MANUFACTURERS - MARCH 2019

Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Services Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with customers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team.

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Steve Jugovic

Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Services Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with customers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team.

DEX Heavy Duty Parts LLC, a Volvo Group subsidiary and leading supplier of recycled, renovated and surplus heavy-duty truck parts, is opening a second facility in Oklahoma City. DEX, which also has a location in Advance, N.C., offers new life to trucks by offering parts to second- and third-generation truck owners. Volvo invested $5 million in the 153,000-sq.-ft. building, which is located on 25 acres near major highways and will have a payroll of 30.

“A second DEX Heavy Duty Parts facility enabl[es] us to reach even more distributors,” says Director of Operations Darin Redmon. “Extending the life of used parts through recycling and refurbishing is good for the environment and beneficial to our customers. We are the only OEM that continues to offer a complete lifecycle channel for its products, and it’s clear from customer response that there is growing market demand for these parts because of the product offering and environmental impacts.”

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Ramin Younessi

Caterpillar Inc. has outlined a handful of officer moves at its Deerfield, Ill., headquarters, effective this month. They include the appointment of Ramin Younessi to lead Construction Industries, responsible for the company’s Earthmoving, Excavation, Building Construction Products, and Global Construction & Infrastructure divisions. He transitions from the post of Energy & Transportation Group president and succeeds Tom Pellette, who becomes president of Caterpillar’s Solar Turbines subsidiary in San Diego.

Tulsa, Okla.-based Vacuworx, a specialist in vacuum lifting equipment for concrete products and slabs, has announced these appointments to its North American sales force: Jeff Baldwin, with more than 20 years of experience in extraction, construction, manufacturing and distribution, has been named regional sales manager, responsible for working with dealers and end users in construction or pipeline markets across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and North Texas; Kevin Harvey, with a 22-year tenure in the construction industry, has been named Northeast Construction Equipment sales manager, responsible for developing a dealer network and promoting new business opportunities in throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions; and, Bernie Lailey, a 30-plus year oil, gas and pipeline industries veteran, has been named business director of Canada.

“We’re building on past successes and looking ahead to new opportunities in sectors connected to pipe handling, heavy infrastructure and compact equipment,” says Vacuworx’s Randy Hayes, recently promoted to vice president of Business Development and Strategic Accounts. “What these team members bring to the table is greater capability in terms of our reach, education and support of those in search of a safer, better return on their investment.”

Hockenheim, Germany-based Ratec GmbH, a leading provider of magnetic formwork systems and custom solutions for precast concrete producers, will arrive at the bauma 2019 trade fair, April 8-14 in Munich, under a new motto, “Ratec goes 3D,” timed with a 25th anniversary observance. Visitors to the Ratec stand (Hall B1, Number 348) can see an overview of the entire product and service range, plus a large-scale sample of an entirely new type of modular formwork—adaptable to any target room geometry. Formwork specialists will spotlight the pioneering modular mold kit and pilot projects.

“In the 25th year of our existence we have been able to introduce to the modular construction market a new and tested solution: the Ratec modular mold kit with which, in the area of room modules, an efficient answer can be found for any conceivable requirement,” says Managing Director Jörg Reymann. “We are convinced that we can thus generate entirely new momentum for modular construction in the precast concrete industry.”

LabTesting specialist Intertek has opened a 70,000-sq.-ft. building and construction laboratory in Fridley, Minn., offering systemic assurance, testing, inspection and certification solutions, underpinned by innovative technology and new capabilities. The facility is located in the Northern Stacks, a new industrial distribution and office/warehouse business park.

Expanded lab space will enable Intertek staff to offer a robust set of services: full-scale indoor mock-up capabilities; air/water/structural testing; impact and pressure cycle testing; vertical façade/roof inspections; large- and small-scale environmental chamber testing; plus, thermal testing and computer simulations. The facility is accredited by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, International Accreditation Services, National Fenestration Rating Council, International Green Construction Code, Miami-Dade County, Texas Department of Insurance, and the Florida Building Commission.

“Our mission is to offer Total Quality Assurance solutions through innovative services, experienced subject matter experts and state-of-the-art technology and equipment,” says Intertek Senior Vice President Gavin Campbell.