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Peterson Machinery’s New Product Support Rep
Peterson Machinery Co., announced that Scott Parker joined the company as a Product Support Service Representative. He will work with the dealership’s customers for their service and parts needs. Parker has been in the heavy equipment industry for the last five years with experience in product support, machine sales, and rental operations.

Madill Adds Distribution “Down Under” and in Russia
Bob Larter, VP of business development international for Madill Equipment, announced that Madill is adding distribution in New Zealand, Australia, and Russia. Madill currently has over 120 yarders working “down under,” and the company intends to maintain its position in the cable line while growing its market share.

Precision Huskey Appoints Littler
John Littler was named by Precision Husky as its Regional Sales Manager for the pacific coast and the inter-mountain states for all the products manufactured by the company. The company’s president, Scott Smith, says that Littler’s knowledge of the west coast and intermountain area, along with his knowledge of grinding equipment, will be an asset to the dealers in his area.

Volvo Appoints President & CEO of Mack Trucks
Leif Johansson, CEO, AB Volvo, announced that Dennis R. Slagle, President & CEO, Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc., has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Mack Trucks, Inc., succeeding Paul L. Vikner.                       
In addition, Goran Lindgren was appointed President and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina, the sales, marketing and product support subsidiary of Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Brussels, Belgium. Lindgren succeeds Dennis R. Slagle.
Portland’s Papé Machinery joins Safety Recognition Program
The Portland dealership of Papé Machinery recently became a member of Oregon OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).                       

Participation in SHARP represents a commitment by an employer to improve its workplace safety culture. Oregon OSHA safety and health consultants help Oregon employers work with their employees to find and correct hazards, develop and implement effective safety and health programs, and plan for continuous safety improvement.                       

In 2006, Papé Machinery’s Portland store had just two injuries that caused days away from work, job transfers, or restrictions. That represents a 43 percent drop from the company’s injury rate in 2005.