US based Maxim Crane Works has hired Travis Wilt and Alex Clark to expand operations in the Pacific Northwest.
Travis Wilt joins Maxim as vice president for the Pacific Northwest division, while Alex Clark has been appointed vice president of operations for the region. They will work with Greg Bellcoff, vice president of sales and regional president Mark Swaney to integrate the existing Coast Crane and Maxim divisions in the region and expand the fully operated and maintained crane fleet and related services.
Both Wilt and Clark join Maxim following the closure Axis Crane, the Portland, Oregon based crane rental company that they jointly founded in 2002, with the purchase of three cranes from Continental Crane & Rigging where Wilt had been a vice president since 1991 and Clark a branch manager since 1999.
Chief operating officer Frank Bardonaro said: “We are honoured to have such an experienced team of industry experts join the Maxim Family of companies. In addition to Travis and Alex, Maxim has added a Hubbard, Oregon and downtown Portland facility to our ‘Perfect Partner’ network of full service branch operations. These new sites, along with existing branch locations in Pasco and Rochester, Washington, and an additional Portland site will provide our customers in the region with the most comprehensive network of people and facilities in the industry.”
Chief executive Bryan Carlisle added: “We are extremely pleased with the progress we have seen since the addition of the Coast/Essex team to our Pacific North West operations over the past few years. Travis and Alex will lead our expansion into the operated and maintained services sector for this region while also ensuring that Maxim is able to support our customers with every type of lifting related service needed. We have 20 new cranes on order to complement the 150 already working in the region. The regional cranes are supported by a combined fleet of nearly 200 tractors and trailers as well as over 100 full time operating engineers, mechanics and support team members. This is an exciting time for our team and another investment in people, fleet, safety and footprint to ensure that we are able to meet the demands of our expanding customer base.”
Travis Wilt said: “This is a great opportunity to provide our customers with industry leading equipment, safety and service. We are looking forward to joining the existing Maxim team and bringing the addition of fully operated and maintained services to the region.” While Clark added: “We know the Maxim team very well. We are confident and excited that we will be able to leverage our operational experience and the entire Maxim fleet and footprint to ensure that we are the ‘Perfect Partner’ for all of our customer and employee needs.”