Management changes at Link-Belt

Link-Belt Cranes has announced three new appointments in engineering, manufacturing and international sales.

Richard Shultz, currently head of engineering, has been appointed as vice president, manufacturing. He began his career at Link-Belt in 1990 as an associate design engineer. In 2016 he was promoted to director of quality and became vice president of engineering two years later.
Richard Shultz

Shultz’s position as head of engineering has been taken by Gene Martin who has been promoted to vice president, engineering. Martin joined Link-Belt in 1998 as an associate design engineer. In 2014, he was appointed as engineering manager, guiding new designs for Rough Terrain and telescopic crawler cranes.
Gene Martin

Finally, Jaime Hernández has been recruited as international district manager for South America. He joins the company from Argo Tractors where he has been commercial manager for South America for the past seven and a half years. He began his career in 1995 as operations manager with Marubeni covering Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. In 2001 he was appointed as marketing representative for Komatsu covering South and central America. A year later he moved to M.D Moody & Sons looking after parts and service operations across South America, with responsibility for company owned service centres as well as the Miami office.
Jaime Hernández

Five years later he moved to truck manufacturer Navistar as parts sales manager. In 2011 he was left to take up the job of regional manager, South America for engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, leaving after three years for Argo Tractor.


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