Michael G. Field has been appointed the President of the Operations and Engineering Division for The Raymond Corporation, which includes manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering and procurement. Field has over 20 years of experience managing engineering and operations groups at industrial companies.
Prior to Raymond, Field served as Vice President of Global Program Management for Brooks-PRI Automation in Chelmsford, MA, which leads the semiconductor automated material handling industry with state of the art controls and robotic solutions. Prior to that assignment, he was Vice President of Systems Integration at PRI Automation where he led their systems engineering organization.
Field began his career with Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, NY where he had a progression of product development leadership positions.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Field holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and an MBA with a concentration in International Operations from Boston University. He is a council member of the Rochester Institute of Technology Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, as well as a board member on the Advisory Board for Multidisciplinary Senior Design (MSD) at RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
Field also holds the positions of Vice Chair and Director on the Board of NY-BEST (New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, Inc.), and is a Raymond representative on the General Engineering Committee of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA).
Field has been with Raymond since 2004 and has served as executive vice president of operations and engineering at Raymond since January 2009. (PMP).
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Timothy Combs is vice president of sales for The Raymond Corporation. Combs has executive responsibility over both the Sales and Service Centers and National Account sales organizations. Combs brings with him over thirty years of Sales and Marketing experience to Raymond.
Combs was most recently a general manager at Associated Material Handling Industries, Inc., a Raymond Sales and Service Center headquartered outside of Chicago, IL. Prior to that assignment, he was the senior vice president of Sales & Marketing for Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA where he directed a sales force of over three hundred people.
Combs studied civil engineering at the University of Akron and has completed the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University.
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John Everts is vice president, Finance for The Raymond Corporation. He joined the Raymond organization in 1990 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer in 1996. His current responsibilities include internal and external financial reporting, income taxes, budgeting and treasury functions. He coordinates these activities with Raymond's direct parent company, BT Industries in Sweden, and our ultimate parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation in Japan. In addition, he is an officer and/or director of several Raymond subsidiaries and dealers and serves on the Administrative Committee for the Raymond benefit plans.
Prior to joining Raymond, Mr. Everts worked for the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP for nine years. During his time with Ernst & Young LLP, The Raymond Corporation was one of his clients along with several other public and private companies in a variety of industries.
Mr. Everts is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Mr. Everts and his wife, Pam, live in Syracuse, New York.
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David M. Furman is vice president of Marketing for The Raymond Corporation. He joined the company in December 2007. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of the Raymond program including marketing communications, market research and product marketing.
Mr. Furman brought over 16 years of marketing management, and business and channel development experience to The Raymond Corporation. Before joining Raymond he worked for thirteen years with the Agfa Corporation, which develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of analog and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, During his time with Agfa he was the Senior Manager of Business and Channel Development for the NAFTA region and before this he was the Senior Marketing Manager of computer-to-plate systems.
Mr. Furman earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, N.J. He also attended Bayer Corporation's Senior Business Management Program at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.
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Rick Harrington is vice president of U.S. Manufacturing a position to which he was promoted in 2009. Previously he was the vice president and general manager for Raymond's Greene operations group.
Mr. Harrington joined The Raymond Corporation in 1983 and has over 28 years of service. Before joining Raymond, he worked as Quality Auditor for Universal Instruments a circuit board manufacturer located in Binghamton, New York.
Mr. Harrington received a Bachelors Degree from Empire State University and in 2006 received his MBA from the Binghamton University School of Management.
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Patrick J. McManus is vice president of Distribution Development for The Raymond Corporation, responsible for supporting the company's extensive dealer network. He joined the organization in 1980. Before being promoted to his current position, Mr. McManus held a variety of leadership positions including president of The Raymond Leasing Corporation and treasurer of The Raymond Corporation.
Prior to joining The Raymond Corporation, Mr. McManus worked as a CPA for a Binghamton, NY accounting firm. He has Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York.
Mr. McManus is a trustee and chairperson of the Finance Committee for St. Patrick's Church in Binghamton, New York.
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Jim O’Brien is vice president of Integrated Customer Solutions for The Raymond Corporation. In this position, Jim ensures overall customer satisfaction with Raymond and Raymond’s authorized Sales and Service Centers. He also oversees improvement initiatives to enhance the overall customer experience. Jim manages customer care, field service, Syracuse Parts sales and marketing division, and Syracuse Parts distribution center. He previously held the position of vice president of quality and customer support, having responsibility over product quality and product health in all of Raymond's manufacturing locations. Joining Raymond in 1994 as the manager of Raymond Electronics, Jim has held a variety of positions in quality, engineering, operations and National Accounts. Before joining Raymond, Jim worked for General Electric/Lockheed Martin in manufacturing, as well as project and program management. Jim has a BSEE degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, and master's degree in engineering management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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Edward J. Rompala is the chief financial officer for The Raymond Corporation. He joined Raymond in 1998, bringing with him twelve years of financial management experience.
Prior to joining Raymond, Mr. Rompala was the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of the Genesee Corporation, a food and beverage company.
Mr. Rompala holds a MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Management and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
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Stephen E. VanNostrand is vice president of Human Resources for The Raymond Corporation. He joined Raymond in June 2001, bringing with him fifteen years of global Human Resources management experience.
Prior to joining Raymond, Mr. VanNostrand was Human Resources Director for the Telematics and Multimedia Division at Visteon Corporation, a global automotive supplier. He also held a variety of leadership positions within Ford Motor Company.
He serves as the Board of Directors Chairperson and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairperson for the American Red Cross, Southern Tier Chapter. He also is a board member for the RTF Children's Home. Previously he held officer positions in the Saline, Michigan Tax Increment Finance Board and the Saline Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. VanNostrand holds a Master's Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.
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