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Boehler president at Skyjack

By Linamar Corporation   


February 6, 2012  - Linamar Corporation has announced the appointment of Brad Boehler to the position of president of Skyjack. Skyjack is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and support of self-propelled aerial work platforms.

Since joining Skyjack in 2003, Boehler
has held leadership positions of escalating responsibility, including
the roles of vice-president of engineering and vice-president of sales and marketing. Boehler obtained his bachelor of engineering science from the University of
Western Ontario, and holds the designation of Professional Engineer. He
has also proven to be a leader in the industry, chairing a number of
committees within the American National Standards Institute and the International Powered Access Federation. Boehler’s plan for Skyjack is to grow from an already strong North American scissor-lift company
into a global full-line aerial work platform supplier, expanding into
world markets with new offerings in its telescopic and articulating-boom
product lines.  “We have built a strong reputation for providing
reliable products that are simple, safe and cost-effective.  As we move
forward with our goals, we will stay true to these strengths and
principles”, said Boehler.

“We are thrilled to see Brad step into this much deserved role”, said
Linamar president and COO Jim Jarrell. “He is a solid team player with
great expertise in aerial work platforms, a market we plan to continue
to grow our market share in.” New product development will focus on
improving performance by incorporating new but proven technology where
it enhances simplicity, performance and reliability. Global expansion
targets include solidifying existing sales and service networks in Asia
and South America, and building an even stronger presence in North
America, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Skyjack is part of the Linamar Group of companies. Linamar
Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing company of
highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives.
The company is made up of four key divisions: Manufacturing, Driveline,
Industrial Commercial Energy (ICE) and Skyjack, all world leaders in the
design, development and production of highly engineered products.  The
company’s Manufacturing and Driveline divisions focus on precision
metallic components, modules and systems for engine, transmission and
driveline systems designed for passenger vehicle markets. The ICE group
concentrates on similar products for on- and off-highway vehicle, energy
and other industrial markets. The company’s Skyjack division is noted
for their innovative, high quality mobile industrial equipment, notably
its class-leading aerial work platforms and telehandlers. With more than
15,200 employees in 39 manufacturing locations, five research and development centres and
13 sales offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe and Asia,
Linamar generated sales of more than $2.2 billion in 2010.

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