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Maxim Promotes Bernardy to VP of Crawler Crane Division

July 11, 2022 Maxim Crane Works L.P., one of the world’s largest crane rental and comprehensive lift solution providers, has promoted Michael Bernardy to vice president of its crawler crane division.

Mike is now responsible for the overall management of Maxim’s more than 380 crawler assets from coast to coast. That includes oversight of multiple crawler-specific branches, as well as the repair, transportation, assembly, and disassembly of the crawler fleet across the country.

“Our national crawler fleet is a key product line for us as we work towards our strategic goals,” said Paul McDonnell, chief executive officer at Maxim Crane Works. “Mike brings an incredible background with the crawler product and understands the complexities tied to managing a crawler fleet of Maxim’s size. I’m thrilled to have an expert like Mike at the helm of this division.”

Bernardy brings more than 20 years of experience in the crane and construction industry and has expert knowledge of crawler cranes, rigging, and lift planning.

He joined Maxim in 2016 as part of the Essex Rental Corp. acquisition and most recently was Maxim’s national fleet manager for crawler cranes.

Before joining Essex, Bernardy worked for Manitowoc Cranes, where he held multiple management roles in service operations, accounting, sales, and marketing.

Before joining Manitowoc, Bernardy worked for Textron (OmniQuip), a worldwide manufacturer of skid-steer loaders, mini-excavators, and other construction equipment, where he was the marketing and sales manager, and then director.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me, and I’m excited to get started,” said Bernardy. “As we invest in our crawler and support fleet and enhance our logistics capabilities, I’m confident we’ll continue to enhance our position as one of the top crawler fleets in the industry.”


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