United Kingdom-based aerial work platform manufacturer last week named Gary Crook senior design engineer. He will be responsible for creating and developing an UpRight center of design excellence in the United States. He will recruit and build his own team; while working closely with the design engineers already based in Vigo Centre, UpRight’s European headquarters.
“Gary and his team will accelerate our program to produce a full line of UpRight booms and scissors, through launching new products to re-introducing UpRight machines that were discontinued under the previous owners,” said Darren Kell, chief executive of UpRight.
Crook originally joined UpRight in July 1995. He designed the AB46 self-propelled boom among others, before leaving to join JLG in April 2004.
“The return of key former members of the UpRight team, like Gary Crook, Doug King and Frank Lyons, is a great endorsement for us, because it demonstrates their belief in both our growth strategy for UpRight and our ability to execute it,” added Kell.
UpRight’s U.S. headquarters is in Madera, Calif.
Gary Crook re-joins Upright from JLG.