JLG Revises Structure to Support Strategic Initiatives

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — JLG Industries announced an organizational alignment intended to support the company's strategic plan and specific initiatives to grow its service operation, diversify channels to market and bring increased focus to its Six Sigma program.

Building on its Houston startup operation, ServicePlus, a JLG subsidiary that provides repair and maintenance, reconditioning and training on JLG-manufactured products and other related construction equipment, has expanded operations into the Mid-Atlantic region at the company's McConnellsburg, Pa., headquarters.

“Consistent with our longer-term strategic plan, we are expanding the ServicePLUS umbrella to include the commercial equipment services operations located in McConnellsburg,” said chairman, president and CEO Bill Lasky. “The Houston location will be renamed ServicePLUS — South Central Region, while the McConnellsburg location will become ServicePLUS — Mid-Atlantic Region.” Lasky added that the new structure will be “scalable and flexible, with plans to expand to multiple sites throughout the United States.”

Joseph Guillion is president of ServicePLUS. Former president and CEO of NES Rentals, Guillion has held management positions with AAR Corp., The Boeing Co., and Allied Signal Inc.

JLG also announced an expanded focus on commercial and industrial market channels for access products, such as vertical mast lifts and trailers, through the formation of the JLG Commercial Solutions Group. “This group is a key element in our strategy to diversify our revenue base and expand our market penetration,” Lasky said. “The unique requirements of this channel for product design and customer service will be the complete focus of the newly formed CSG, which will have dedicated resources in manufacturing, design, supply chain, marketing and sales.”

Philip Rehbein, a senior vice president with JLG, and a JLG executive since 1997, will assume responsibility for the Commercial Solutions Group.

John Louderback has been named vice president of Six Sigma, Quality Process and Training. Louderback has held executive positions with the company since 1993.

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