Link-Belt Cranes has appointed two new global product managers. Brian Smoot will be responsible for Link-Belt telescopic truck and all-terrain cranes, while Kelly Fiechter is in charge of Link-Belt rough terrain cranes. Both roles will start on 1 April 2019.
Mr Smoot began his career at Link-Belt in 2007 as an associate product technician before moving into the product marketing group as marketing product specialist for HTC (telescopic truck) and ATC (all-terrain) cranes. He took on the role of product manager for rough terrain cranes in 2013.
Mr Smoot has overseen Link-Belt’s most recent rough terrain crane development, along with major technology advances such as V-Calc, Pulse and its second-generation version, Pulse 2.0.
“Brian’s previous responsibilities with hydraulic truck and all-terrain product lines, along with his most recent experience with Link-Belt’s rough terrain lineup, provide necessary knowledge for his new role,” said Pat Collins, director of product marketing at Link-Belt Cranes.
Mr Fiechter began his career with Link-Belt in 2000 as a product specialist for both lattice and telescopic boom products. He served as district sales manager since 2008, most recently covering the upper midwestern US and western Canada.
“Kelly’s field sales and product experience will be a valuable benefit to the entire marketing team as we look forward to his move from Minneapolis to the Bluegrass,” said Mr Collins.