In a move that brings an experienced sales professional back to Schwing America, the company has rehired Shaun Nelson as the Western Central regional manager. Nelson formerly filled the same position from 2000 through 2008 for Schwing. His region includes his home state of Texas as well as Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. “We are pleased to attract Shaun back to concrete pump sales, where he excelled in his previous stint with us,” explains Tom O’Malley, vice president and general manager for concrete pumps.
Eighteen months of extensive, real world testing across the U.S. has consistently demonstrated reduced pivot stress and improved stability in the booster axle design of Putzmeister America, Inc.’s Bridge Maxx Series Truck- Mounted Concrete Mixers. Following rigorous testing, the components of the axle have shown little wear and analysis has predicted a comfortable 10-year lifespan of the arm.
On November 28, 2014, a truck cab suddenly caught fire on Highway 101 in Los Angeles. The following day, onlookers at a truck stop in Natomas watched as flames from a parked burning big rig truck cab spread to two adjoining trucks, destroying all three vehicles. One day after that, at a fueling station in Dunnigan, another big rig truck cab burst into flames, resulting in the vehicle’s total loss and subsequent shutdown of the fueling station itself—fortunately without injury or loss of life.
In conjunction with the newly reorganized Putzmeister Parts Sales Customer Support Group, Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced a number of personnel changes for several of its longtime employees.
Eric Zimmermann has been promoted to director of parts sales and pipe technology. In his new role, Zimmermann will be responsible for overseeing Putzmeister’s new Parts Sales Customer Support Group, while continuing his leadership role managing Putzmeister Pipe Technology.
Schwing customers in the western U.S. and Canada will now be served by Matt Donnelly in the new position of western regional manager. Matt will apply his 10 years of experience with Schwing to represent the full line of boom pumps and separate placing booms in California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He is also responsible for the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
Putzmeister America, Inc. recognized eight of its domestic and international distributor partners with its annual “Distributor of the Year” awards at a VIP event in Las Vegas during the 2015 World of Concrete trade show.
Thomas Concrete Machinery, Inc. won Domestic Spare Parts and Pipe System Distributor of the Year and Domestic Thom-Katt® Distributor of the Year; Walker Equipment Company won Domestic Mortar Machine Distributor of the Year; and Hite Concrete Equipment won Domestic Large Line Distributor of the Year.
Schwing America has added a Western regional manager for its popular line of stationary pumps. Rich Ellis, former regional manager for boom pumps in the territory, will have expanded geographical responsibilities, covering the entire western half of the U.S. and Canada. “The demand for the stationary pump products requires a dedicated regional manager to provide the customer service expected from Schwing,” according to Tom O’Malley, vice president, general manager for concrete pumps.
On the eve of World of Concrete 2015, more than 300 notable pumping contractors, major suppliers to the industry, ACPA executives and Schwing customers gathered for a reception to mark the company’s continuous presence as the largest manufacturer of concrete pumps in North America. “Our annual reception is a great networking and learning opportunity for our customers, vendors and employees,” states Tom O’Malley, vice president and general manager, concrete pumps. Every attendee received a gift from the company.