CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 chairman announced

News CONEXPO-CON/AGG May 17, 2006
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Chuck Martz, president of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. in Lexington, Ky., has been named chairman of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 exposition, which will be held March 11-15, 2008, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is held every three years and will be the largest international gathering place in 2008 for the construction industries, showcasing the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 will also feature a comprehensive education program during the five-day exposition, with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology.

The show is run for and by the industry, and Martz will lead a show management board of volunteer business executives from both the exhibitor and attendee sides.

Martz began his career with Link-Belt in 1975 in his hometown of Lexington, Ky., after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1973. He held various accounting and financial positions and was named vice president of finance and administration in 1990. In 1994, he was named vice president of manufacturing and in 1998, Martz assumed his current responsibility of president of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., which is a stand-alone subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries.

Named as vice chairman of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 Management Board is Michael Haberman, president of Gradall Co., New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Also serving on the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 Management Committee, in addition to Chuck Martz and Michael Haberman, are:

• Thomas Baird IV, director of sales and marketing of CONCO Cos. of Springfield, Springfield, Mo.;

• Steven Berglund, President/CEO of Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, Calif.;

• Brenton Cook, senior vice president of Aggregate Industries (retired), Marco Island, Fla.;

• Rick Feltes, vice president of Feltes Sand and Gravel Co. Inc., Elburn, Ill.;

• Thomas Flynn, president of Flynn Ready-Mix Concrete Co., Dubuque, Iowa;

• Robert Garbini, president of Hubscher and Son Inc., Mt. Pleasant, Mich.;

• Debbie George, director of marketing of Genie Industries, Redmond, Va.;

• Charles Hawkins III, executive vice president and COO of National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.;

• Chuck Hubscher, president of Hubscher and Son Inc., Mt. Pleasant, Mich.;

• Bill Mayo, vice president North American Commercial Division of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.;

• Craig Olson, manager marketing communications, events and promotions of John Deere Construction, Moline, Ill.;

• Richard Patek, president of Telsmith Inc., Mequon, Wis.;

• David Rowles, president Utility Equipment of Ingersoll Rand Construction Technologies, Arlington, Va.;

• Jim Russ, senior vice president of Aggregate Industries, Stevensville, Md.;

• Dennis Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc., Asheville, N.C.;

• Dennis Slater, president of association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee;

• Ron Summers, senior vice president and general manager of California Portland Cement Co., Glendora, Calif.;

• Jeffry Swertfeger, director of advertising of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc., Dodge Center, Minn.;

• Glen Tellock, president of Manitowoc Crane Group, Manitowoc, Wis.;

• Stephen Thomas, president of Consumers Concrete Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich.; and

• Lynne Woodworth, president and CEO of Stone Construction Equipment Inc., Honeoye, N.Y.

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