New recruit for Stafford Crane

Stafford Crane Group has appointed Mike Posener to the newly created position of marketing and business development director.

In his new role, which he officially starts in June, he will be responsible for building the Stafford Tower Crane brand worldwide, and most critically perhaps, for rebranding of Portuguese based tower crane manufacturer Soima which Stafford acquired in 2021 and which is now preparing to launch an all new range of luffing jib cranes from 16 to 42 tonnes.
Mike Posener

Posener joins the company after 19 years with KHL publication International Cranes where he was responsible for Advertising sales in a number of European countries, including Germany and the UK. He began his crane publication career at Cranes Today magazine followed by a short spell with Vertikal, before moving on to KHL.

Phoenix, Arizona based Stafford Crane was established in 1996 when Derek Stafford set up his business with a single tower crane in Dublin, Ireland. In 2004 his brother Patrick set up the American operation in Arizona. Today the company sells and rents a wide range of cranes, including mobile towers, overhead cranes and construction hoists, while also offering a range of associated services. It operates across 10 states, with headquarters in Phoenix, and depots in San Diego in California, Denver in Colorado, Salt Lake City in Utah Oklahoma City, and in Texas Austin and Houston. It has also expanded internationally with Stafford Gruas Torre de Mexico in Tijuana.

The group remains a family owned and operated business through Derek’s company Tower Crane Technical Solutions in San Diego, and brother Jack Stafford’s company Stafford Crane and Hoist Rigging in Colorado. Patrick is based at the Phoenix headquarters, along with his son, also a Patrick.


I hope he has a farming back ground.

May 30, 2024