Man Lift Mfg. Co. Appoints Phil Sprio to President and CEO

Sprio replaces Jeff Bailey, who founded the company in 2000

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Cudahy, WI - Man Lift Manufacturing Co. (“Man Lift”), a leading manufacturer of mobile hydraulic equipment for specialty markets and hazardous environments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Sprio to the position of president and CEO. Mr. Sprio succeeds Jeff Bailey, who founded the company in Milwaukee in 2000.

Mr. Bailey has been instrumental in the success of Man Lift, and will remain a director of the Company and continue his involvement in the design and engineering of custom lifts for customers worldwide. He will also serve as a member of the Board of Man Lift’s parent company Universal Manufacturing Co. of Lincoln, NE.

Mr. Sprio assumed his new role as of January 1. According to Don Dunn, president and CEO of Universal Manufacturing Co., “In Phil, we have found the right person to lead Man Lift. Phil has a strong background in all of the areas that are critical to Man Lift’s future growth.

“Phil has had great success in growing companies in the past and brings strong leadership skills and a customer focus that complements his experience in the aerial and material handling industries. We acquired Man Lift because we identified great opportunity for growth; we continue to believe we were correct and believe Phil is the right person to help us achieve this growth,” Dunn continued.

Man Lift is located in Milwaukee Wisconsin and manufactures its products in the United States. Man Lift products are used every day by our customers in the aerospace, defense, aircraft manufacture, aircraft maintenance, food, chemical, tree care, window cleaning, and oil and gas industries. For further information please visit