BOMAG AMERICAS APPOINTS COLE RENKEN AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

BOMAG Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Cole Renken as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Renken will be responsible for developing and executing short and long-term growth strategies to better optimize the sales and customer support for our dealer and rental channel partners.

Renken brings 20 plus years of construction equipment sales, business development and sales management experience to this position.  Prior to joining BOMAG, he spent 10 years with Volvo Construction, with

Cole Renken joined BOMAG as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing

his most recent position as Director of Government and Key Accounts and prior responsibilities consisting of dealer development, regional sales, and product management.  Additionally, Renken worked for

CNH in dealer sales management, government and military sales, and marketing.  Renken has a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and an MBA from Marquette University.

“We are excited to have Cole join the BOMAG team.  He brings with him a vast knowledge of our equipment industry as well as a great track record in sales leadership, customer support and motivating teams to exceed goals and objectives,” stated Rob Mueckler, President of BOMAG.

“I am pleased to join the BOMAG team in a capacity that focuses on our customers’ needs and work closely with them to enhance the value that BOMAG products and services can add to their respective businesses,” said Renken.  “As a leader in the compaction business for more than 60 years, BOMAG understands the importance of providing solutions to customer requirements.  I look forward to working with our sales team and business partners to strengthen our leading position in compaction and capitalize on our growth opportunities in paving, milling and reclaiming.”

LIUGONG NA WELCOMES NEW DEALER JEWELL MACHINERY

LiuGong North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiuGong Machinery based in Liuzhou, China, a manufacturer of heavy construction equipment announced Jewell Machinery of Rocky Mount, Virginia, has joined the LiuGong NA family of dealerships.

Founded in 2000, Jewell Machinery sells parts and machinery, and manufactures, services and rents machinery and equipment for the construction and forestry industry within a 300-mile radius of its headquarters in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The company has twice been named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Founder and President Michael Jewell said Jewell Machinery’s growth has always been driven by its commitment to meeting customer need. Although the dealer entered the forestry industry just 10 years ago, those customers represent approximately 95 percent of business today. Jewell Machinery specializes in mobile and stationary loaders and is the OEM manufacturer of self-propelled carriers for the brand.

When Jewell learned forestry customers would prefer a more convenient way to source their heavy equipment rather than deal with multiple dealerships, his search for the most suitable manufacturer led him to LiuGong NA.

“We see an exciting opportunity here,” Jewell said. “LiuGong has an extensive equipment line, really anything our customers need, from Dressta dozers to LiuGong wheel loaders, excavators and more.”

Jewell said the LiuGong machines have been well received. “We’ve had LiuGong machines here four weeks now. All it takes is getting them in the seat. Once they get behind the controls, operate the machine, they love them right away.”

The LiuGong NA product lines are made specifically for the North American market. Jewell said it makes the LiuGong machines easy to work with. “They have Cummins engines and ZF transmissions. Our service personnel are Cummins-certified, and we have the exact same ZF transmissions on the undercarriages we manufacture ourselves right here. They are just a perfect fit for us.”

Plus, Jewell said, LiuGong is “very open with what they build, not trying to hide anything.” He explained that means service personnel can perform diagnostics on the machines without the need for specialized OEM training or access to guarded, proprietary coding systems. “LiuGong doesn’t ‘overcomplicate’ its machines,” he said. “They give owners exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t want or would not use.” It simplifies operator training requirements and contributes to easier servicing.

Jewell Machinery is dedicated to serving the forestry and construction industries. In addition to being a LiuGong authorized dealer, Jewell is also an authorized Barko Hydraulics dealer. Jewell services, repairs and sells a variety of other brand-name equipment. Its facilities include a 19,000-square-foot store and new 22,000-square-foot shop with 13 service bays. Services of its 22 full-time employees include the capability to fabricate or modify equipment to specific customer requirements including the LiuGong machines, “If they need a wheel loader, for instance, with something other than a bucket, we can do that.”

