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Liebherr appoints new President

Liebherr appoints new President

Liebherr announced the appointment of Mr Peter Mayr as President of Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., effective July 1, 2013. 

Mr. Mayr has held progressive leading positions within the Liebherr Group. Most recently he served as Managing Director for Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd. (LGB) and Liebherr Rental Ltd (LRL).    

Mayr began his Liebherr career in 2001 working at Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH (LWT) in Austria where he was responsible for the sales support of dozers and crawler loaders in Spain.  Still working for LWT, Mayr transferred to England and was responsible for dozers and crawler loaders in Great Britain and Ireland. From these positions he was promoted to National Sales Manager, LGB for all earthmoving products then progressed to General Manager, Earthmoving machines, LGB and LRL, and later to Managing Director.   

“I am excited to be joining the Liebherr Construction Equipment Company as President.  Together with the core Management team, I look forward to driving the company’s strategic initiatives, strengthening and growing our distribution and promoting the Liebherr brand”, Mayr said.  

Mayr resides in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife Petra and his two year old daughter Lila.  

The Liebherr family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The great success of his first mobile, easy-to-assemble and affordable tower crane was the foundation on which the company flourished. Today Liebherr is not only one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in numerous other fields. The company has now grown into a Group with more than 35,000 employees in more than 130 companies across all continents.

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