GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 5, 2016) - Sixteen dealer divisions across North America have achieved the elite status of 2015 Hyster Dealer of Distinction, an annual award recognizing dealers who have driven their companies to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of the business.
With more than 116 dealers throughout North America, these 16 dealer divisions have fulfilled defined performance criteria and operating standards, including customer satisfaction, new unit sales, rental, aftermarket and service support, engineered products, training and general management. Hyster raises the performance standards annually to keep pace with industry dynamics, while ensuring customer expectations are exceeded.
"The Hyster® brand is synonymous with unrivaled toughness, dependability, innovation and a commitment to service before, during and after the sale," said David Furman, President of Sales and Marketing for Hyster. "Our comprehensive dealer network is dedicated to creating strong, collaborative relationships that help customers increase productivity while reducing total cost of ownership. We're delighted to honor this select group of dealers for their outstanding achievements and contributions in support of Hyster and its customers."
Hyster recognized the following 2015 Dealer of Distinction Award recipients with a special celebration on April 15, 2016 at Sea Island Resorts in Sea Island, Georgia:
Alta Equipment - Eastern MI, Steven Greenawalt, Principal
American Machinery, Gordon Ogi, Principal
Arnold Machinery - CO, Kayden Bell, Principal
Arnold Machinery - UT, Kayden Bell, Principal
Equipco, Carl Swanson, Principal
LiftOne - South Division, Bill Ryan, Principal
MH Equipment - IL, John Wieland, Principal
MH Equipment - IA, John Wieland, Principal
MH Equipment - South OH, John Wieland, Principal
Northland Industrial Truck Company (NITCO) - ME, Alan Hammersley, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Central, WA, Chris Wetle, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Eugene, OR, Chris Wetle, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Portland, OR, Chris Wetle, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Sacramento, CA, Chris Wetle, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Seattle, WA, Chris Wetle, Principal
Papé Material Handling - Spokane Valley, WA, Chris Wetle, Principal
About Hyster Company
Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry's largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.
Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide.