Posted January 5, 2022

Staff changes at LGMG North America

Respected MEWP industry veteran Eric Liner to head LGMG North America.

LGMG North America enters 2022 with a brand-new perspective as well as a change in leadership. Eric Liner is replacing Craig Paylor as president/CEO of the North American company effective January 1, 2022, as Paylor is retiring. Additionally, Rusty Kaylor, senior vice president, has also decided to retire, effective December 31, 2021.

Paylor and Kaylor are MEWP industry icons with careers that span decades. Paylor successfully led multiple companies and has mentored many of the industries’ current leaders. Kaylor built numerous successful rental companies over his long and storied career. LGMG was proud to have had both men as the faces of LGMG North America since its inception in 2019.

Yanyu Shi, chairman of the Board of Directors of LGMG announced, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Craig, who without his vision and leadership, the company would not have had the success it has enjoyed.”  He went on to praise Mr. Kaylor, “Rusty has played an integral role in the growth of our North American business operations having drawn upon decades of success within the equipment rental industry. We greatly appreciate Rusty’s contribution to our success as well.”

Paylor and Kaylor will continue to consult for the company as the transition proceeds.

Eric Liner joined LGMG North America in August 2021 as the senior vice president of National Accounts. He has spent more than 20 years in the construction equipment industry, almost exclusively with access and material handling equipment manufacturers. His most recent position prior to LGMG was executive vice president, Americas, responsible for all Skyjack’s commercial business activities in North, Central and South America.

His extensive experience makes him an ideal candidate to lead LGMG North America as Yanyu Shi states, “Eric is the right leader to take our North American business operations to the next level. His extensive access equipment experience and business development skills will help strengthen our distribution partnerships, expand our strategic alliances and solidify our brand in the North American market.”

Liner is looking forward to the future, “I am extremely excited about leading the LGMG North American business operations. We are in the initial stages of development and have a tremendous opportunity to significantly expand our business in the years ahead. I look forward to working alongside our team as we strive to become North America’s access equipment manufacturer of choice.”