Judging Panel Bios
Since 1992, Dave Griffith has been president and CEO of Modern Group Ltd, a holding company based in Bristol, Pa. Modern has interests in the material handling, industrial distribution and services, power generation, construction, rental and municipal industries. Griffith is currently a director of the company. In addition, he served as president of the Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association in 2005.
Gary Stansberry is a partner in the consulting firm of Hageman, Stansberry & Associates. HS&A specializes strictly in the rental industry, offering mergers, acquisitions and valuation services. Stansberry formerly served in executive positions within the mergers and acquisitions department of two of the largest rental industry consolidators. Prior to his acquisition experience, Stansberry founded and sold two successful businesses including a rental operation.
Kevin Rodgers is CEO and founder of Delta Rigging & Tools, a Gulf Coast hoist and rigging company started in 2004, and 24/7 Studio Equipment, a specialty rental company serving the entertainment industry started in 2006. In 1996, Rodgers founded National Equipment Services, a national rental company headquartered in Chicago. Rodgers was CEO of Brambles Equipment Services, from 1990 to 1996.
Jack Lockwood is currently the director of sales with Allmand Bros., a manufacturer of mobile floodlighting systems, compact tractor loader backhoes, traffic control arrowboards and breathable air space heaters. He is a 38-year veteran of the construction equipment industry involved in sales and marketing with several manufacturers covering a wide range of products.
Lynne Woodworth is president and CEO of Stone Construction Equipment and has held a variety of senior management positions during her 25-year career with the company. Woodworth serves on the Association of Equipment Manufacturers board of directors and executive committee, and is chair of the customer equipment advisory board.
John Michael Paz
John Michael Paz is president of Godwin Pumps and has worked with Godwin since 1978. In 1985, Paz assumed the role of president. He opened the first Godwin Pumps rental office in 1990 in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Jim Layton is starting his 25th year running Wacker's marketing communication department. Layton served on the exhibitor committees of World of Concrete, AED's Condex and ARA's The Rental Show as well as serving a term as a board member of the American Rental Association.
Jess Held is the marketing communications manager for Vermeer, Pella, Iowa. Held joined Vermeer in 1999 and is responsible for the world-wide marketing communications efforts for the rental markets Vermeer serves.
With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Torsten Erbel currently is the director of product management at Multiquip Inc. in Carson, Calif.
Erin Whitehead is managing editor of Lift and Access magazine. She previously served for three years as the associate editor of RER.
Greg Rostberg is Bobcat Co.'s marketing manager for the rental markets in both Canada and the United States. He manages all marketing activities to the rental industry for the organization.
Marty Silverman, vice president of marketing for General Pipe Cleaners, has more than 25 years of experience in the drain-cleaning industry.