Manitowoc Appoints Wacht VP And General Manager Of Two Subsidiaries

R. R a l p h Helm, president and chief operating officer of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., has appointed R a y m o n d J. W a c h t as vice president and general manager of the company's Manitex Inc. and Manimex S.A. de C.V. subsidiaries. Located in McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Mexico, respectively, Manitex and Manimex jointly manufacture pedestal-mounted seacranes used in dockside, marine, and offshore applications. In his new position, Mr.

W a c h t will be responsible for all design, manufacturing, and marketing activities of the two subsidiaries. As a registered professional engineer, Mr. W a c h t holds active memberships in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a diversified manufacturing and engineering firm headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis. The company produces heavy construction liftcranes; crawler-mounted excavators; pedestal- mounted seacranes; commercial ice cube machines and dispensers; self-unloading Great Lakes vessels; ocean-class bulk, chemical, and petroleum barges; and mechanical and drum debarking systems.

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