January 5 - The Manitowoc Company has appointed Barry L. Pennypacker as president and ceo of Manitowoc Cranes.

Pennypacker will report to current interim chairman and ceo of The Manitowoc Company, Kenneth W. Krueger. Current president of Manitowoc Cranes, Larry J. Weyers, will continue with the company as executive vice president of the cranes division.

Most recently, Pennypacker served as founder, president and ceo of Quantum Lean - manufacturer and supplier of precision components. Prior to that he was president and ceo of engineered industrial machinery manufacturer Gardner Denver.