Euro Auctions has appointed Scott McCall as a cranes and access specialist within its sales team, looking after northern UK as well as seeking opportunities internationally.
McCall joins the company from Snorkel, where for the past two and a half years he has been as business development manager and ‘net zero specialist’.
He began his powered access career in 1997 when he joined the marketing department of Nationwide Platforms, becoming marketing manager. In 2006 he moved to Gardner Denver as national sales manager for the UK, when it still built vehicle mounted lifts. In 2008 he left for Altec where he helped lead its sales efforts in Russia, CIS and Baltic States. He later set up off road lifting equipment distribution consultant Utility Equipment Sales, offering Elliot boom trucks alongside Oil&Steel platforms in the same region. In 2012 he joined a new Oil&Steel distributor in the UK, HSG Systems, before moving to online auction house Iron Planet as major accounts manager for cranes a few months later. Then in 2016 he resumed his work with Utility Equipment adding the component sales operation UE Components joining Snorkel in 2021.
Speaking of the move McCall said: “I like the family ethos of Euro Auctions and the fact that everyone is self-motivated hard working and is given the right environment and financial support in which to achieve and thrive. In the used equipment market, I think Euro Auctions is the most exciting business on the planet right now and I see phenomenal opportunities and chances for expansion.”
“The market is also set to change as the latest EN280 demands 10 year ‘strip down’ overhauls as well as the usual six month Loler inspections. There is a sense of naivety in the market with those not directly involved in the lifting business. There is a lot of education needed and in my new role with Euro Auctions I will be telling the market to be vigilant, as operators are hanging onto access equipment for far too long and the disposal routes for old machines are changing. There are too many accidents with aged manlifts, and the Health & Safety Executive will be more vigilant and more litigious as accidents are increasing.”