Rick Alton Announced as President of CEP Division

Apr 13, 2017

Rick Alton Announced as President of CEP Division

Alton to arrive April 17, 2017 

NEW NA CEOWEST BEND, WI April 12, 2017 – Manitou Group today announced the appointment of Richard L. Alton, II, as president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, effective April 17, 2017.  Alton will report directly to Mr. Michel Denis, CEO of Manitou Group.

“I would like to thank Dan Miller for his years of dedication and committed service to Manitou Group.  We wish him well as he pursues the next chapter in his life,” said Michel Denis. “And we are very excited about being able to bring Rick into the organization at this time.  His experience and talent will be a definite benefit to manage the growth we anticipate from these changes.”

For nearly a decade at JLG, Alton had responsibilities for managing all facets of international markets which included sales, after sales support, global product launches, and overseeing strategic partnerships on a worldwide basis.  He was most recently with Contech Engineered Solutions.

“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to work with a world class organization,” Alton said. “And I am looking forward to expanding the product portfolio, innovations, and product quality to continuously improve the customer experience.  Manitou Group is poised to make some major gains in the market.”

Manitou Group is a world-leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of all-terrain material-handling equipment for construction, agricultural, mining and industrial applications.

The product range offerings include: telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts; skidsteers, track loaders, and articulated loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; and warehousing equipment and attachments.

Through its core brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang – together with its international network of over 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions while delivering the highest value for its customers.

Headquartered in Ancenis France, the group registered in 2016 a revenue of €1.33 billion through operations in 140 countries while employing over 3,300 people, all committed to satisfying customers.


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