|By Marketwired .||
|December 10, 2013 01:20 PM EST||
PEACHTREE CITY, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/10/13 -- Mike Rhoda, a construction and industrial equipment executive with extensive international experience in marketing, operations, product development and sales, has been named chief executive officer of Sany America Inc. He replaces Tim Frank, who resigned as chairman in October.
As CEO, Rhoda has overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
"Mike Rhoda has more than two decades of directly relevant experience in the off-highway equipment sector, including work in Asia and emerging markets," said Liang Wengen, chairman of the board of Sany Group, based in Beijing, China. "Mike's strategic expertise and record of accomplishment will serve Sany well as we continue to grow our presence and further establish our brand as a market leader in North and Central America."
"I am honored that the Board has selected me to lead Sany America and the dedicated and talented group of employees who work here," Rhoda said. "We will build on the company's recent successes, which include a significant expansion of our dealer network, as well as growing sales and profit in this important market. Sany is the fifth-largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world, and has a great reputation in China for product support and service. We intend to work hard to ensure that every Sany customer here can count on excellent support as well."
Prior to being named CEO, Rhoda was chief technology officer with Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment. He also served at Volvo Construction Equipment as vice president of product development, and then president and CEO of the excavator business line. Rhoda previously served in various senior management positions at Ingersoll Rand.
Rhoda holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
About Sany and Sany America
Sany is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of hoisting equipment (crawler, truck, rough-terrain and all-terrain cranes), concrete machines (concrete pumps, placing booms, mixer trucks and batching plants), road machinery (motor graders, rollers, pavers and asphalt batching plants), port equipment (container reach stackers, empty-container handlers, heavy forklifts and gantry cranes), excavators, mining equipment (rigid haul trucks, road headers, mining vehicles, longwall systems and continuous miners), pile-driving machinery and wind turbines. Sany America Inc. sells, distributes and supports crawler cranes from 110 to 550 U.S. tons, rough-terrain cranes from 40 to 85 tons, hydraulic excavators from 7.5 to 33.5 tons, port reach stackers with maximum lift of 99,200 pounds, and empty-container handlers with maximum load of 19,850 pounds. Sany America has an operations, assembly and research and development center in Peachtree City, Georgia. For more information, visit www.sanyamerica.com.
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