In 2001 the Material Handling Division was the leading supplier of replacement parts for new and used lift trucks, and other in-plant industrial vehicles in North America. Its US dominance was being challenged by low priced niche US suppliers, OEMs and multiple European companies.
Within five years grew the business from $65M to $120M, and was positioned as a global player distributing product through multiple channels from 10 sales and distribution facilities located in the US, Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Mexico and Canada. The business was sold for a significant market premium in 2007.
Developed and implemented strategies focusing on global acquisitions, lower purchasing costs, high quality manufacturing, new channel development and price point restructure. Led overall operations, sales and marketing, and manufacturing activities.