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Written on: June 27, 2023

Several corporate roles filled at the 71-year-old company.

Cincinnati, Ohio, – Venco Venturo®, an industry leader in the manufacturing, service and sales of work-ready service cranes, truck bodies, hoists and accessories since 1952, have made several changes to its leadership team.

The moves come as current President/Owner Brett Collins and Vice President of Finance/Owner Michael Strittholt begin to scale back from their respective roles to allow new members of the leadership team to grow into new positions. These structural changes went into effect during April and May 2023.

The changes within Venco Venturo are as follows:

Stephanie Berg – Controller
Ian Lahmer – Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Jack Schmidt – Western Territory Manager
Katie Sennett – Inside Sales & Marketing Support Specialist
Scott Tillery – Vice President, Operations

“Brett and Michael are fantastic to work with,” Venco Venturo Vice President, Sales and Marketing Ian Lahmer said. “Their vision and leadership have brought Venco Venturo to the successful level we are at today.”

“At the same time, we are excited to have such talented, experienced people step into new positions on our team,” Lahmer continues. “We look forward to the bright future of our company.”

“I know I share everyone’s enthusiasm for what’s on the horizon at Venco Venturo,” Vice President, Operations Scott Tillery added.

“Everyone is committed to continuing to provide the best, most durable and safe equipment for our customers in many industries, while focusing on building a successful future.”

To learn more about Venco Venturo and its product and service offerings, visit venturo.com.

About Venco Venturo®

Venturo cranes and Venco hoists are rugged, tough, made in America and built to last. The quality craftsmanship of their products is backed by straight talk, real expertise and superior customer service. Venturo also manufactures van cranes and is the official U.S. distributor for Ferrari Knuckle Boom Cranes. The VTEC custom and stock work trucks are the newest addition to the Venco Venturo family of products. For product information, including our line of Workforce trucks including Workforce25, Workforce45, Workforce60 and Workforce66, visit venturo.com or call 800-226-2238.

Venco Venturo® began in 1952 as Collins Associates, Inc, the largest manufacturer’s representative agency in the truck body and equipment industry. In 1964, they founded the Truck Equipment & Body Distributors Association, which today is known as the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). From there, the company branched out into manufacturing the rugged cranes and hoists its known for today.