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LiuGong North America reorganizes executive ranks

By |  January 5, 2022

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LiuGong North America reorganized its top-level executive structure.

The reorganization comes as the company continues its efforts to grow both its dealer network and customer base.

“These organizational enhancements were made to ensure our LiuGong North America team is best positioned to support our dealers and customers going into 2022,” says Andrew Ryan, president of LiuGong North America. “These individuals have earned their new positions and are tasked with helping us continue to grow in various markets after a great 2021.”

Vice presidents

LiuGong promoted Chris Saucedo to senior vice president of strategy and customer solutions. In the role, Saucedo leads go-to-market strategy and focus on products, promotions and product support in the quarry and aggregate, forestry, rental, industrial and agricultural segments.

Michel Marchand assumes the role of vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada. Marchand is responsible for all construction equipment and associated work tools and parts sales, as well as offering leadership for new dealer recruitment efforts.

In addition, the company added Jin Gang as vice president of finance and supply chain. Gang will lead finance, accounting, sales and operational planning, parts operations and human resources teams while focusing on process improvement and automation.

Directors

Additionally, LiuGong promoted Jared Ward to the newly created position of director for material handling sales. Ward is responsible for all material handling equipment and associated parts sales in the company’s markets, including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

Steve Smith continues in his role as director of sales for Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and he is responsible for all construction equipment and associated work tool and parts sales in these markets.

Gang, Saucedo, Marchand, Ward and Smith now report directly to Ryan.

LiuGong also created two new director roles as part of Saucedo’s team.

Sam Ternes was named director of LiuGong’s customer operational readiness and enrichment team. In this role, Ternes leads the field-based team focused on growing the dealer network. He is responsible for developing and executing programs and initiatives to aid dealers and enhance customer experience.

Additionally, LiuGong named Jim Westlake director of technical solutions. Westlake will collaborate with the company’s global engineering teams and work to transform the technical support process to assist dealers, solve technical issues and provide product improvements, LiuGong says.

Carly Bemer

About the Author:

Carly Bemer (McFadden) is the associate editor at Pit & Quarry. She can be reached at 216-363-7930 or cbemer@northcoastmedia.net.

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