March 8 - Eric Etchart has retired from Manitowoc after 33 years with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business development at the group.

Working in France, Italy, Singapore, China and the USA, Etchart led Manitowoc Cranes as president and general manager between 2007 and 2015.

He leaves Manitowoc to pursue a number of business interests outside of the company, including involvement in board memberships and non-executive directorships for global businesses outside the lifting industry.