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MANUFACTURERS - AUGUST 2018

Command Alkon has named Craig Tate as chief revenue officer, charged with driving deeper integration and alignment across sales and services teams, while “ensuring current and prospective customers realize maximum business value from their investments in Command Alkon solutions.”

“We are experiencing significant growth and I am confident Craig will continue the momentum that we’ve established and help steward it to the next level,” says CEO Phil Ramsey. “[He] brings over 35 years of proven success in enterprise software. His expertise and respected leadership will be a wonderful addition to the executive team at Command Alkon and our customers alike.”

Tate arrives at the leader in heavy building materials-geared information technology from ConstructConnect (formerly iSqFt), where as chief revenue officer he was responsible for all customer-facing functions, including sales, marketing and service. Prior to that, he served as a senior vice president at Salesforce.com and nearly two decades in various sales leadership positions at Oracle.

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Wilson Jones

Oshkosh Corp. chief executive Wilson Jones has received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. A leading job and recruiting site, Glassdoor released its annual report highlighting top North American and European business leaders. Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Jones received an approval rating of 93 percent based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Oshkosh team members shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

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Peter Voorhoeve

Peter Voorhoeve, currently Volvo Group Australia president and chief executive officer, has been named president of Volvo Trucks North America, effective September. He succeeds Göran Nyberg, who left the company in April. Prior to his 2013 Australia appointment, he held senior Volvo Group management positions in the areas of aftermarket support, supply chain management and parts logistics over nearly 20 years.

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Scott Hull
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Michael Butti

Caterpillar Inc. has appointed Ogi Redzic as vice president, Digital Enabled Solutions Division, spanning the manufacturer’s data analytics group, enterprise data hub, equipment management tools, Cat Connect technologies and customer experience portals. Redzic brings 20-plus years’ experience in delivering such solutions as connected vehicles and autonomous technologies, most recently in the automotive industry. He previously served as senior vice president of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services at Renault Nissan Alliance, Paris.

Max USA Corp., Mineola, N.Y.-based concrete reinforcing tool specialist, has named Scott Hull as East Midwest regional sales executive. He brings nearly 20 years’ sales and territory management experience in the automotive and power tool industries, including positions with aftermarket retailers Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone. Prior to the automotive industry, Hull worked in the power tool business with the Pentair Tool Group and Freud America.

Max USA has also appointed Michael Butti as Mid-Southeastern regional sales executive. Based in Atlanta, he arrives with 20-plus years in the tool, fastener and construction businesses. He has worked with manufacturers to identify project opportunities and called on a variety of contractors, subcontractors and construction supply houses to sell tools and fasteners for commercial construction projects. He is a Powers Fasteners Anchoring School and Chrysler School of Quality Improvement graduate and Certified Powder Actuated Tool instructor.

Precast concrete production equipment and accessory manufacturer ALP Supply has rejoined AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner to lend producer members its expertise and technical support. ALP Supply has a wide range of offerings through various operating groups and subsidiaries, bringing valued, innovative and cost-effective products to manufactured concrete. As A.L. Patterson, it was one of the original AltusGroup Innovation Partners and embraced the organization’s signature technology, CarbonCast Insulated Wall Panels, for its Pennsylvania headquarters office.

The firm will partner with AltusGroup precasters on the development and refinement of proprietary anchorage and bracketing systems for Arcis precast/prestressed panels, which are geared to rainscreen, façade enclosure and decking markets. Utilizing non-corrosive stainless steel cable in a novel manufacturing process, Arcis technology delivers a versatile, lightweight panel—as low as 9 lbs./sq. ft.—exhibiting the strength and aesthetic qualities of conventional precast concrete. The panels are competitive with metal cladding, terra cotta and natural stone, and offer exceptional strength, crack control and durability at thicknesses not available with alternative cement-based products.