February 7, 2017

CLARK Strengthens its Executive Team

February 7th, 2017

CLARK Material Handling Company recently bolstered its executive team with the promotions of Scott Johnson, Dale Guckian and Rick Dahlke.

Scott Johnson Scott Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with overall responsibility for Clark's new equipment and aftermarket parts sales teams, national accounts, government sales, dealer development, technical training and used truck sales. Scott joined Clark in 1995, and most recently served as Clark's Vice President of Dealer Services. In his new role, Scott will continue to report to Chuck Mix, Vice President of Operations.
Dale Guckian has been promoted to Director of Dealer Development. Dale is also a material handling industry veteran, having begun his career in 1986. Dale has extensive experience in all aspects of dealer operations, and his knowledge of Clark and North American distribution will significantly enhance Clark's ability to recruit and retain strong, independent dealers. Dale will report to Scott Johnson. Dale Gukian
Rick Dahlke Rick Dahlke has been promoted to Director of New Equipment Sales. Rick will manage Clark's regional sales team, and will be the key interface with key end user accounts. Rick is a respected material handling industry veteran, beginning his career in 1991, and has worked extensively with dealers and major account customers. Rick will report to Scott Johnson.


"We have assembled a very experienced team which will be singularly focused on growth and engagement at all levels of our business," commented Chuck Mix. "By bringing our sales, training, dealer development and customer service teams under one umbrella, we will be ensuring that we meet our dealers and customers every material handling need."

"With the addition of Rick Dahlke and Dale Guckian into senior leadership positions, Clark has assembled an enviable team of material handling professionals," noted Scott Johnson. "Clark is well positioned for growth in market share, customer satisfaction and profitability as it prepares to celebrate 100 years in the material handling business this May."


About CLARK Material Handling Company

CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers.

For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit us on the World Wide Web at www.clarkmhc.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/clarkmhcna or call toll free 866-252-5275.