Maxim Crane, believed to be North America’s largest crane rental company, has named Bryan Carlisle CEO, replacing Art Innamorato. Carlisle, previously chief operating officer for Maxim, has worked for Maxim and predecessor companies for 33 years, having started out in his family’s Carlisle Crane business, which was acquired by Maxim in 1999.

Before serving as COO, Carlisle was a senior vice president overseeing Maxim’s Midwest and Southeast regions, and headed up the crawler crane and tower crane product lines for the company.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to lead a company that has been such a big part of my life and my career,” said Carlisle. “I strongly believe we have the deepest and most talented team in the industry. I am excited to work with our leadership group and all of Maxim’s dedicated employees to continue delivering the high levels of value and service our customers deserve.”

Carlisle said the company’s top priorities are continuing to increase equipment utilization, expanding and strengthening customer relationships, and maintaining Maxim’s commitment to safety.

“Bryan has spent most of his life in the crane and construction industry, and he has proven to be an exceptional leader,” said Louis Samson, partner at Platinum Equity, which acquired Maxim Crane in 2008. “He has an outstanding reputation in the industry and under his leadership, I am confident we have the right people, equipment and resources to execute the strategic plan and continue delivering profitable growth.”

Maxim’s senior management team also includes Randy Johnston, president of the central region; Mark Swaney, president of the west region; Larry Lis, vice president of the northeast region; Joe Vaccarello, chief financial officer; and Frank Bardonaro, president of sales.

Maxim Crane, based in Bridgeville, Pa., is No. 13 on the RER 100.