Sany America names new director


John Kuo with SANY America since 2008, has been named director in charge of port machinery products. In the new role, Kuo is tasked with expanding Sany’s port machinery business in North American markets among others; he will report into Tim Frank, Sany America chairman.

“The Sany product, including our reach stackers, empty container handlers, heavy forklifts and cranes, are designed and built for the needs of the global market,” Kuo said. “It’s my job to ensure more and more customers discover Sany as a solution for world-class equipment and performance. We’re very confident in our product and with that foundation there are no boundaries to the ports that we can call home.”

“John has done a great job for Sany the last five years in various roles and we look forward to him helping us advance our port machinery business,” Frank said. “He brings a wealth of experience in the crane and port machinery aspects of our business at many levels. This will continue to serve us well as Sany continues its trajectory as a North American provider of heavy equipment solutions.”

Kuo holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering. He began his career in 1977 as crane service manager for a Manitowoc dealership. He then served as sales director of a PPM Port Machinery and Liebherr tower crane dealership before returning to a Manitowoc, Terex, Kobelco dealership as service and operations manager. Kuo joined Sany in 2008 and served as service manager until 2011, before being named parts director.

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