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Boehler named Skyjack interim president

By Linamar Corporation   


July 12, 2011 - Linamar Corporation is pleased to announce that Brad Boehler has been named interim president for Skyjack. Since joining Skyjack in 2003, Boehler has progressively held various strategic positions including previous titles of both vice-president of engineering and vice-president of sales and marketing.

extensive knowledge of Skyjack’s business structure makes him well
positioned to spearhead an aggressive business plan of new product
development and global expansion which will target expanding market
potential encompassing North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and
Australia. Boehler says, “We have launched a
very aggressive product development plan which will roll out in concert
with our expanding global footprint including sales offices with service
and support in China, Brazil and Australia.”

Skyjack is realigning its global sales and services footprint
strategies as well, which will allow it to incorporate its goals across
the organization. A major engineering expansion involving advanced
design and development is
currently taking shape. The Skyjack sales force
realignment will offer customers the better people on the ground to
sell, service and support expanding markets.

Prior to joining Skyjack, Boehler obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the
University of Western Ontario, and holds a professional engineer
designation. He attended the Canadian Forces School of Military
Engineering where he started his career as a military engineer. Boehler also recently completed the Executive Development Program at the
Ivey School of Business. In 2006 he was appointed chair of the ANSI
A92.6 subcommittee, which is responsible for the U.S. standard for self-propelled elevating work platforms. He is also involved with other
global standards development organizations, and is currently the
chair of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
Manufacturer’s Technical Committee.

Linamar president and COO Jim Jarrell says Boehler’s
appointment will further stabilize Skyjack’s position as it moves ahead
with its global expansion strategies. His leadership will include
focused efforts on product quality, customer responsiveness and product
offering as the industry is poised for growth.


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