Tuesday, September 02, 2014
NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has appointed Brett Schemerhorn as President, Big Trucks Americas. The specialized Big Trucks team was developed as part of a recent reorganization to enhance the company’s focus on meeting the specialized materials handling needs and challenges of end-users of these products.
“Not only are big trucks emblematic of our brands, but given their high lifting capacity needs and complex operating environments, big trucks can also present the most challenging set of lift truck applications in the materials handling industry,” said Schemerhorn. “This new group is evidence of our company’s knowledge of and commitment to driving value and reducing operating costs for these critical market segments, and I welcome the opportunity this new role presents.”
A driven leader and team-builder, Schemerhorn has nearly 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry. He joined NMHG as an inventory analyst in 1995 and has worked his way through a series of increasingly significant positions, including the vice president of National Accounts and vice president of sales for Hyster Company. Most recently, he served as the vice president of Marketing for NMHG, where he was responsible for the overall marketing of the Hyster®, Yale® and UTILEV® brands to customers, dealers and internal personnel.
Until a replacement can be found for Schemerhorn’s previous position, the Marketing department will report to Chuck Pascarelli, president, Sales and Marketing Americas for NMHG.
“NMHG is certainly not new to the challenges of big truck applications, and everything we do, including the creation of this group, is designed to leverage our expertise to a greater degree for the benefit of our dealers and customers,” said Pascarelli. “Given his background, Brett knows not only the industry but is keenly aware of the needs and challenges customers face. He will make an excellent leader for this team, and we look forward to the positive impact he will have in creating a more focused, customer-centric approach to providing durable and trusted lift trucks.”
Schemerhorn holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University.
A world leader in the lift truck industry, NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. NMHG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, employ approximately 5,100 people worldwide.