Experienced agricultural sector expert Mark Ormond takes the helm at Manitou UK Ltd
THE Manitou Group, a global market leader in rough-terrain materials-handling equipment, have announced the appointment of Mark Ormond as managing director of Manitou UK Ltd.
Mr Ormond brings significant experience in the management of capital equipment suppliers in the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI), specifically within the agricultural sector.
Most recently he was managing director of the UK subsidiary of SAME Deutz-Fahr, who sell and support SAME tractors and Deutz-Fahr tractors and combine harvesters throughout the UK and ROI.
He has previously managed UK subsidiaries of other leading European manufacturers and has spent time in the dealer side of the industry. He is the current President (2017–2018) of the Agricultural Engineers Association.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Ormond said: ‘I am delighted to join Manitou and look forward to working with the team, and with our dealer network, to continue the great success of the brand in the UK and Irish market.
‘My background is agriculture but I look forward to learning about the construction and industrial sectors, and to seeing how I can add value to this highly successful company.’
The Manitou Group’s product ranges include: all-terrain fixed, rotating and heavy-duty telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted fork-lifts; wheeled or tracked skid-steer loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; warehousing equipment; and attachments.