Industry News

Construction Forms, Inc. Hires Tim Harmann as Senior Inside Salesperson

Construction Forms, Inc. has hired Tim Harmann as a senior inside sales representative.

Tim brings with him over twenty years of product knowledge and customer service in the concrete pumping industry, most recently at Putzmeister America. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has completed business management courses at Carthage College.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Juan Carlos Londono as Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Ing. Juan Carlos Londono as the regional sales manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACA) for Putzmeister Industrial Technology Equipment and Special Applications Business. In this role, Londono will be responsible for sales of products and systems for the transportation and storage of sludges and solids within the Putzmeister Industrial Technologies Business. He will also support LACA in Special Applications in the concrete industry.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Jonathan Dawley as President & CEO

Putzmeister America, Inc. has appointed Jonathan Dawley as the new president and CEO. In his role, Dawley will be responsible for all commercial, financial and operational aspects of Putzmeister business in North America, Latin America and Brazil.

“Putzmeister is a leading, established brand and an organization with committed, experienced people,” said Dawley. “I see my role as unlocking the potential of the team, enabling us to respond to current market dynamics, and enhancing customer and partner value. I look forward to seeing our organization develop.”

Schwing Sponsors Association Events

Proving its commitment to the industries it serves, Schwing was a proud sponsor of both the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Concrete Executive Leadership Forum and the Concrete Foundations Association’s summer meeting. Both events took place in Utah, only 30 miles apart, between July 19-21.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Maintains CPMA Safety Certification

Effective February 21, 2018, Putzmeister America, Inc. was successfully re-certified in safety from the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA). Putzmeister’s 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-meter class boom pumps, placing booms, BSA Large Line trailer pumps and Thom-Katt® trailer pumps have been awarded compliance by the CPMA.

Quist Moves to Schwing Field Service

Longtime Schwing employee Carl Quist has transitioned to a field service technician position serving the Midwest. He has served in multiple roles at the company since starting in 1989, when he was a mechanic in main assembly. From there he advanced to lead/ coordinator positions in assembly before joining the engineering team as an electrical designer in 2002.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Offers New Experts App

Putzmeister America, Inc. has released a new app to make every customer an expert. The “Putzmeister Experts” app will provide customers with helpful videos and instructions for the company’s products.

In-depth knowledge on the functions of machines, guides for proper setup and operation, tips for maintenance and troubleshooting and information about accessories are all topics covered by the app.

Autocar Cuts Ribbon on Birmingham Manufacturing Plant

Autocar hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing plant in Center Point, Alabama on April 19, 2018. Governor Kay Ivey, Jefferson County commissioner Joe Knight and Center Point mayor Tom Henderson were in attendance at the event, along with Autocar chairman Andrew Taitz and president Jim Johnston.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Justin Fagan as Director of Product Management

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Justin Fagan as director of product management. In this role, Justin will focus on leveraging his skills and experiences in strategy development, product management and aftermarket services to support Putzmeister’s key initiatives and continuous improvement efforts.

Fagan joins Putzmeister after eight years with Komatsu Mining Corporation, where he held increasingly responsible positions in product management and aftermarket services. He began his career by serving in the U.S. Army as an infantry leader.

Schwing Adds Vector Service Seminar

Operators will have a better understanding of the Schwing Vector Control system after attending the VEC Seminar October 22–23, 2018. “Vector offers so much for operator productivity, machine diagnostics and data for fleet management,” according to Jeff Popa, Schwing service training manager. “Owners will get the most out of this state-of-the-art system after they send their employees to this seminar.” The seminar will also include using Vector for setup and deployment of the company’s EASy one-sided outriggers using Vector controls.

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