Business Roundup: Crane maker Comansa drops Linden from name; Former Neff exec new VP, CFO at Herc; BlueLine Rental takes first steps toward launching IPO; Eaton launches eMobility business; Takeuchi names new director of dealer sales

Tower crane manufacturer Comansa drops Linden from its company name

Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa says it is in the process of dropping “Linden” from its name and returning to its original name, Comansa, for which its widely known on the market.

After many years using the Linden Comansa brand name, the change will be implemented gradually across the product range and at the company’s headquarters in Spain, and at its facilities in the U.S. and China.

“After acquiring the prestigious Linden 8000 system from the Swedish company Linden in 1983, we started to apply its technical concepts throughout our range of tower cranes, therefore allowing our customers to enjoy its many obvious advantages,” says Alberto Munárriz, CEO of Comansa.


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Former Neff exec Irion is new senior VP, CFO of Herc Holdings

Herc Holdings announced today that it has appointed Mark Irion as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

In this role, Irion is now overseeing the company’s finance function. It’s a lead role in Herc Holdings’ ongoing activities in the capital markets and in its relationships with banks, ratings agencies, institutional investors and financial analysts.

Irion joins Herc Holdings, which operates through its Herc Rentals Inc. subsidiary, as a leading equipment rental supplier with about 275 locations, primarily North America.


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BlueLine Rental takes first steps toward launching IPO

BlueLine Rental announced today that its parent company, Vander Holding Corporation, has submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of the company’s common stock.

The offering, by the company based in the Woodlands, Texas, area, is expected to commence when market conditions allow, subject to, among other things, completion of the SEC review process.


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With launch of Eaton’s eMobility business, the future looks very electric

With an eye for the future of high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies, Eaton has created a new eMobility business.

Eaton eMobility will combine the products and global manufacturing capabilities of its electrical and vehicle businesses along with $500 million over the next five years to develop new products such as smart diagnostic technologies, intelligent power electronics and predictive health monitoring. These, says the company, will be used to power the passenger car, commercial vehicle and off-highway industries into a substantially electrified future.

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The company has been working on vehicle electrification for the last 15 years, putting more than 15,000 hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle systems on the road in Asia, Europe and the United States. Eaton’s high-voltage, fast acting fuses are built into nearly 50 percent of the world’s electrified cars and power the electronics on one of Europe’s leading electric vehicle battery platforms.


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Takeuchi names Granger director of dealer sales

Todd Granger has been hired as the director of dealer sales for Takeuchi-US.

Granger is based at the company’s headquarters in Pendergrass, Georgia, and is responsible for all sales activity for the North American dealer sales channel.

Granger replaces Kim Robinson who was appointed to the new position of director of dealer development. He has a degree in business administration from the University of North Georgia.


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