US based crane and aerial lift manufacturing group Manitex, has appointed Michael Coffey as chief executive, he joins the company this week from consultants Resurgence Advisory, where he has been chief executive for the past 12 months.
Coffey started out in the mid 1990s with rental company Ameco (American Equipment Co) the equipment division of international contractor and engineering services group Fluor, (the American arm of Ameco was acquired by One Equity Partners last year). In 2003 he moved to building materials and contracting company Oldcastle where he was general manager of fleet operations. After five years in the role, he left for H-E Parts, becoming chief operating officer in 2009 and chief executive in 2019. The business was acquired by Hitachi in 2016.
Coffey said: "I am looking forward to working with the team at Manitex to support our commercial objectives to achieve higher levels of financial performance. The industrial equipment landscape has continued to evolve and a focus on production, costs, and operating efficiencies is critical to taking advantage of the market opportunities we see in front of us."