LiuGong Names North American Chairman
James William Donoghue has been named chairman of LiuGong Construction Machinery North America, a subsidiary of China’s LiuGong Machinery Corp. He will be responsible for all expansion strategy and for achieving strategic plan objectives for LiuGong for both North and South America. Donoghue succeeds Bi Haidong, who has been promoted to another position within LiuGong.
Donoghue joined LiuGong in 2008 as president of LiuGong Machinery, Latin America. He has more than 25 years experience in leadership roles within the construction equipment and material handling manufacturing industries, with stints at Case, Ingersoll Rand, Hyster and Yale.
LiuGong Machinery Corp., headquartered in Liuzhou, China, had $1.49 billion in sales in 2009, producing more than 38,000 units from 16 factories.