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LiuGong Machinery names new director


June 27, 2017
By Liugong Machinery

June 27, 2017 – LiuGong Machinery is pleased to announce Kevin Thieneman as chairman of LiuGong North America and senior chief director of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery.

Thieneman has 24 years of experience in the construction equipment sector, most recently serving as president of Caterpillar Forest Products, and has served in senior leadership roles for Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region for over a decade. Additionally, in May, Thieneman was elected chairman of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, which is affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers and whose mission is to support the success of its members and advocate for a competitive business environment in the State of Georgia. 

“I am very pleased to join one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wheel loaders and a company committed to the success of its customers and employees,” said Thieneman. “LiuGong is a recent entrant into the North American market and I look forward to working with the local and global LiuGong teams to build a dealer network capable of supporting our customers. LiuGong’s solutions, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and tracktype tractors, offer customers the right tool for the job at a significantly lower acquisition cost. As the only construction equipment manufacturer with a nationally accredited R&D facility in China, the company is committed to remaining an industry leader.” 

“We are excited that Kevin has decided to join our organization,” said LiuGong chairman Zeng Guang’an. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to LiuGong both in North America and in the global market place. As we are committed to continuing to grow our global presence and support our customers, he will be an invaluable asset to this endeavor.” 

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For more than 58 years, LiuGong Machinery Corporation has been a leader in China’s construction equipment manufacturing industry. From building the country’s first modern wheel loader, LiuGong has evolved to become one of the fastest growing, global, CE companies in the world offering a full line of extreme duty, intuitive machines for construction equipment owners constantly challenged to do more with less. LiuGong delivers opportunity to its employees, quality products and services to its customers, financial success to its investors, and community support in the regions it serves. For further information, visit: www.liugongna.com.