Richard L. Alton II

Manitou Group announced that Richard L. Alton II has been appointed president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, effective April 17.  Alton, who succeeds Dan Miller, will report directly to Michel Denis, CEO of the Manitou Group. He will be based in West Bend, Wis.

Alton was most recently vice president of distribution at Contech Engineered Solutions, a supplier of site products for engineers and contractors. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade at JLG, most recently as vice president of International Sales, Market Development and Customer Support, where his responsibilities included managing all facets of international sales, after sales support, global product launches and overseeing strategic partnerships on a worldwide basis.

Manitou Group is a global manufacturer of all-terrain material handling equipment for construction, agricultural, mining and industrial applications, with core brands of  Manitou, Gehl and Mustang.