October 6 - Terex Cranes has appointed Frank Schröder as director of product management, all terrain cranes, and Suresh Natarajan as director of product management, rough terrain cranes.
In these newly established positions, Schröder and Natarajan will be responsible for leading Terex's global product management teams in the development and execution of product line development and strategies.
Schröder has been with Terex for 16 years and held various roles at the company, most recently serving as director of commercial and product support strategy. Natarajan returns to Terex from Manitowoc, where he served as director of global engineering services.
The appointments form part of Terex's new product engineering, development and management approach in its cranes business, which the manufacturer says aims to better align the company's resources towards a more efficient design and development process.
"We have assembled a global product team for our four global crane product lines: all terrains, crawlers, rough terrains and towers," explained Ken Lousberg, president of Terex Cranes.
"These teams will work closely with our customers to ensure we develop products that benefit their current and future needs. At the same time, they will also work closely with our local engineering teams and new engineering competency centres to ensure consistency in product design."
Terex stated that it will announce further positions in the course of the year.
Frank Schröder (left) and Suresh Natarajan.