience in and knowledge of the crane industry and his years of experience in the Midwest brings immediate value to our business and customers.”

Most recently, Krause served as a sales representative for Hayden-Murphy Equipment. Prior to that he was a regional account manager/business manager for Manitowoc Cranes.

In addition, Tadano America also hired Todd Elkins as regional business manager for the South region and he will also be reporting to Ken Butz. “We are pleased to have Todd join the Tadano sales team,” said Butz. “Todd is a seasoned crane industry professional whose knowledge and experience brings strong expertise to Tadano.”

Elkins served as territory manager for H&E Equipment Service, most recently. Previously he was a regional business manager for Manitex Cranes.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of Tadano’s team,“ Elkins said. “Tadano has a great reputation for manufacturing high quality crane products and I look forward to helping them grow and expand their business in the South region.“

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