Aki Sand, M.Sc., BBA has been appointed Junttan’s new manager of customer services. Sand will begin his post April 20, 2015. He previously served as the director of customer service process management at Konecranes Plc.

Sand has in-depth and extensive experience regarding the service and spare parts operations of a mechanical engineering company operating in the global market. He takes up his post as Junttan with an open mind and ready for the new challenges of further developing Junttan’s customer services. 

Courtesy of Hercules MachineryHercules Machinery introduced the first side-grip in the industry 17 years ago and since then has perfected the Movax® Sonic SideGrip®, placing more than 500 units at worksites throughout the U.S. and Canada. An excavator-mounted attachment, this vibratory pile driver features an articulating side-grip with two unique side-gripping jaws and one bottom jaw that deliver unmatched dexterity when handling, driving or extracting nearly any style of piling.

Battling Arctic temperatures, 24-hour darkness and shipping delays, the Ruskin team constructed an iron ore loading dock with great precision

By Lisa Kopochinski

Ruskin Construction is currently completing work on an iron ore dock at Canada’s northernmost producing mine – the Mary River site on the northern end of Baffin Island – for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.

This is quite a feat since this remote location is 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Nunavut, and has an average winter temperature of -30 degrees Celsius with several months of 24-hour darkness.

Louis Fritz, P.Eng., Bermingham Foundation Solutions

Describe your current job at Bermingham. 
Louis Fritz: I’m a sales engineer – what I do is sell equipment that we engineer and manufacture. The area I cover is all of Canada, and the northeastern and northwestern U.S.

What are your areas of responsibility? 
LF: My role is mainly a sales function. I handle the sales and rental of all of our equipment, but I also spend a lot of my time supporting my customers with a bid scheme and a site startup. I think that puts my role on a bit of a different level than simply sales.

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