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New head for Palfinger UK

Palfinger UK has appointed Alan Johnson as director, following the retirement of Mark Rigby last month.

Johnson joined Palfinger UK - or T H White as it was then - in 2017 as development projects manager and was promoted to general manager the following year.
He loader crane carreer began in 1993 when he joined HMF UK as an area manager, he was promoted four years later to national sales, then marketing manager, and managing director. In 2004 after six years as MD he left HMF to sert up a new company- SJB CraneCo where he was a major shareholder and managing director. Five years later as the economic crisis took hold, he stood down as managing director and joined the loader crane trade association ALLMI where he was appointed technical director. He returned to HMF UK in 2016 as sales director, before joining T H White the following year.
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Alan Johnson

Johnson said: “Since joining the team in 2017 I’ve worked on a broad range of projects which have given me the chance to build a strong interface between departments and people, many of whom I knew already from my time in previous roles within the industry. Becoming the general manager of Palfinger UK in 2018 gave me additional exposure to the commercial elements of the business and importantly some great opportunities for increased involvement with customers and suppliers. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues, our customers and suppliers to ensure that we remain a reliable, innovative business and the first choice partner for customers across the UK.”

“We have grown a lot over the past couple of years, both organically and through acquisition. I feel it’s the right time now to recalibrate our own understanding of what we’re about as business and the strengths we can build upon. As for our plans from 2020 onwards? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see.”