Manitou Group announced that Daniel Miller, CEO of Manitou Americas, will leave the company effective April 30. Miller will remain active to assist with the transition while the company conducts an external search for his successor.

Miller has been CEO since April 2010. He joined Manitou Americas in 2001 as director of operations, eventually becoming vice president of operations. Manitou acquired Gehl Co. in Oct. 2008.

Miller has been active in industry and community groups, most recently service as a board member for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers in the construction equipment sector.

“However difficult this is, now is the right time for me to make this move as I engage in the next phase of my life,” said Miller. “The talented leadership in place gives me great confidence about Manitou Americas’ ability for continued success to develop  a sustainable and continued vision of growth for the company that will guide Manitou Americas well into the future.”

Manitou’s core brands are Manitou, Gehl and Mustang. The company is based in Ancenis, France, with U.S. headquarters in West Bend, Wis.