Crown Announces Executive Moves and Environmental News

After 46-years in the material handling industry with Crown Equipment Corporation, Jim Moran will move from his most recent role as senior vice president to Crown’s board of directors. Moran will be succeeded by Jim Mozer, formerly of Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson. Moran made the announcement at the Industrial Truck Association’s (ITA) Spring Meeting last week.

“Throughout his career, Jim has been devoted to making Crown a world leader in the material handling industry,” said Jim Dicke III, president, Crown Equipment Corporation. “He has personally supported many of Crown’s largest customers, developed some of our company’s earliest overseas offices, and pioneered many of Crown’s account service offerings. Jim’s hard work and dedication to Crown’s success have made him a force in our company and in our industry. We will be forever grateful to him for the impact he has had.”

Moran held several industry leadership positions during his tenure, including more than 20 years as a member of the ITA Executive Committee. He began his third term as president of ITA in January. He previously served as ITA president in 1993 and 2002.

In his new role as senior vice president, Mozer will oversee Crown’s international sales and marketing programs as well as business operations throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

In other Crown news, the company announced that its Crown Lift Trucks branch in Dayton, Ohio, achieved zero landfill status. The facility is the first company-owned retail dealership and the third Crown facility to fully divert its waste from landfills through repurposing and recycling. The company’s zero landfill initiative across its operations is a component of its ecologic commitment to a clean environment and smart business practices.

In previous years, the Dayton facility annually sent an estimated 150 to 200 cubic yards of waste to landfills. After implementing recycling initiatives and removing disposable items from its operations, the facility estimates a near-reversal of those numbers, generating 200 cubic yards of recycling and 60 cubic yards of non-recyclable waste that is used for power generation.

Crown plans to use the Dayton branch’s approach as a best practice for its more than 50 additional Crown-owned dealers to review as they consider implementing similar programs.

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