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Michael Coffey was named Chief Executive Officer of Manitex International, Inc., effective April 11, 2022. Mr. Coffey joins the company with more than 25 years of experience, primarily in rentals and manufacturing and operations management in heavy equipment, from general construction to mining, and other specialized industry niches. Mr. Coffey has held senior level positions including Director, General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, and has a proven track record as an operations leader integrating, consolidating and managing facilities and executing M&A transactions on four continents. The majority of his career has been with industry leaders that include H-E International, (sold to Hitachi Construction Machinery in 2016) a private equity backed enterprise, serving mining, oil & gas, and power generation markets, and at Old Castle Materials, a subsidiary of CRH International, and AMECO, a subsidiary of Fluor.
David J. Langevin
David J. Langevin, Executive Chairman, served as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Manitex Interntional, Inc. from July 2006 until September 2019, when Steve Filipov joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Langevin was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manitex, Inc., a leading provider of engineered lift solutions (and one of our subsidiaries), from 2003 until joining the company. Mr. Langevin has a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University.
Ronald M. Clark
Ronald M. Clark joined our Board of Directors in 2010. In 2013, Mr. Clark was elected to the Board of Directors of Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York. Mr. Clark was the Chief Investment Officer of Allianz of America, Inc. from 2000 until he retired on December 31, 2011. From 1990 until 2000, Mr. Clark was the Chief Operating Officer for Allianz of America, Inc. In 2014 Mr. Clark was elected to the Boards of Directors of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. In January 2015, Mr. Clark was elected to the Board of Directors of San Francisco Reinsurance Company. Mr. Clark has both a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin.
Stephen J. Tober
Stephen J. Tober joined our Board of Directors in 2007. Since April 2012, Mr. Tober has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Career Step, LLC, an online school offering career focused education and corporate training. From April 2009 to March 2012, Mr. Tober was the Chief Executive Officer of American InterContinental University and President of AIU Online, a Career Education Corporation school. From October 2008 until April 2009, Mr. Tober served as Chief Operating Officer of American InterContinental University. From April 2007 until September 2008, Mr. Tober served as the Managing Director and head of the Corporate and Business Services Group of ThinkEquity Partners, LLC, and a boutique institutional investment firm. Mr. Tober has a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Takashi Kiso joined the board in 2023 and is currently Senior Administrator, Global Office (TM & AWP – Truck Mount Cranes & Aerial Work Platform), Tadano, Ltd. Mr. Kiso has 37 years of experience in the automotive and industrial transportation industries and has held executive leadership roles for multiple international companies, with assignments in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prior to joining Tadano, he was Chairman, Marubeni Automotive Aftermarket Holdings in Houston, Texas. He holds a B.A in Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Frederick B. Knox
Frederick B. Knox joined our Board of Directors in September 2013. Mr. Knox has managed, operated and led numerous merger and acquisitions in large scrap and other metal business. Currently, Mr. Knox provides consulting services to the scrap industry. From 2008 until April 1, 2015, Mr. Knox served as a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercer Company/Scholz . Mr. Knox was one of the original founders of Mercer Company, a company that was formed in 1986. Mr. Knox was a Vice President of the Mercer Company from its inception and also became its Chief Operating Officer in 1994. Mr. Knox held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Office for the Mercer Company until the Company was sold in 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Knox held various positions at Warren Scrap, Whittaker Corp., Rainbow Metals and Blaw Knox Corporation. Mr. Knox has his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University.