Komatsu America appoints VP, GM for mining division

By |  August 29, 2016
Dan Funcannon

Dan Funcannon

Komatsu America Corp. appointed Dan Funcannon as vice president and general manager for its mining division. Funcannon replaces Erik Wilde, who accepted a position with another company. In this role, Funcannon will be responsible for the sales and support of Komatsu mining products in North America, as well as the company’s 200-ton and larger mining trucks globally.

Funcannon joined Komatsu in 1994 as a design engineer and has held various roles of increasing responsibility within the company. Most recently, he served as director of engineering, where he was responsible for all engineering activities for large mining trucks.

Funcannon also oversaw product research and development projects, including new AC drive haul trucks, autonomous technology adoption into large mining trucks, and various other innovations to improve the safety, quality, reliability and productivity of mining trucks.

Funcannon is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress Executive Council and the Bradley University Executive Advisory Committee for the dean of engineering.

“I’m looking forward to showing our customers how a trusted partner like Komatsu can add value with services and solutions that help their operations succeed,” Funcannon says. “Komatsu will press forward with leading technologies like autonomous trucks and innovative mine optimization tools that can help our customers be more efficient now and prepare them for the future.”

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, including construction, mining and compact construction equipment. The company also serves the forklift and forestry markets.

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