BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and services for material handling, today announced the appointment of Mario Y. Ramos as Vice President, Global Product Development. In this role, Mr. Ramos will be responsible for product development, engineering and product management. He will lead the product development strategy including the strategic planning process, product development execution, technology partnerships and product launch coordination. He will work closely with the leadership team to establish go-to-market strategies and portfolio optimization initiatives.
Mr. Ramos brings to Columbus McKinnon a wealth of success leading new product development efforts at Schneider Electric where he was instrumental in the development of products incorporating both hardware and software. In his leadership roles over the last 18 years, Mr. Ramos was also responsible for technology and product roadmaps, product management, strategic marketing, and partnership integrations. He also developed centers of excellence in North America and supported the product digital web evolution to improve customer engagement.
Mark D. Morelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Mario Is a great addition to the Columbus McKinnon team, especially as we progress into Phase II of our Blueprint 2021 strategic plan. He brings the leadership skills and experience needed to create our new product development program, a key element of our effort to ramp our growth engine. I am confident Mario will be a great contributor in our transformation into a leading industrial technology company.”
Mr. Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de las Americas, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations and digital power and motion control systems. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available at http://www.cmworks.com.
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