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Crane Hot Line

Manitex Adds Two Regional Business Managers

Sam Welch

June 6, 2018 - Manitex International Inc., a leading international provider of truck and knuckleboom cranes, has added two new regional business managers in its Articulating Crane Division.  

The additions expand coverage from coast to coast across the United States and Canada.

Effective immediately, Sam Welch is regional business manager for articulating cranes in the western United States, and Chris Ruiz is regional business manager for articulating cranes in the South-Central United States. 

Welch has been in the crane industry since 2014, notably with Bigge Crane & Rigging, and Peak Crane & Equipment. 

Ruiz was most recently a regional sales manager for Hiab, a manufacturer of articulating cranes. He brings a wealth of product knowledge to Manitex.

Chris Ruiz

Sam Rooke, product manager for Manitex, commented, “We are pleased with the addition of Sam and Chris to the Manitex sales team. They bring industry expertise, market knowledge, and attention to customer service. Manitex is now well positioned with a strong team to drive growth in sales and distribution of Manitex articulating crane products.” 


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