October 2, 2015


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA

Following the announcement regarding the creation of a global senior executive management team, Don Ahern is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Paylor as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mr. Paylor, who is the current CEO of National Truck Body Solutions, and past President of JLG Industries, will be a member of the newly formed global senior executive team, helping to shape the future of all companies within the Ahern Group.

Don Ahern said, “We are very pleased to welcome Craig, who is a long time friend and industry leader, to join our team at Ahern.”

“His key role in the development of many industry firsts’ at JLG will prove invaluable as we tap into his experience in domestic and international distribution, financial modeling, manufacturing and customer support, as well as rental here in the USA.”

“I have known Craig for over 30 years, and in many ways our careers have been parallel to each other.  He loves the construction equipment industry and has the ability to see the future developments and emerging trends that will be necessary to our success.”

Craig added, “I am honored and excited to be joining Ahern.  Don & Evan have built a strong team of dedicated employees who have helped the company become a global player in manufacturing, distribution and engineering, and a leading rental business in the USA.  My hope is that I can use my past experience to contribute to this great team.”

Mr. Paylor will join Ahern in October and will work directly with Don Ahern and other members of the senior executive team, all of whom are currently in leadership roles within the group.

Craig will be based predominantly at the corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, as well as traveling throughout the USA, Asia and Europe.  He will also spend time visiting other regions to help establish and develop a presence for the Ahern organizations.