The Utility Source January 2018 - Page 6

TUS INDUSTRY NEWS Takeuchi-US Appoints Rick MacLeish to National Parts Manager Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has announced the appointment of Rick MacLeish as national parts man- ager, effective immediately. As national parts manager, MacLeish’s primary role is to support the company sales efforts by establishing and maintaining business part- nerships with dealers and distributors to provide parts support for Takeuchi products. Support includes managing purchasing, inventory, parts call center, order processing and parts ecommerce. Other responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, developing parts sales programs and maintaining inventory controls.   With an extensive automotive background, MacLeish brings nearly 30 years of experience in wholesale, distribution and customer service to the position. In his previous role at Lotus Cars USA he served as the director of service and parts operations, a position he held since 2006. Additionally, MacLeish has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University and undergrad- uate degrees in both Business Manage- ment and Paralegal Studies. “I was fortunate enough to find Takeuchi in need of a national parts manager, a position closely related to my previous roles,” said MacLeish. • Terex Utilities and Partners Expand Comprehensive Network Terex Utilities, along with distributors and rental partners Commercial Truck Equipment, JA Kiley Company, NESCO, Ring Power, Scott Powerline, Utility One Source (UOS) and Wajax continue to cre- ate the most comprehensive sales, rental and service offerings across North Amer- ica for electric utility customers. “Our combined investments have created an expansive network with a footprint of 20 factories and final-stage manufacturing locations, 60 service centers and 240 mobile hydraulic technicians – all work- ing together to support our customers with shorter lead times on new equip- ment, outstanding rental availability, and the right parts and service support when and where they need it. We are commit- ted and engaged with our partners to listen, understand and quickly provide innovative solutions for electric utility customers,” said Clint Weber, General Manager of Terex Utilities. Weber continued to comment: “This comprehensive network is focused on our customers, and we realize every cus- tomer has unique needs. We carefully evaluated the electric utility contractor segment and are pleased to announce an expanded relationship with UOS that complements our existing comprehen- sive distributor and rental network.” In addition to their current rental fleet, UOS will now sell directly to much of the US electric utility contractor market. • 4 TUS • January ‘18