Morbark Annouces Leadership Change

Bradley Boehler to Succeed Dave Herr as Vice President of Forestry and Tree Care Group and President of Morbark Holdings

Bradley Boehler
Bradley Boehler

WINN, MICH. – August 6, 2020 – Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill, and biomass markets, announced today the appointment of Bradley (Brad) Boehler as the successor to current Vice President of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and President of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr, effective August 24, 2020. 

Herr joined Morbark initially as a board director and then as its CEO in October 2016. He successfully led the Company through a period of intense growth, operational improvement, acquisition, and integration of complementary businesses, including Rayco Manufacturing, LLC, and Denis Cimaf, Inc., and finally, the transfer of ownership to Alamo Group in 2019. 
“Dave will surely be missed, but we wish him continued success in the future and thank him for his many contributions to Morbark’s success and to Alamo Group,” said Jeff Leonard, Executive Vice President, Alamo Group, Industrial Division.

Herr said, “It has been an honor and privilege to lead Morbark and be able to work with so many talented and dedicated individuals during my time here. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished during this time and extremely optimistic about the future. Brad is an exceptional and proven leader, and I look forward to working with him to ensure a smooth transition and the Business Unit’s continued success under his guidance.”

Before joining Alamo Group, Boehler was President of the Skyjack Group, a major Canadian manufacturer of aerial lift equipment, including scissor lifts and telehandlers. During his sixteen years at Skyjack, he led the Company through a period of very high growth and performance improvement. Before joining Skyjack, he worked for seven years at Tigercat International Inc., in various engineering and technical positions. Tigercat is a privately owned Canadian manufacturer of high-quality forestry equipment and specialized off-road industrial machinery.

He is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served as an Engineering Officer in the Construction Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering granted by the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey Business School. Brad, who hails from Alberta Canada, and his wife Melinda, will be relocating to Central Michigan in the coming months.  

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About Morbark, LLC
Recently acquired by Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG), Morbark, LLC has been innovating and manufacturing durable, high-performance equipment for more than 60 years. Morbark’s equipment helps customers to process and convert waste wood and other organic materials into sellable end products. Morbark produces a full line of brush chippers, stump cutters, mini skid steers, forestry mulchers, aerial trimmers, whole tree, and biomass chippers, flails, horizontal and tub grinders, sawmill equipment, material handling systems, and mulcher head attachments for excavators, backhoes, and skid steers under the Morbark, Rayco, Denis Cimaf and Boxer brands. Sales and aftermarket support are conducted through a worldwide, authorized dealer network. For more information, please visit www.morbark.com

About Alamo Group Inc.
Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of high-quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture, and other applications. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements, forestry equipment, and related aftermarket parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 4,070 employees and operates 30 plants in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil as of June 30, 2020. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas.