Tim Frank, a construction equipment executive with global experience in sales, marketing, operations and product development, has been named chairman of Sany America Inc. In this newly created position, Frank has overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. The appointment is effective immediately.
"Tim Frank's vision, strategic thinking and record of accomplishment will serve Sany well as we grow our presence in the Americas," said Liang Wengen, chairman of the board of Sany Group, based in Changsha, China. "Tim knows what needs to be done to establish Sany as a market leader as it is in China and in other regions around the world. He will pursue this goal with vigor."
Frank was most recently a consultant working on global strategic planning for the board of Sany Group in Shanghai, China. Prior, he was vice president of retail distribution and senior vice president of operations strategy and marketing at Volvo Construction Equipment, Asheville, N.C. He also served at Volvo as vice president of sales and marketing, and vice president of excavators, helping to grow that company's market share and profitability over the past eight years. Frank previously served in various global sales and marketing capacities at CNH Global and Caterpillar.
"Sany is the fastest growing construction equipment manufacturer in the world by a significant margin, with unprecedented results in China and other markets around the world," Frank said. "Construction contractors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America will soon come to know Sany America for helping them get the job done in a competitive economy."
Frank, 44, is a native of Peoria, Ill. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master's degree in history from Illinois State University.