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Manitou names Western Region VP

November 19, 2018  By Manitou Group

David Chickowski has been appointed Western Region vice-president for Manitou North America. Photo: Manitou Group

David Chickowski has been appointed Western Region vice-president for Manitou North America. In this key leadership role, Chickowski will oversee all sales activities for Manitou, Gehl, Mustang by Manitou and EDGE brands in the western region of the United States and Canada. He will be focused on driving overall growth and profitability in the region by developing strategic market initiatives and strategies for the dealer network, rental customers and other market channels.

“David’s industry knowledge and leadership experience will be a tremendous asset to Manitou North America as we serve our customers in the western region,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and vice-president of sales and marketing for the North American region. “David’s position as our western regional vice president is a new role for Manitou North America and will be critical to our organization as we align resources to support our customers and drive their success.”

Chickowski joins Manitou North America with a diverse background in channel development, distribution, national accounts and dealer management. Most recently, as the director of business development, he led business development and strategic initiatives at Stanley Black & Decker that contributed to the launch of new products, increased sales and growth management. Prior to that, Chickowski was vice president of sales for Laymor Products and spent eight years working for JLG Industries in various leadership and sales roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Central Florida.

Manitou North America, located in West Bend, Wis., is a subsidiary of Manitou Group, a global market leader in rough-terrain handling for construction, agriculture and industry through the Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands. For more information on Manitou Group, visit


Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, designs, produces, distributes and ensures services equipment for construction, agriculture and industries. The group’s product lines include: fixed, rotating and heavy tonnage rough-terrain telehandlers; rough-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts; skid-steer loaders on wheels or tracks; articulated loaders; backhoe loaders; aerial work platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; warehousing equipment and attachments. Through its iconic brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou – and its network of 1,500 dealers worldwide, the Group offers the best solutions by creating optimum value for its customers. Headquartered in France, the group recorded revenue of 1.6 billion euros across 140 countries in 2017, and it employs 4,200 people, all committed to satisfying customers. 

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