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Kobelco USA Names Fendrick to Head Crane and Excavator Divisions

February 6, 2019 -  Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, Katy, Texas, has appointed Jack Fendrick as chief operating officer and vice president of its excavator and crane divisions.


Although new to his titles, Fendrick is familiar with the Kobleco brand.


He has held several positions at Kobelco USA since joining the company in 1996 and is experienced in both the excavator and crane businesses.

Most recently, Fendrick served as vice president of the Crane Division, where his team achieved success and growth of Kobelco cranes in North America.

In the role of COO, Fendrick will assume responsibility for the operations, marketing, and service organizations both for Kobelco excavators and cranes. He will direct the company’s finance and administrative functions and ensure operational excellence throughout.

Fendrick will also take over the role of vice president of the Excavator Division and lead the division’s day-to-day efforts to build an organization focused on supporting customers and their needs.

Jack has been the head of Kobelco Cranes North America for 16 years,” says Nate Suzuki, president and CEO of Kobelco USA. He brings valuable leadership to the executive team and is very knowledgeable and passionate about the industry. We are confident Jack will succeed in boosting the foundation of the North American excavator business.

Says Fendrick, “2019 will be a year of great opportunity for Kobelco USA. We are a strong company that is known as the excavator authority, and we have seasoned employees who are experts in t


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