Inside Logistics

Re-org at lift truck maker

NACCO Materials Handling Group makes changes at Yale and Hyster


March 20, 2014
by MM&D Online Staff

GREENVILLE, NC—NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, has reorganized to create three specialized teams. The company says the reorganization is being made to strengthen the Hyster and Yale lift truck brands.

NMHG will focus on meeting the materials handling needs and challenges of end-users in specific industries and market segments through the creation of three specialized teams—Warehouse, Counterbalance and Big Trucks. These specialized teams will be led by Jonathan Dawley, president, Big Trucks, and Bill Pfleger, vice president, Counterbalance Solutions. The leader of Warehouse Solutions has yet to be named.

“These changes were implemented to create a more focused and customer-centric organization that will allow us to execute in a more nimble and responsive manner…Because our product offering extends well beyond lift trucks, our goal is to provide solutions to our customers that will help them be more productive and efficient, delivering a lift to their bottom line,” said Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing for NMHG.

The sales effort will be led by David Furman, recently appointed president of NMHG sales. Under Furman’s leadership, the Hyster and Yale sales teams are being aligned under three geographic North American regions—as well as Latin America and national accounts. This new structure is made to strengthen the alignment between NMHG and the Hyster and Yale dealer networks to effectively solve end-users’ materials handling challenges. Each region is led by a vice president.