Following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) AGM at Plantworx Construction Exhibition, Chief Executive, Rob Oliver, announced a new member of the Management Council – Mark Ormond, Manitou UK’s Managing Director. Commenting on the announcement Rob said, “I’m really pleased to welcome Mark to the Management Council team. As a former President of the Agricultural Engineers Association, he will bring an understanding of trade association work and fresh ideas.”
Mark has been at the helm of Manitou UK for the past 18 months. His remit covers both the Manitou and Gehl brands with full responsibility for operations in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Manitou reported record sales in the region in 2018 with significant further growth during the first half of 2019.
Prior to joining Manitou, Mark’s career was primarily in the Agricultural sector having been the MD at three leading equipment manufacturers over a 15-year period, Grimme, Lemken and SAME Detz-Fahr respectively. As Rob Oliver suggested in his comment, Mark is an active member of the Agricultural Engineers Association, has been a Board Member of it since 2013 and its President from 2017 to 2018.
Although best known for its range of telehandlers Manitou has an extremely broad product range of materials handling equipment. Mark and his team manage a dedicated dealer network with specialists for construction, agriculture, industry, and the warehousing, transport and logistics sector.
Mark commented on his appointment saying, “Manitou is a global leader in materials handling equipment with construction being one of the most important sectors to our business. Trade associations provide valuable support and services to their members. I am honoured to be elected to the Management Council of the CEA and look forward to sharing my AEA experiences to support the continued future development of the CEA.