Steve Filipov came to Manitex with an exceptional track record and well-documented results within the industrial equipment industry as a senior management executive at Terex Corporation. Filipov began his career at Terex in 1993 as the youngest international manager in the Terex organization, and since then has held numerous senior management and executive roles, most recently as the President of Terex Cranes, from 2016 until the sale of Demag Mobile Cranes at the end of July, 2019.
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 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.
Robert S. Gigliotti, CPA, CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant), joined our Board of Directors in 2004. Mr. Gigliotti was previously a tax and business development partner with Rehmann, a CPA and business consulting firm. Mr. Gigliotti retired on December 31, 2014 but continues to provide services to Rehmann as a consultant. Prior to its merger with Rehmann in 2005, Mr. Gigliotti was Managing Partner for the firm of Perrin Fordree & Company, P.C. in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Gigliotti was granted his Certified Public Accountant’s license in 1972 and joined the firm of Perrin, Fordree & Company, P.C. in 1976 after six years in the tax department of the Detroit office of Arthur Andersen & Company. His specialties include estate and financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate taxation. Mr. Gigliotti has a Bachelor Degree in Business from Alma College. He is a life member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
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.
Marvin B. Rosenberg joined our Board of Directors in 2006. Mr. Rosenberg was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of Terex Corporation, a publicly-traded company principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of heavy equipment. Mr. Rosenberg retired from Terex Corporation in 1997 and retired from its Board of Directors in 2002. He was also a Director of Fruehauf Trailer Corporation from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Rosenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
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.
Ingo Schiller joined our Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Schiller is currently President and Chief Executive Officer at Tadano America Corporation. From January 2008 to April 2016 Mr. Schiller held various executive positions at Manitowoc Cranes, where he was responsible for tasks such as new product development planning, leading the Global Crane Care Division, and managing the Global Marketing Team through the Bauma, ConExpo-Con/Agg, and Bauma China trade fairs. Mr. Schiller currently serves on the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association’s Board of Directors, is the 2019 Chair of the Crane and Rigging Group, and is a former Chairman of the Allied Group Governing Committee. He also served on the Association of Equipment Manufacturer and Construction Equipment Sector Board. Mr. Schiller holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Steve Kiefer, has served as President, North America, since September 2017. Mr. Kiefer was our Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing from January 2016 to August 2017, and President of Manitex Sabre (one of our subsidiaries) during 2015. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kiefer held various general management, sales & marketing and new product development positions with Eaton Corporation, Hendrickson International, Intellitec Products and Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group. Mr. Kiefer has his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University, and his Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University.
On October 1, 2020, Manitex International, Inc. appointed Joseph Doolan as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of October 20, 2020. Mr. Doolan will serve as the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company.
Mr. Doolan, served from 2016 to 2019 as the Vice President – Finance of Fram Group Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Rank Group that is a supplier of a broad range of automotive products, which was carved out from UCI-FRAM Inc. in 2016. From 2012 to 2016, he served as Vice President – Finance of UCI-FRAM Inc., a manufacturer of aftermarket auto parts.
Manitex International, Inc. is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions. Manufacturing is located in several
facilities in North America and Europe, and the Company serves a broad range of customers, including commercial, military and governmental, across the world.