Link- Belt Cranes has confirmed the retirement of its government and international sales manager Roy Burger after 40 years with the company.
Burger was appointed as international sales manager in 2008 and has managed Link-Belt government sales since 2014. He joined the company 1982, to take up a role within the telescopic crane manufacturing management team. He then moved to employee relations manager, followed by telescopic crane product manager, before becoming district sales manager for the South eastern United States until taking up his most recent responsibilities.
Bill Stramer, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support said: “For the past 15 years, Roy has been the face of Link-Belt’s international business and a worthy ambassador of the Link-Belt brand in the international arena. Roy formed long-lasting relationships across the globe. We very much appreciate all of his years of dedicated service and wish him the very best in his retirement.”
Following Burger’s retirement, Pat Collins, director of product marketing, has taken over the management of Link-Belt’s international sales business in addition to his current responsibilities.
Kelly Fiechter has been named product manager for Rough Terrain cranes and will also take on the responsibility of government sales.
And finally, Brian Elkins moves to product manager of lattice and telescopic crawler cranes having returned to the company as product manager in mid 2021, after a three year break with Triad Equipment. He originally joined Link-Belt as a corporate cost accountant in 2011, moving to Triad in 2018.