Putzmeister America Announces Personnel Changes
Putzmeister America, Inc., Sturtevant, Wis., has promoted longtime employee Alan Woods to training manager, responsible for coordinating, conducting and writing curriculum for the company’s training schools both in-house and in the field, as well as continued field service customer support.
With 30 years of industry experience, Woods has been a Putzmeister employee for more than 17 years. He previously served as technical services manager, responsible for customer support, both on-site at Putzmeister and in the field. Woods will continue supporting customers, but will also be placing an emphasis on updating the curriculum for the training schools to ensure the education programs align with the products Putzmeister offers. Under Woods’s leadership, Putzmeister is expanding its training to cover additional product lines, including the Thom-Katt Service School for 2016.
Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Carlos Moreno as operations manager at its new Houston Sales and Service facility. As operations manager, he will oversee the staff responsible for mounting and servicing concrete transit mixers and providing service on mixers and pumps.
Moreno comes to Putzmeister from Surefire Industries, a manufacturer of frac trucks and associated equipment. Prior to Surefire, he spent 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility at International Truck and its subsidiary, Continental Mixers.
The company also has hired Clint Nichols as southeast regional sales manager for its pipe technology and parts divisions, responsible for assisting existing and new customers in that region with pipe, parts and accessory jobsite solutions.
Most recently serving for 10 years as the vice president of operations for a large concrete pumping company in the southeast, Nichols brings real-world experience to his new position. Nichols will work out of Birmingham, Ala.
Also, Putzmeister has added Dale Bone Jr. as the morthwest and Texas regional sales manager for the company’s large line equipment. He will be responsible for sales and servicing of Putzmeister’s boom pump, Telebelt, placing boom and BSA Trailer Pump customers in that region.
With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Bone began working for a concrete pumping shop as a teenager. Since then, he’s worked in various roles at a large concrete pumping company, including positions in sales, marketing, equipment and operations, and special projects. He also spent six years as a concrete pump product engineer for an equipment manufacturer. At Putzmeister, Bone will report to Bill Dwyer, vice president of sales and marketing.
Bone will be based out of Seattle.
Finally, Putzmeister has named Wayne Allen as south central parts sales manager, responsible for assisting existing and new customers in that region with parts support.
With 35 years of experience in the industry, and more than 20 of those as a Putzmeister regional sales manager in the same territory, Allen has extensive expertise serving the unique needs of the particular region.
Active in the industry, Allen was recognized by the American Concrete Pumping Association with the 2011 Pioneer Award, which recognizes an individual’s continuous achievement in advancing and fostering the ideas of the concrete pumping industry. He has worked on multiple committees for the ACPA, as well as the ACPA Education committee. Allen is also the Chairman for the Manufacturers Advisory Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors.
Allen will remain working out of Richmond, Texas, a suburb of Houston.