Manitou North America has appointed Ilmars Nartish as vice president sales and marketing.
Nartish has been managing director of Manitou Nordics since June 2012. He joined the company in 2007 as a regional sales manager for Northern Europe, from Manitou dealer Intrac Latvia. In his new role he will be responsible for expanding the North America business, overseeing sales, marketing, after sales and service teams in the region.
Executive vice president of global sales and marketing Laurent Bonnaure said: “We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with the Manitou group, his knowledge of our products and services will bring new opportunities to our North American dealer network and rental customers. Ilmars has a great team in place, and his strong leadership and industry expertise will help Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou become market leaders in North America.”
Nartish added: “I am very excited to be joining and leading the Manitou North America’s team. The opportunity to expand our product and service offering in the North American market is substantial. We will be strongly focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience and product support to all of our Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brand customers.”