ARTBA Announces: 59 New Transportation Project Professionals Earn ANSI-Accredited Safety Credential –Program Hits 360 “Safety Certified” Mark

Fifty-nine professionals from 21 companies or agencies representing 17 states have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential over the past four months, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation said today.

Since its launch in late 2016, 360 individuals from 83 companies representing 37 states and the District of Columbia have earned the prestigious credential, which is valid for three years.

The program was launched with the aim to significantly reduce—or ideally eliminate—the 700 motorist and worker fatalities, and nearly 50,000 injuries that occur annually in and around U.S. transportation project sites. It is targeted at significantly elevating safety awareness among the thousands of non-safety professionals in the industry—planners, designers, owners, field supervisors and inspectors—who are in decision-making roles from project conception through completion.

It was designed to bring thousands of more “eyes” to the task of identifying and mitigating potential hazards for workers and motorists commonly found in transportation work zones—skills identified through the certification.

In May 2018, the program earned the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 international standard.

The latest list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:

  • Joel Anderson, project manager, Lunda Construction Company, Hilbert, Wis.
  • Stephen Anderson, safety manager, Bancker Construction, Carle Place, N.Y.
  • Joshua Andrews, HSE professional, Allan Myers, Port Deposit, Md.
  • Edmundo Armendariz, international SH&E manager, HDR, Omaha, Neb.
  • Candido Bocanegra, construction project engineer, TXDOT, San Benito, Texas
  • Jared Browder, supervisor, TXDOT, Stephenville, Texas
  • Michael Carroll, project manager, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
  • William Clawson, safety specialist, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
  • Kenny Cuevas, safety officer, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
  • Trey Curtis, area manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Nicholas DeAlba, HSE professional, Allan Myers, Phoenixville, Pa.
  • Ricardo Diaz, health & safety manager, Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Riceville, Tenn.
  • John Dowdell, risk manager, The Walker Company, Mount Sterling, Ky.
  • Jason Dupree, director of maintenance, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
  • Aaron Dziuk, construction inspector, TXDOT, New Braunfels, Texas
  • John Ferguson, safety officer, TXDOT, Live Oak, Texas
  • Steven Fitter, safety coordinator, Crossland Construction Company Inc., Jenks, Okla.
  • Jesse Flake, general transportation tech III, TXDOT, Buffalo, Texas
  • Rene Garza, construction manager/senior resident engineer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
  • Jorge Garza, safety officer, TXDOT, San Antonio, Texas
  • Jared Groves, assistant area engineer, TXDOT, Munday, Texas
  • Fred Guiliano, safety officer, TXDOT, San Angelo, Texas
  • Melissa Hatton, engineering tech, TXDOT, Bryan, Texas
  • Joshua Hebert, construction inspector VI, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
  • Matthew Herbstritt, area engineer, TXDOT, Childress, Texas
  • William Herz, inspector II, AECOM, Birdsboro, Pa.
  • Michael Hines, safety officer, TXDOT, Abilene, Texas
  • Chris Houghton, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Eric Hulme, director of safety, AWP, Inc., North Canton, Ohio
  • Jack Hutchens, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Manassas, Va.
  • Raymond Jaenicke, general transportation tech III, TXDOT, Madisonville, Texas
  • Stephen Kasberg, area engineer, TXDOT, Gatesville, Texas
  • Evan Larkin, HSE technician, Allan Myers, King of Prussia, Pa.
  • Christopher LaRocca, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Kevin Lassiter, safety officer, TXDOT, San Angelo, Texas
  • Aaron Lease, HSE professional, Allan Myers, New Castle, Del.
  • Phillip LeBlanc, field engineer, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Boutte, La.
  • Johnny Limbaugh, director of design-build, Wright Construction Group, Inc., Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Brian Link, project manager, Michael Baker International, Hershey, Pa.
  • Michael Machacek, senior project manager, TXDOT, Austin, Texas
  • Timothy Mask, safety officer, TXDOT, Mesquite, Texas
  • Scotty Massingill, supervisor, TXDOT, Hamilton, Texas
  • Stacey Meeks, safety manager, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., Hernando, Fla.
  • Marcus Navetta, senior project manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Jeffrey Parisi, president, Parisi Construction Co., Inc., Verona, Wis.
  • Rodney Persall, transportation specialist, TXDOT, Mason, Texas
  • Magdalena Quintanilla, safety officer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
  • Jeffrey Raymond, superintendent, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
  • Michael Rebstock, project manager, Barriere Construction, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Michael Seal, superintendent, Barriere Construction Company, LLC, Franklinton, La.
  • Hector Siller, construction project engineer, TXDOT, Pharr, Texas
  • Josh Simonson, construction manager, Lunda Construction Co., Black River Falls, Wis.
  • Jesse Sisco, area engineer, TXDOT, Lufkin, Texas
  • Terry Smith, safety manager, Sundt, Wynne, Ariz.
  • Mark Smith, safety officer, TXDOT, Tyler, Texas
  • John Stawinsky, assistant project manager, Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC., St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Brandon Trenter, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Dagsboro, Del.
  • Rebecca Wells, traffic discipline manager, TXDOT, Atlanta, Texas
  • Phillip Yrjanson, safety coordinator, DLZ Industrial, LLC, Fort Wayne, Ind.

