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CollectiveCrunch Hires Petri Itkonen as Sales Director

CollectiveCrunch, the creator of Linda Forest software solutions that provide forest inventories and climate analyses to global clients, announced it has named Petri Itkonen to the position of Sales Director as it eyes greater growth in the increasingly green-focused global economy. Itkonen brings 15 years of sales and management experience in Finland’s technology industry, during which he helped scale SaaS (Software as a Service) companies to enable both national and international growth.


TimberPro Expansion

TimberPro plans to expand its facility, doubling its production capacity while adding training and research facilities.

The company, will add nearly 50,000 square-feet to the plant on Industrial Drive in Shawano, Wisconsin.

“The purpose behind the expansion is to increase production capacity, not only for the products that we currently build, but we’re also adding new products through product development. This will give us the space to produce new machines to support the industry,” said Douglas Morris, vice president of the Forest Machine Business Division of Komatsu, which owns TimberPro.

The company is also adding space for research and development to allow creation of prototypes more quickly. TimberPro currently employs 55 people and has openings for 10 people, and the new space will include more room for worker training.


Fecon Unveils New E-Commerce Site

Fecon LLC has launched an e-commerce site that allows users to purchase spare parts and accessories for their Fecon products anywhere, anytime. This site, coupled with a new facility dedicated entirely to aftermarket parts, will allow faster order fulfilment to keep customers up and running without interruption.

Users can scan a QR code from the serial number plate that links the serial number of the unit to its specific parts manual and other documents in Fecon Connect, allowing them to purchase the correct parts with three-click convenience. Those without access to the QR codes can also use Fecon Connect to find parts by model number, serial number, or part number, with “click and buy” simplicity. Designed with a mobile first approach, the new e-commerce site may be accessed from mobile devices, laptops, or desktops, depending on customer preference. In addition to finding and purchasing components, customers can also track the shipments. This new functionality is available on the recently redesigned Fecon website atĀ www.Fecon.com.


IronCraft Announces New CEO

IronCraft LLC, formerly branded Titan Implement, has named Pat Kozlowski as its new CEO replacing retiring Titan Founder Mike Turner. Kozlowski comes from Caterpillar where he served in a variety of managerial roles across compact construction equipment and ground engaging tools, driving continuous growth for attachments through new product development, loyalty programs, and innovative digital strategies and solutions.

He also worked in dealer channel strategy and new product development during his 30-year career there. A transformational change architect, Kozlowski holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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