September 15 - Terry Crump will officially retire from his position as director of sales at US rope manufacturer Samson on September 30, 2016.

Crump will be replaced by Vince Trotta, who joined Samson in June 2016. Trotta previously spent 19 years at GE in the locomotive, mining, and aircraft engine businesses, and served as director of North American sales at Boart Longyear.

Crump first joined Samson in 1998 as general manager of the First Washington Net factory, and has since held a number of roles at the rope manufacturer.

He will remain at the company through till the end of February 2017 to assist the transition.