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Maxim Crane Works Sonja Narcisse

Maxim Crane Works Names New Chief Human Resource Officer

May 21, 2022
Narcisse will be responsible for leading the company’s centralized human resources for Maxim’s national branch footprint, including talent management, learning and development, and compensation and benefits.

Crane rental giant Maxim Crane Works L.P. has named Sonja Narcisse as chief human resource officer. In this role, Narcisse will be responsible for leading the company’s centralized human resources for Maxim’s national branch footprint, including talent management, learning and development, and compensation and benefits.

“Sonja will be a critical partner in achieving Maxim Crane’s growth strategy,” said Paul McDonnell, CEO, Maxim Crane Works. “Her expertise and track record in driving complex change in organizations, combined with her commitment to people and passion for creating a high-performance culture, will serve us well as the employer and service provider of choice for the industry.”

“I am thrilled to join Maxim Crane at such an exciting time in the business,” said Narcisse. “By setting the right culture, investing in our employees, and collaborating with this team of industry experts, we will enhance our organizational effectiveness and drive profitable growth for Maxim.”

Narcisse has been a leader in all aspects of human resources for more than three decades. She most recently served as the senior vice president of human resources at a private equity company in the pet care industry. Before this, Narcisse was senior vice president of human resources and chief human resource officer at Tronox and vice president of human resources for Heinz North America. She also served as group vice president of human resources for Alcoa and spent 22 years with Weyerhaeuser, an international forest products company.

Narcisse is also heavily involved in her community. She has served on the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation boards, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, and the Yale-New Haven Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of directors. She is currently on the board of directors for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and the Sawubona Foundation for Mental Health.

Maxim Crane Works, Wilder, Ky., is No. 6 on the RER 100.