Sany America has named Mike Rhoda, a construction and industrial equipment executive with extensive international experience in marketing, operations, product development and sales, CEO of Sany America. Rhoda replaces Tim Frank, who recently resigned as chairman and CEO in October.

Rhoda will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.

“Mike Rhoda has more than two decades of directly relevant experience in the off-highway equipment sector, including work in Asia and emerging markets,” said Liang Wengen, chairman of the board of Sany Group, based in Beijing, China. “Mike’s strategic expertise and record of accomplishment will serve Sany well as we continue to grow our presence and further establish our brand as a market leader in North and Central America.

“We will build on the company’s recent successes, which include a significant expansion of our dealer network, as well as growing sales and profit in this important market,” said Rhoda. “Sany is the fifth-largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world, and has a great reputation in China for product support and service. We intend to work hard to ensure that every Sany customer here can count on excellent support as well.”

Rhoda previously was chief technology officer with Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment. He also served at Volvo Construction Equipment as vice president of product development, and was president and CEO of its excavator business line. Rhoda previously worked in various senior management positions at Ingersoll Rand.

Sany America is based in Peachtree City, Ga.