Sandvik Construction adds distributor for Bretec brand

Sweden-based Sandvik Construction, a manufacturer of mobile crushers, screens and other equipment for the construction industry, has announced Crusher Works is a new distributor for the Bretec range of breakers throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, north Florida and west Tennessee. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Crusher Works is an existing Sandvik distributor for drilling, mobile crushing and screening products, and will now provide full aftermarket care, spare parts and customer service for the Bretec brand.

Crusher Works’ appointment as a distributor is designed to further enhances Sandvik’s commitment to locally focused customer support, while enabling customers to benefit from dealing with a global company, Sandvik says.

Formed in 2000, Crusher Works is an established name in the construction industry with offices, workshops and service engineers throughout the area for the company’s existing dealer for surface drilling products and mobile crushers and screens, according to Sandvik.

Pictured from left to right, Scott Davison, sales manager, OEM and Bretec breakers, North America; Shane Gammon, general manager, Crusher Works; Bert Ogletree, product specialist, breakers, North America.

Scott Davison, sales manager for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Bretec breakers in North America, says, “We are very excited to have Crusher Works join the distribution network of Bretec breakers. With its experience in both the mobile crushing and screening and surface drill businesses, and a strong customer base in quarries, recycling and general construction applications they are a great fit for us. I look forward to working with them to ensure they are successful.”

Neil McCoy, president of Crusher Works, says, “This product is the ideal addition to the wide range we already provide and we are proud of our recent recognition as a Bretec dealership. Our great team here at Crusher Works is dedicated to each and every one of our customers’ overall experience and we will serve them with the information, attention and quality of service they deserve.”

Kauko Juuri, global distributor manager, Sandvik Construction, says, “Crusher Works has proved that the combination of Sandvik equipment and global aftermarket support, together with its local knowledge and industry expertise, enables Sandvik customers throughout the area to benefit from a winning combination. The company has proved to be an excellent distributor for the drilling and mobile crushing and screening products, and I am sure they will continue their excellent work with the Bretec breakers.”

Allied CP promotes new chief

The board of members for Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied CP), Cleveland, has announced the promotion of Phil Paranic to the position of president and CEO. Paranic recently served as executive vice president of Allied CP, a position he was appointed to in 2014.

Phil Paranic

In the top position, Paranic will oversee all operations for the construction equipment attachment manufacturer in the North American market.

His experience includes more than 15 years with Allied, administering corporate purchasing and wholesale pricing for all product lines, overseeing used equipment sales and managing sales operations for the eastern sales region. In addition, Paranic has more than 20 years in general management of construction and industrial equipment at the distributor level.

Paranic says he looks “to meet the changing market challenges by building on the ‘Allied tradition’ of great products and customer-oriented product support.”

Through more than 200 U.S. and Canadian distributors, Allied offers a complete line of excavator, loader/backhoe, skid-steer and mini-excavator mounted attachments for the mining, quarry and construction equipment industries.

General Kinematics appoints director of North American sales

General Kinematics (GK), a Crystal Lake, Illinois, manufacturer of custom engineered vibratory process equipment, has hired Jim Egan as director of North American sales.

With more than 20 years of manufacturing sales and marketing experience, Egan joins GK after a long career as sales manager for the industrial parts services division at Advanced Technology Services (ATS), Peoria, Illinois, GK says. He has a history of implementing effective sales processes and creating the organizational structure to meet corporate objectives, according to GK. In addition, Egan has experience selling services in both Mexico and Canada.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a team whose reputation for quality and dependability is unmatched,” says Egan. “The GK leadership team has some aggressive growth targets. To meet our objectives, the sales team is going to continue its high level of service to our existing customers, while diversifying our customer base.”

GK President Tom Musschoot says, “We are delighted to welcome Jim to General Kinematics as we continue to grow our North American sales team.”