Palfinger UK has appointed Alan Johnson as director, following the retirement of Mark Rigby last month.
Johnson joined Palfinger UK - or T H White as it was then - in 2017 as development projects manager and was promoted to general manager the following year. In 1993 he moved to HMF UK as area manager, was promoted four years later to national sales and marketing manager, and then managing director. In 2004 he became managing director at SJB CraneCo, and five years later took up a role with the loader crane trade association ALLMI as technical director. He returned to HMF UK in 2016 as sales director, before joining T H White the following year.
Johnson said: “Since joining the team in 2017 I’ve worked on a broad range of projects which have given me the chance to build a strong interface between departments and people, many of whom I knew already from my time in previous roles within the industry. Becoming the general manager of Palfinger UK in 2018 gave me additional exposure to the commercial elements of the business and importantly some great opportunities for increased involvement with customers and suppliers. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues, our customers and suppliers to ensure that we remain a reliable, innovative business and the first choice partner for customers across the UK.”
“We have grown a lot over the past couple of years, both organically and through acquisition. I feel it’s the right time now to recalibrate our own understanding of what we’re about as business and the strengths we can build upon. As for our plans from 2020 onwards? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see.”