Sept Oct, 2003





Machinery Row

Southworth-Milton Becomes the Northeast Dealer for CBI, Inc.
Caterpillar dealership Southworth-Milton in July announced the completion of an agreement with New Hampshire company Continental Biomass Industries, Inc. (CBI). According to Marketing Director Larry Cutliffe, this last step further strengthens the offering for the Southworth-Milton Material Processing Division: "Being able to rely on one single source you already know and trust, and getting application expertise and outstanding product support working for you, gives you a great competitive edge; we’re excited to be able to offer our customers that advantage." Southworth Milton will carry the Freedom Hog, an exclusive CBI Grinder that offers unique power and versatility for demanding wood-waste processing applications. The Freedom Hog Grinder/Recycling machine is described by CBI and Southworth-Milton executives as an outstanding example of portability and flexibility. "By offering all the options – track, wheels, and stationary – the Freedom Hog gives the user the ‘freedom’ to change configurations in a matter of minutes," states the company’s Material Processing Manager. He continues, "Southworth-Milton is committed to providing our customers with the solutions that give them a competitive edge, and that’s exactly what the Freedom Hog achieves."

Positive Moves at Madill
Madill Corporation has recently made significant moves to enhance their sales and service team. Greg LaPlante has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Eugene, Ore. operation. Greg was Madill's U.S. Product Support Manager and he brings over twenty years of logging industry experience to his new position. Mike Reavis has assumed responsibility as Territory Manager for central Oregon and will market Madill machinery from Eugene to the coast. Mike previously served Madill customers as Service Manager for Eugene operations. Taking over Mike's Service Manager responsibilities in Eugene is Jim Purvine. In Kalama, Craig Stanley has accepted the position of Branch Manager and will oversee sales and service operations in Washington, Alaska and northwest Oregon. Eric Cole has been appointed as Territory Manager for northwest Oregon. Russ Smith continues his role as Territory Manager for Washington and Alaska and Phil Copeland maintains his responsibilities as Territory Manager for southern Oregon and northern California.

 Deere Realigns Forestry Organization
John Deere and Timberjack have reorganized their North America forestry sales and marketing group. Under the leadership of Don Switzer, Director, Sales & Marketing NA Forestry, an experienced team has been established. "This realignment is a way of renewing our long term commitment to our customers who expect the best service, delivery and support possible from the Timberjack and Deere names," says Switzer. Resources have been added to the North American sixmember sales team to enhance coverage including newly appointed Mike Ptacek, U.S. Pacific Northwest. Bill Lewis, Corporate Business Manager, will continue to work with the large forest product companies focusing on the sales of forestry equipment directed at mill yards, road building, harvesting and reforestation applications. Clark Johnson has been appointed to the newly created position of Manager, Marketing Support for North America.

Clark will be responsible for strengthening and support of marketing, sales, customer support and training in advanced logging systems and technologies. Responding to the demands of forest industry needs, specialized resources have been gathered and regional teams have been created to supply strong, focused support in all areas. Three teams have been established to focus on Advanced Harvesting Systems (AHS) and will be responsible for specific regions of North America under the direction of Clark Johnson. Dave Wellman will be the AHS team leader in the Pacific Northwest. David Hill has been appointed as the AHS team Technical Support Representative in the Pacific Northwest. An experienced AHS Sales Training Coordinator, Rob Hansen, was appointed along with Art Jones, as DTAC Specialist and Service Training Coordinator. Pekka Saloranta will relocate from Finland in the capacity of AHS Automation Support, and will be responsible for sales and technical support on all automation systems such as Timber Office and measurement systems. An experienced group of experts in Full Tree logging methods round out the new team: Berry Johnson, Full Tree Application Specialist and Travis Wollbrink, Full Tree Service Training Specialist; Den Storey, Product Manager Skidders and Wheel Feller Bunchers and Chuck Gee, Product Manager, Track Feller Bunchers and Knuckleboom Loaders.

Weldco-Beales Mfg. Inc. Appoints Swanson
Weldco-Beales Manufacturing Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Swanson as General Manager of their manufacturing facility in Tacoma, Washington. Bob has been associated with the heavy equipment industry for several years and brings to the company 14 years of sales experience and a degree in business management.


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