Dubai-based online crane rental platform MyCrane has bolstered its team in the USA with the appointment of three experienced sales professionals.


Pictured from left: MYCRANE’s Andres Cuevas; Robert Baty (standing); Erik Altena (seated); Jason Travis.

Jason Travis has been named vice president for the US division in the Southwest; Robert Baty joins as vice president for the US division in the Southeast; and Andres Cuevas as a national account executive. 

Based in Houston, Travis has over 25 years of experience in commercial heavy equipment rentals and sales. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the platform’s day-to-day operations in Southwest USA.  

Also based in Houston, Cuevas serves as a connection between clients and crane suppliers. He previously held a sales position at an equipment rental company where he was responsible for managing national and local accounts.  

In Southeast USA, Baty is a seasoned lifting professional who has previously worked for United Crane and Rigging, B&B Steel and Southway Crane and Rigging. He will be based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  

MyCrane established its own operation in the USA back in 2022, as HLPFI reported here, and recently secured funding from private investors to support its global expansion. Andrei Geikalo, founder and ceo of MyCrane, explained: “Our growth plans include a particular focus on the key markets of the USA, South Asia and Saudi Arabia – and MyCrane will be active in all of those territories, with its own operations, in a matter of weeks.

“It was therefore logical to boost our operations in the USA, where we see activity driven by investment in sectors such as the construction, renovation and expansion of manufacturing plants, as well as renewable energy and carbon capture and storage.” 

He said that the appointments will ensure the company has the best expertise to support its growth objectives in North America, which will also see the company open a facility in Pearland, Texas, in the coming weeks.