The Dubai based online crane rental platform Mycrane has added three new members to its US sales team. The new recruits include Jason Travis, Robert Baty and Andres Cuevas.
Jason Travis has been appointed as vice president southwest division. He started out in 2005 as sales & operations manager at Travis Marine, leaving after seven years to work for Herc Rentals as an industrial sales rep in Texas. After six years in the job, he moved to Equipment Depot in Houston as a district sales manager and then last year joined the newly formed spin off from Briggs Equipment - SitePro Rentals - in a sales and rental role, leaving in March after eight months with the company.
Robert Baty, a certified lift planner, takes on responsibility for the southeast as regional vice president, he joins the company following a brief period as branch manager for Iconic Crane & Rigging in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He started his crane and rigging career in early 1996 with United Crane and Rigging of Houston, becoming vice president of operations. In 2011 he had a short spell with Amquip and then DAL Industries/Dalrymple Rigging & Transport/A-1 Heavi-Lift moving to B & B Crane/steel erectors in Chattanooga later that year. In 2020 he had a year with Tomahawk Crane and Rigging as chief operating officer, before joining Sparks Energy, leaving for Gilley Crane Rigging & Moving last year, and then on to Iconic at the start of this year. Alongside his crane career Baty has been active as a structural and wildland firefighter and worked with several charities, including Pink Heals cancer support and Forgotten Child Fund.
Finally, Andres Cuevas has been appointed national account executive, acting as the coordinator between client and crane supplier. He also joins the company from SitePro Rentals where he was account manager until April this year. Prior to that he spent almost six years with Equipment Depot as a sales account manager, leaving last year for SitePro Rentals.
Mycrane announced that it had opened in the USA last year, with the appointment of Scott Wilkes as director of business development, based in Houston. It now says that it plans to open a new facility in Pearland, south Huston in the coming weeks.
Chief executive Andrei Geikalo said: “Our growth plans include a particular focus on the key markets of the USA, South Asia and Saudi Arabia. Mycrane will be active in all of those territories, with its own operations, in a matter of weeks. It was therefore logical to boost our operations in the USA, where we see activity driven by investment in sectors such as the construction, renovation and expansion of manufacturing plants, as well as renewable energy and carbon capture and storage.”
Geikalo, a former manager with Mammoet Russia, founded Mycrane in August 2021 from a base in Dubai, and has since appointed a number of individuals and agents - mostly former Mammoet employees - to support his efforts. It began operations in Russia before moving into Qatar, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the UAE.