Maxim Crane CEO retires

Oct. 17, 2021

Bryan Carlisle has retired as CEO of Maxim Crane Works, Wilder, Ky. Carlisle has worked for Maxim and its predecessor companies for more than 45 years and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors. Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer, also has departed Maxim to pursue other opportunities.

Michael Kneeland, chairman of the Maxim board and former president and CEO of United Rentals, will continue in his role. Maxim has formed an interim Office of the CEO to provide ongoing leadership and oversight of day-to-day operations while the company conducts a search for a new CEO. The Office of the CEO includes Sean Collopy, chief financial officer and treasurer; Don Goebel, chief legal officer and chief tax officer; and Larry Lis, vice president of the Midwest region.

“On behalf of the entire board and Maxim organization, I want to thank Bryan for his many contributions over more than four decades with the company and its predecessors,” said Kneeland. “Maxim has grown into the largest crane rental company in the world, and we believe we are well positioned for the future. We appreciate Bryan’s continued leadership and are grateful to benefit from his ongoing contributions as a member of our board. The formation of the Office of the CEO will allow Sean, Don and Larry to continue to execute on the company’s strategic priorities and deliver superior service to customers during the CEO search. We are pleased to have executives of their caliber take on these added responsibilities, and we are confident that our customers and employees are in capable hands leading Maxim forward. The board is already working actively to identify the best CEO for Maxim to enhance our market leadership.”


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