Terex Corporation announced today (9 June) that John L. Garrison, Jr., chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation, will take on additional responsibilities as president of Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), effective immediately. Matt Fearon, the current AWP president, is leaving the company on 1 August 2020 after 25 years with Terex, AWP and Genie, AWP’s flagship brand.
Simon A. Meester, vice president of global sales and marketing administration for AWP, will be promoted to chief operating officer, Terex Aerials. Mr Meester and Clint Weber, general manager of Terex Utilities, the company’s other business in the AWP segment, will both report directly to Mr Garrison in his role as president of Terex AWP. The Terex executive leadership team will continue to report to Mr Garrison in his role as chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation.
“We thank Matt Fearon for his many contributions to Terex,” said Mr Garrison. “Matt has been a dynamic and much-admired leader who helped Genie grow from a regional brand to a global powerhouse. He arrived as an engineer 25 years ago and went on to key roles including VP operations, VP and managing director of EMEAR, VP and general manager, Americas, and ultimately president of AWP.”
Mr Meester joined Terex in 2018 from Eaton Corporation, where he was VP and general manager of the Industrial Control Division. Earlier, he spent 14 years in progressively senior roles at Caterpillar, before becoming president of Sandvik Mining and Construction in India. Mr Meester has managed global teams and operations for 20 years, based in seven countries, including eight years in the United States.
“I look forward to working closely with Simon and Clint, and their terrific teams at Genie and Utilities,” said Mr Garrison. “We congratulate Simon on his expanded responsibilities, and we send best wishes to Matt for continued great success in the years ahead.”