US based rental company Maxim Crane Works has promoted Mike Bernardy to vice president of the crawler crane division.
In his new role he will be responsible for the overall management of Maxim’s 380 strong national crawler crane fleet. This includes several dedicated crawler crane branches as well as the repair, transportation, assembly, and disassembly of the crawler fleet across the country. He was previously national crawler crane fleet manager, a job he has held since joining the company as part of the Essex Rental acquisition in 2016.
Bernardy began his construction equipment career in 1998 with Textron/Omniquip which at the time owned Snorkel, Sky Trak and Lull telehandlers, as well as Bobcat. In 2001 he moved to Manitowoc Cranes where he held several sales and service roles and became director of sales, inventory and operations planning. He left the crawler crane manufacturer for Essex Crane Rental in 2008 when it appointed him as director of supply chain.
Chief executive Paul McDonnell said: “Our national crawler fleet is a key product line for us as we work towards our strategic goals. Mike brings an incredible background with the crawler product and understands the complexities tied to managing a crawler fleet of Maxim’s size. I’m thrilled to have an expert like Mike at the helm of this division.”
Bernardy added: “This is an incredible opportunity for me and I’m excited to get started. As we invest in our crawler and support fleet and enhance our logistics capabilities, I’m confident we’ll continue to enhance our position as one of the top crawler fleets in the industry.”