Mecalac North America strengthens its sales and service teams: CEG

Mecalac North America sales and service teams continue to grow as the company celebrates five years in the United States and Canada. Team members pictured include (L-R) Gina Mazzotta, Vincent Talotta, Peter Bigwood, Adrien Thomas, Sarah Brixi, Greg Bouvier, Geoffrey Andrews and Mike Shireman.

Mecalaca designer, manufacturer and global distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, celebrated five years as an incorporated company in the North American market.

To support its rapidly growing dealer network and growing demand for the company’s compact and rail excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders and off-highway trucks, Mecalac North America has expanded its sales and service and actively recruiting additional members.

“North America has been very receptive to Mecalac and recognizes the value our products bring to the market,” said Peter Bigwood, Managing Director of Mecalac North America.

“As more and more dealers join us and more and more machines are operating in the United States and Canada, it is essential to continue to provide a high level of service and support. Now is the time. to expand our North American team.”

Manuel “Manny” Mendez

As part of this growth, Manuel “Manny” Mendez has joined the sales team, bringing his experience with major equipment brands, including Merlo and Manitou.

Mendez began his career as a material handling specialist with Linder Industrial Machinery Company of Plant City, Florida. His next career change took him to Briggs Equipment as a Miami Territory Manager for Hyster/Yale and Manitou telehandlers. He then worked as a regional sales manager/dealer development manager for Magni telehandlers.

He most recently served as Sales Manager for Applied Machinery Sales, which supplies and services Merlo telehandlers in the United States.

As Mecalac North America’s longest-serving employee, Geoffrey Andrews’ role within the sales team expands. In addition to continuing to serve as Regional Sales Manager for Canada, he will work with dealerships across North America, providing sales training, product training and equipment demonstrations.

Andrews, who was trained by top Mecalac operators, will be the company’s first dedicated North American equipment demonstration operator.

Mecalac North America has also added two new after-sales service engineers, Joseph Tellier and Vincent Talotta. Their role is to provide on-site technical training and ongoing troubleshooting assistance for the Mecalac dealer network.

Joseph Tellier

Tellier has extensive experience servicing and repairing a variety of equipment. He spent 11 years in the US Army Reserve, where he held several positions, including heavy mobile equipment repairer and electronics technician. In 2011, he was deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan where he served as a squad leader, wheeled vehicle mechanic and recovery vehicle operator. He also served as a motor sergeant in Kuwait. After his military service, he joined Herc Rentals where he started as a construction equipment service technician and worked his way up to service manager in Massachusetts.

Talotta joins Mecalac North America after working at Mecalac’s manufacturing facility in France. He worked as a mechanic and held positions focused on technical support and training.

Mendez, Andrews and Talotta are all bilingual. If needed, Mendez can provide assistance in Spanish while Andrews and Talotta can provide assistance in French.

“We are thrilled with the team we have built in North America and continue to seek out talented professionals who believe in the Mecalac method,” said Bigwood. “The North American market has been very welcoming to us, and we are ready to provide all the support our dealers and customers need to be successful.”

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