Genie has appointed Craig Kittle as director of technical service for Australia, Asia Pacific and China.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Kittle will be responsible for coordinating and managing Genie’s technical service, used equipment and product support operations for Australia, Asia Pacific and China. He will also lead and be accountable for collaboration between the company’s technical service, used equipment and product support teams, as well as other business functions including engineering, sales and marketing, and operations.
Kittle has been promoted from his role of director of operations that he has held since 2018, and prior to that he was director of health, safety and environmental, quality and operational excellence.
He began his career in 1998 as a design engineer for building products company Stratco Australia before moving to designer and manufacturing company EGR later that year. 11 years later he made the move to Genie as manufacturing and engineering manager, and was promoted to director of Terex Business Systems and manufacturing systems in 2015, before taking up the health, safety and environmental job in 2017.
Vice president of parts and service Matt Treadwell said: “Craig has jumped right into the role and is adding tremendous value in the region for Genie. Initially, his focus has been to develop and build customer focused strategies, as well as to implement processes, systems and tools that enable Genie to deliver excellent service to our customers. Craig’s ongoing efforts will continue to endorse Genie as a strong technical services leader in the region.”