21.12.2009

Shaughnessy appointed president of Skyjack

Steve Shaughnessy has been appointed as president of Canadian aerial lift manufacturer Skyjack. The appointment follows Ken McDougall’s secondment to Linamar’s Mexican power-train operations.
Steve Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy quit his role as managing director of Loxam UK in August and has been silent on future plans since. He moved from his home town of Boston to the UK when he joined Ashtead in 2004. Prior to that he was chief executive of Shaughnessy Equipment and then chief operating officer of NES Rentals in the USA.

As deputy president of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), he is due to take over as president in March.

Jim Jarrell chief operating officer of Linamar- Skyjack’s parent- said: “Steve Shaughnessy has unparalleled experience of working in the aerial lift industry at a senior level in both North America and Europe. We believe that this appointment will offer significant benefits both to the organisation and to our customers who have come to depend upon Skyjack as synonymous with quality and innovation in the aerial lift market.”

Linamar chief executive Linda Hasenfratz added: “Steve is a proven executive who delivers results with a great track record for business growth, exactly what we need for today’s opportunistic global market.”

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