New sales director for LGH

LGH has appointed Russell Boswell-Munday as European sales director.

Based in Birmingham, UK, he will be responsible for managing all aspects of LGH’s sales division across the whole of Europe, covering existing clients, while looking to expand the company’s geographic coverage.
He joins the company following a couple of years as major account director at Andrews Sykes Group, the UK based pump, heating and cooling equipment rental business. He began his rental industry career with the Wernick Group, which claims to be the largest independent rental supplier and manufacturer of modular and portable buildings, where he was head of sales for its Power Solutions division.
Russell Boswell-Munday

Speaking of his new job at LGH Boswell-Munday said: “I have long admired LGH, so I am excited to be joining at what is a time of real growth for the business. After my first meeting with chief executive Andy Mault, I quickly realised that our thoughts and ambitions were aligned. I am now looking forward to building on the Group’s strong reputation and adding commercial value by driving sales and our market share right across Europe.”

Chief executive Andy Mault added: “Russell brings with him a wealth of experience, so we are delighted that he has joined us. I am confident that he will make a real difference and will play a crucial part in driving our sales strategy and its implementation to the next level.”

At the same time the group - which includes both LGH and Rotrex winches - has promoted Don Wilkinson to sales director for Rotrex, and Phil Smith to group operations director. All three will join the board of directors alongside Andy Mault, and support services director Rob Halliwell.

Mault said: “It has also been fantastic to welcome Don and Phil to the board alongside Russell and, of course, Rob. Over the past few years, they have both proved themselves to be an asset and their promotions are richly deserved. I know that this motivated and talented senior leadership team will help me lead the group to even greater success.”

LGH sells and rents a wide range of lifting and rigging equipment, while Rotrex sells, rents and services winches. LGH was established by Bill Parkinson in 1970 after he was fired from his previous job. The company opened in the USA in 1990 and closed its operations in the UK in 2005 to focus on its expansion in North America. In 2016 it returning to the UK and today operates from five locations in the country, along with one in the Netherlands, one in Belgium and two in Germany, plus around 20 branches in North America. The company is still owned and managed by the Parkinson family.