Pictured above, from left to right: Todd Miorin, Jeffrey Weido and Don Vollmar.
Ancenis, France-based Manitou Group, a manufacturer of rough terrain material handling equipment, has announced the appointment of three new members to its North American leadership team.
Don Vollmar has joined as vice president of engineering, Todd Miorin as senior director—program management and Jeffrey Weido as senior director—product management and marketing.
“These new leadership roles are essential to achieving the priorities laid out in Manitou Group’s five-year strategic plan,” says Rick Alton, president of the compact equipment products (CEP) division for Manitou Group. “Over the next five years we are making significant investments in improving our value proposition for our customers. We are expanding our product and service offerings, strengthening our teams and driving quality and performance through innovation, digitalization and transformation.”
Manitou says the new team members bring a wealth of experience and talent to the company’s team in North America.
Vollmar, as vice president of engineering, will drive new solutions and product improvements for the market. His previous experience in product development will be an undeniable asset for Manitou Group, says the company. Vollmar most recently worked at CNH Industrial and has held positions at John Deere, Peterbilt and Kohler. Additionally, he spent several years serving the country, having graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and achieving the rank of captain.
Miorin, senior director of program management, joins Manitou Group with a focus on implementing strategic programs within the compact equipment division. He brings more than 20 years of industry knowledge to his role and has extensive experience in developing and executing complex projects related to acquisition integration, strategic alliances and product development processes. Miorin was most recently working at Contech Engineered Solutions as the director of product innovation and also has experience with JLG Industries Inc. where he was the senior director of the Caterpillar Alliance Group.
Weido, senior director of product management and marketing, will lead the product management, marketing and training teams at Manitou North America, West Bend, Wisconsin. In his role, Weido will steer the product-to-market team, focusing on delivering tools and supporting customers through training and marketing. His most recent accomplishment was the launch of i2A, a product/marketing consulting cooperative where he served as president and co-founder, partnering with companies such as Terex/Genie, JLG and Generac. Prior to i2A, Weido served as the director of marketing for Genie/Terex.
“With the addition of these three positions, Manitou Group furthers its commitment to deliver value, innovation and high-quality products and support that match our customer’s needs,” says Mark Hanson, regional vice president for Manitou Group and CEO of Manitou North America. “Manitou is investing in our team and working hard to deliver reliable performance, a strong return on investment and an exceptional customer experience.”