JLG Promotes Alton to VP and GM for Caterpillar Alliance Group

Posted on April 28, 2008

JLG Industries Inc. has promoted Rick Alton to vice president and general manager for JLG’s Caterpillar Alliance Group (CAG). In his new position, Alton will be responsible for the continued growth and expansion of the CAG and will continue to build on the global alliance with Caterpillar. Alton will also continue to develop the global high performance team and implement the business strategies related to the CAG.

“Rick has worked with our partners at Caterpillar since the inception of our alliance to build CAT-branded telehandlers in 2006,” said Craig Paylor, president of JLG. “He has an exceptional commitment to quality and understands the importance of continuing to support Caterpillar and its dealers worldwide.”

Alton began his career with the aerial work platform and telescopic material handler manufacturer, JLG, in 1996 as a product specialist. Since then, he has held a variety of positions including account manager, regional sales manager, and global sales and product support vice president for the CAG.