Following the retirement of Esa Peltola who had been with the company over 45 years, Harry Clayhills has been named as managing director, Bronto Skylift Oy Ab, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation. Bronto Skylift is headquartered in Tampere, Finland with locations in Orlando, Florida and throughout the world.
Clayhills rejoins the Federal Signal organization where he began in 1996 as an auditor in its corporate offices. He continued to assume roles of increasing responsibility throughout a six-year career with the company, culminating in the position of Fire Rescue Group Director of European Operations.
Clayhills brings to Bronto a record of successful achievement in multi-national corporations and small businesses across Europe and the U.S. His experience in heavy equipment manufacturing provides a strong foundation to lead Bronto Skylift and continue its worldwide success. He served most recently as Managing Director, Reka kaapeli Oy, an electrical cable manufacturing company in Hyvinkää, Finland. His experience also includes positions within the Marrioff Corporation Oy, a leading provider of water-mist fire protection that is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, Vaitra Oy, a tractor manufacturer in Finland within AGCO Corporation, and Vestas-America Wind Technology, Inc.
Clayhills holds a Master of Science, Finance and Investment degree from the Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland and is fluent in Finnish, English, and Swedish.