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AMCA Acquires Koehring;
Name New Officers At
AMCA International, formerly known as Dominion Bridge Co.,
Ltd., recently announced a major reorganization of the recently ac- quired Koehring Company. The move concentrates all of AMCA's construction equipment business- es under the Koehring name, making the company one of the largest crane manufacturers in
As part of the expansion pro- gram two executive vice presi- dents have been appointed: Karl
H. Schwamborn, founder of the company's BOMAG unit, an inter- national manufacturer of com- paction equipment, will be respon- sible for worldwide operations of both BOMAG and Menck, a West
German producer of pile driving hammers.
Vincent L. Martin was former- ly head of AMCA's crane manu- facturing operations at Clyde
Iron, Morgan Engineering and
Provincial Crane. Mr. Martin will be responsible for all product lines in the new Koehring orga- nization including: Bantam and
Lorain cranes, Clyde Whirley cranes, Bantam and Koehring hydraulic excavators, Koehring specialty construction equipment,
Benton Harbor hydraulic cylin- ders, HUSCO hydraulic control valves, Pegasus servo valves and load simulators, and specialized woodlands hydraulic harvesting equipment and paper mill machin- ery.
In addition, a new division has been created which adds new products to the Koehring line. It, too, is Mr. Martin's responsibil- ity. The new products are: Mor- gan industrial cranes and oil field pumping units; Provincial indus- trial cranes; and Speedstar oil, gas, mineral and water well drill- ing equipment. Heading the new division as its president is Joseph
R. Stadelman, who has been and continues to be general manager of Morgan.
Richard T. Lindgren, president of Koehring, will focus his efforts on planning the worldwide growth of the new group, expanding product lines, and building an even stronger distributor net- work.
Piazza Named Sales And
Marketing Vice President
At Bergeron Industries
William T. Bergeron, president of Bergeron Industries, Inc., has announced the appointment of
Alfred F. Piazza to a new com- pany position as vice president of international sales and mar- keting.
Alfred F. Piazza
Mr. Piazza, who has an exten- sive background in the shipping industry and development of for- eign commerce, will manage Ber- geron's newly created interna- tional division, headquartered in
New Orleans, La. The new Ber- geron unit, through a network of agents in Mexico, Central and
South America, will be the pur- chasing arm in the U.S. for for- eign clients seeking to purchase steel products, materials-handling equipment, welding machinery, industrial equipment, and gen- eral mill supplies. Mr. Piazza also will participate in the worldwide sales and marketing of Bergeron's line of marine vessels.
Bergeron Industries produces a wide range of deck, tank, chemi- cal, and derrick barges, drilling barge hulls, and other specialized equipment.
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