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Steve Shaughnessy new president of Skyjack

Dec. 22, 2009 – Linamar Corporation has announced that Steve Shaughnessy has been appointed President of Skyjack, Inc, a Linamar subsidiary.


December 22, 2009
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Dec. 22, 2009 – Linamar Corporation has announced that Steve Shaughnessy has been appointed President of Skyjack, Inc, a Linamar subsidiary. Shaughnessy, an equipment industry veteran with more than 30 years experience in the aerial lift and crane business, will be succeeding Ken McDougall, who has been given the responsibility for running Linamar’s Powertrain Mexico operations.
 
In his most recent role, Shaughnessy, a native of Boston, MA, ran the UK subsidiary of Loxam, the French group, which is the leader in the European rental industry. His other experience includes running his family’s aerial lift rental business in New England; Regional Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NES; and Managing Director of Ashtead Plant Hire’s Specialist Equipment businesses in the United Kingdom. He is
currently a Board Member and Deputy President of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the leading association for the promotion of the safe and effective use of aerial work platforms throughout the world.
 
Linamar President and COO Jim Jarrell said that, “Steve Shaughnessy has unparalleled experience of working in the aerial lift industry at a senior level in both North America and Europe. We believe that this appointment will offer significant benefits both to the organization and to our customers who have come to depend upon Skyjack as synonymous with quality and innovation in the aerial lift market.”
 
Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz added, “Steve is a proven executive who delivers results with a great track record for business growth, exactly what we need for today’s opportunistic global market.”