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With roots dating back to 1859, Manitou Americas (formerly known as Gehl Company) is a producer of Gehl, Manitou and Mustang branded equipment for construction, agriculture, industry and beyond. Headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, Manitou Americas maintains North American operations in Madison and Yankton, South Dakota, Waco, Texas and Belvidere, Illinois. While Manitou Americas has had a presence in international markets for over 50 years, it became a true global company in 2008 when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitou Group, based in Ancenis, France.

As a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment worldwide, we recruit top-caliber individuals to enrich our global success. An equal opportunity employer, Manitou Americas offers a competitive salary and benefit package, numerous advancement opportunities, and the tools and training necessary to encourage employee growth.


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Benefits

Manitou Americas is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive.

Our benefits program offers:

  • Health Insurance
  • Live Health Online Virtual Doctor
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (including spouse & child coverage)
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) plus employer match
  • PTO
  • Holidays
  • Float Holiday

Other unique benefits we offer:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Company Social Events
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Financial Advisors
  • Tobacco-Cessation Programs
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Scholarship Program
 

 

The Rundown

Manitou North America Strengthens Product Management and Marketing Initiatives

Mike Sover and Julie Ryer join the team

 

WEST BEND, Wis. (November 29, 2018) – Manitou North America has added two new roles to its product management and

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 marketing teams to strengthen support for a growing number of customers and market opportunities with its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands. Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager. 

“We have been focused on adding depth and experience to our teams to support our overall growth and new product goals for North America,” said Jeff Weido, senior director of product management and marketing for Manitou North America. “We introduced MEWPs to the United States and Canada this year, and Mike will be focused on ensuring these products continue to meet both market and customer demand. Julie will have a similar emphasis on strategically growing our Service and Solutions products, including EDGE attachments. We are experiencing high demand in both of these areas, and we are excited to have Mike and Julie on board to build upon those growth opportunities.”

Sover joins Manitou North America with extensive product management and marketing experience in the construction industry, adept in all aspects of product and market development. Most recently, as product manager at Master Lock, he was responsible for leading the strategic growth initiatives and new product innovation for the Locker Lock product category. Sover’s prior experience includes product management and marketing positions at Illinois Tool Works, Emerson Electric (Knaack Division) and Revcor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Ryer brings a diverse background of marketing, sales and account management to Manitou North America. In her most recent role as account manager for Lavelle Industries, she was in charge of new business development. Her focus over the past decade has been on developing sales strategies, executing new product launches and gathering the voice of the customer to solidify the growth of numerous large-scale national accounts. Ryer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

Manitou North America, located in West Bend, Wis., is a subsidiary of Manitou Group, a global market leader in rough-terrain handling for construction, agriculture and industry through the Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands. For more information on Manitou Group, visit manitou-group.com.