Thomas Equipment last week appointed Donald Sturwold regional business manager, mid-central USA, responsible for sales and business development of Thomas skid-steer loaders.
Sturwold, who will be in charge of developing Thomas’ business in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, will report directly to Gilbert Bedard, vice president of global sales.
“Don’s in-market experience in the mid-central states and skill in marketing skid steers, excavators and other heavy equipment, along with his accomplishments building sales in the region will be an asset to Thomas dealers and customers as he helps grow Thomas’ skid-steer loader business,” said Bedard.
Before joining Thomas, Sturwold was territory manager for northern Indiana and southern Michigan at NationsRent, Elkhart, Ind., where he helped lead his office to winning the Most Improved Award in a company competition. Before that, he was a sales representative at Rush Equipment Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., selling a full line of John Deere and Bomag Construction equipment in Southwest Michigan. Earlier in his career, he was a direct sales representative for Wacker Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wisc., focusing on a full line of construction equipment in a three-state territory.
Thomas Equipment is a unit of Osiris Corp.