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Sims Crane & Equipment             Sims Crane Vice President of Market-
         Names Thomas Baldree Vice          ing. “He is a strong leader, with the up-
         President of Operations/           per management capabilities we need to
         Utility Division                   continue growing our utility division.”
           Sims Crane, Florida’s premier crane   A Florida native, Baldree graduated
         rental and rigging service company,   from  Leesburg  High  School  in  1993,
         has  appointed Thomas  Baldree Vice   attended two years of Community
         President  of  Operations/Utility  Divi-  College before attending the IUOE lo-
         sion.  Baldree  began his  career  with   cal  673  crane  appreciation  program,
         Sims in 1998 as an apprentice and over   where he received his crane operator
         the next two decades rose through the   license from the International Union
         ranks  to attain several  management   of  Operating  Engineers.  Baldree  be-
         positions including  Orlando  Branch   gan his career at Sims in August of
         Manager,  Regional  Area  Director  and   1998 as an apprentice.
         General Manager.                     “Because I started my career  as an
           In his new position, Baldree will lead   apprentice with Sims, I am a huge pro-
         Sims’ Operations for the Utility Division,   ponent of our new Sims U crane opera-  Daiel Hoffmans
         managing the sales team and interfacing   tor training program,” added Baldree.   provement of safety—most important-
         with market leaders who focus on public   “Not everyone is suited to a four-year   ly—and productivity. With exclusive
         utilities and power related work.  college degree and the crane industry   focus from my team and myself on one
           Most  recently,  before  returning  to   is great option for some. Our expecta-  industry,  we  can  promote  high  perfor-
         Sims,  Baldree  worked  for  his  wife’s   tions are high, but the Sims U program   mance disc and drum brakes for mines,
         company, Baldree Pools, a commercial   can launch a young person into a long-  beyond a range with generic benefits.”
         and residential swimming pool con-  term profitable and rewarding career.”  Hoffmans has earmarked the Ameri-
                                              For more information about Sims   cas, Africa, Australasia, and parts of Asia
                                            Crane visit www.simscrane.com.     as geographies of potential, where con-
                                                                               veyor belts, cranes, stacker-reclaimers,
                                            Pintsch Bubenzer Appoints          excavators, and unloading equipment
                                            New Mining Sales Specialist        are among the heavy machinery being
                                              Pintsch Bubenzer, a manufacturer   employed on a variety of mining projects.
                                            of high  performance disc  and drum   He has already implemented strategies
                                            brakes  for  severe  duty applications,   to engage a select group of decision mak-
                                            has named  Daiel Hoffmans, global   ers, much like Pintsch Bubenzer has
                                            sales director mining. Hoffmans will be   achieved in other heavy-duty sectors.
                                            based at headquarters in Germany but   Joel Cox, President at Pintsch Buben-
                                            will lead a global team, as the company   zer USA, said: “It’s a noteworthy appoint-
                                            looks to further raise its profile in the   ment because it states our intent in the
                                            Americas and other mining  hotbeds   mining sector, which is an area of great
                                            around the world.                  interest in my geography—and others
                                              Pintsch Bubenzer offers a variety of   across the world. Daiel will be address-
                                            products that were originally renowned   ing decision makers as a representative
                                            for use with high duty cycle container   of their industry, versus someone work-
                    Thomas Baldree          handling equipment at ports and har-  ing  a  mile  wide but  only  an  inch  deep
                                            bors.  However,  it has  successfully  ex-  across many sectors. We have success-
         tractor.  Baldree Pools  builds residen-  panded into mines,  wind energy, and   fully introduced our braking concepts to
         tial pools, installs pool heating, cooling   the industrial  crane  market in  recent   a number of new sectors in recent times,
         and filtration systems for local attrac-  years, where its emergency brakes are   but it always took market knowledge
         tions and recently completed  several   increasingly being installed on electric   and the right personnel to achieve our
         commercial pool resurfacing and reno-  overhead  traveling  (EOT)  cranes  in   goals, and in Daiel’s recruitment we are
         vation projects at both housing devel-  the steel sector, in particular. Stand-  working from that blueprint once again.”
         opments and resorts.               out mining projects include successful   Hoffmans has  been  working  with
           “While I enjoyed my eight-month   installations at Oyu Tolgoi (Mongolia),   Pintsch  Bubenzer products in  numer-
         break from the crane industry, I found   Elecon (India) and Spence (Chile).  ous roles since 2005.  He also brings
         I really missed the business  and the   Hoffmans said: “The product range   a wealth of broader experience to the
         people at Sims,”  said  Baldree.  “Not   is proven in a multitude of industries   role,  most recently  in  a  management
         only  does Sims  have the best equip-  where  equipment  is  required  to  work   position at Faiveley Transport, a man-
         ment in the southeast, they continue to   close to its capacity and at near maxi-  ufacturer and supplier of equipment for
         invest in people and advancements. I   mum  speed,  often  in  24/7  operation.   the railway industry, where he worked
         am glad to be back and part of the team   However, despite the synergies between   with  Stemmann Technik  GmbH,
         that advances and dominates the crane   many of these marketplaces, only by   Gerken Group, Akapp-Stemmann BV,
         industry in Florida.”              immersing  ourselves  deeper  into  the   and TransTech. Prior to that he was in
           “We are delighted that Thomas has   mining sector itself can we truly realize   a sales role at Stemmann Technik.
         returned to Sims,” said Dean Sims II,   our potential and pioneer continued im-  Hoffmans added: “I understand the

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