ML Crane Group has appointed Caroline Asimakopoulos as president. She joined the company in 2018 as chief financial officer and vice president of operations and now replaces Scott Wilson, who is leaving the company.
Asimakopoulos began her career in 2004 as assistant controller for Cummins Rocky Mountain, she was promoted to controller the following year, and vice president of accounting in 2008. Four years later she made chief financial officer a job she held for four years before moving to Go-Right plastics in a similar role, a year later she moved to Lignetics for a year, before joining ML. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Colorado.
David Matz, president of ML Holdings said: “When building a leadership team, we’re thinking not only about tomorrow but also about 10 years down the road. We are fortunate to have a leader like Caroline for our next chapter as we grow our geographic coverage, service offering, and end-market expertise.”
The company also said: “ML Crane Group would like to recognise the group’s former president, Scott Wilson, for his many years of contribution and passion to grow the group. Under Wilson’s leadership, the ML Crane group grew from a two branch local company to one of the country’s top 20 crane rental providers. Wilson’s accomplishments will be a positive legacy for the company. We wish him the utmost success and prosperity during the next chapter in his life.”
Natalie Hoffman has been promoted to vice president of finance, taking over much of Asimakopoulos’ financial duties. She has been controller since 2018, having joined the business from Sterling Crane where she was also controller.
Finally, John Rowe has been appointed chief commercial officer, he has been senior vice president of sales and business development for the past year, having joined the company from Mammoet, where he was director of sales and marketing. He was with Mammoet for more than five years having started as an account manager in Atlanta and progressed to sales manager in Louisiana and project sales director in Texas. He began his crane career in 2006 as a heavy haulage technician with Burkhalter in Columbus, Mississippi, becoming transport coordinator in 2011 and project development director in 2013 leaving for Mammoet in 2015.