The SCTPP exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting ongoing evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations.

Additional information about the program can be found at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The SCTPP program is a signature initiative of the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985 to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment.

Dynapac North America Names New VP of Sales

Dynapac North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, has named Jamie Roush Vice President of Sales for North America. Effective July 1, Roush will lead the sales efforts for the complete Dynapac product portfolio across all sales channels throughout the region.

Jamie Rousch

Roush led Dynapac’s aftermarket efforts post-Fayat acquisition developing and implementing new policies and procedures creating a structured technical service training program, regionalizing customer service to provide a personal level of support to Dynapac partners, lead the project to establish the new parts distribution warehouse and launched the Dynapac’s 24-Hour Parts Guarantee.

“It’s an exciting time at Dynapac,” Roush said.  “I am looking forward to growing our business and being your partner on the road ahead.”

Roush earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Muskingum University in Ohio and attended Cleveland State University for graduate studies in mechanical engineering.

“Jamie’s leadership over the past few years has excelled Dynapac’s aftermarket support and laid the groundwork for a successful transition to his successor,” says Dynapac President Brian Bieller.  “His management style, strong technical www.dynapac.us, and business development skills will help our customers continue to grow their Dynapac business.”

For more information on Dynapac, visit www.dynapac.us.

Nominations are now open for AEM’s $50,000 celebratory grant program

In conjunction with its year-long 125thAnniversary celebration, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations who partner with AEM member companies and/or their distribution networks to cultivate the next generation of the equipment industry’s workforce.

“AEM is passionate about paving the way for future professionals and continuing to build momentum for our robust industry and we believe that this is a phenomenal way to do so,” said Julie Davis, director of workforce development at AEM. “Additionally, it also allows AEM to give back to some of those who have helped the industry grow into what it is today.”

An AEM Next Gen Grant Program Nominee is:

  • 501(c)(3) organization
  • Engaged in outreach towards a K-12 audience and engaged with an AEM member company, or has plans to engage with an AEM member company, as part of their outreach.
  • Have an existing relationship with an educational organization.
  • Engaged in outreach at the national, state, and/or local levels.

Nominations for grant recipients may be submitted by employees of AEM member companies, please click here for additional information.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) robust history began 125 years ago from a unique vantage point – its industry segments came together to create a fundamentally more powerful voice and advocate for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. As we give a nod to the past century of accomplishments, we asked our volunteer leadership to share what AEM has meant to them and their organizations. Check out AEM’s leadership stories, their look back and their look ahead to the next 125 years.