Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Rick’s previous experience at Pentalift, advancing from Designer to Engineering Manager in 1993 – 1999, provided him with a solid background in Pentalift’s product lines.  The following fourteen years at Skyjack as Engineering Manager, Product Development Manager and Chief Engineer provided invaluable experience with advanced equipment design, manufacturing and quality processes.  He brings with him a strong background in molding manufacturing processes to suit equipment design requirements.  He plans to use these capabilities to enhance product quality and manufacturing efficiency.

“It feels like home.” says Rick.  “But Pentalift has evolved significantly since I was last here.  It has a robust product line and excellent manufacturing capabilities, but I see opportunity to adapt processes and technologies from other fields to further strengthen our position as leaders in delivering high value and high quality products.”

Clint Glass, Vice President of Pentalift Equipment Corporation adds: “Pentalift looks forward to Rick’s contribution to solidifying our position as market leaders in the loading dock and material handling industry.”

Pentalift Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of loading dock equipment, lift tables and positioning equipment. Pentalift provides a complete line of mechanical and hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraint safety systems, dock seals and dock lifts. Pentalift provides a complete line of hydraulic and pneumatic lift tables, tilt tables, rotating tables and custom designed lift tables and positioning equipment to suit a wide range of applications. Pentalift products are designed to increase safety and productivity.

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Mike Earle


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