Manitou Group, a global leader in rough-terrain handling, announces the appointment of Elisabeth Ausimour as president of the Material Handling & Access (MHA) division. She also becomes a member of the Group's Executive Committee. Her mission will be to guide the design and production of Manitou-brand products.
A graduate of EPF Ecole d'ingénieurs, Elisabeth Ausimour began her career in shipbuilding at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, where she held multiple positions in purchasing for five years. She joined Manitou Group in 2005 and assumed responsibility for hydraulic purchasing. In 2009, Elisabeth Ausimour evolved within the Group and took over customer quality. From 2011 to 2016, she directed the Candé platform plant (Maine-et-Loire). With her team, she reorganized and strengthened the platforms business, making it a growth driver for the Group. In 2016, she assumed responsibility for one of the Group's transformation programs in connection with the implementation of an ERP.
As president of the MHA division, Ausimour's primary role is now to guide the development of the division and strengthen its profitability, with a major focus on energy transition and technology.
"After 14 years at Manitou Group, I am delighted to take over for Fernand Mira, to whom the company owes a lot today. It is very exciting to work in a company where I have had the opportunity to evolve through various positions and responsibilities and now to join the Executive Committee," said Ausimour. "With the talents of the MHA division, we are going to launch major transformation projects to achieve our ambitions of growth. Our role is to put innovation and industrial performance at the service of value creation for our customers."