JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK] and manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced the promotion of Rick Alton to the position of vice president and general manager for JLG’s Caterpillar Alliance Group (CAG). Craig Paylor, president of JLG, made the announcement.
“During his tenure with JLG, Rick has consistently demonstrated strong business acumen and strategic thinking,” said Paylor. “Rick has worked with our partners at Caterpillar since the inception of our alliance to build CAT-branded telehandlers in 2006. He has an exceptional commitment to quality and understands the importance of continuing to support Caterpillar and its dealers worldwide.”
Alton will be responsible for the continued growth and expansion of the Caterpillar Alliance Group and will continue to build on the successful global alliance with Caterpillar. He will continue to develop the global high performance team and implement the business strategies related to the CAG.
Alton began his career with JLG in 1996 as a product specialist. Since then, he has held a variety of positions including account manager, regional sales manager, and global sales and product support vice president for the CAG.