Industry News - January 2022

Industry News - January 2022

Tate Johnson

Yanmar fills president and director roles

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America announced Tate Johnson as president, Lee Thole as director of aftermarket and David Gannon as director of channel development. Johnson joined the organization as commercial director in September 2020, overseeing sales, national accounts, channel development and marketing. Thole brings more than 20 years’ experience, with a background in parts, service and overall business operations. And Gannon joins the company with 30 years’ multi-industry experience.

Senecal named president of Satellite Suites

Satellite Industries announced the promotion of Charlie Senecal to president of Satellite Suites, the company’s Bristol, Indiana-based restroom trailer division. Senecal, previously vice president of Satellite Suites, joined Satellite Industries in 2005, then worked for another portable sanitation industry company for several years. He rejoined Satellite in 2013 to launch its newest restroom trailer division under the brand of Satellite Suites.

Joseph H. Wieser passes away

Joseph H. Wieser, 84, of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, died Nov. 20 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Born May 13, 1937, to Aloys and Malinda (Eden) Wieser, the eldest of 18 children, he enlisted in the army in 1957 and he was honorably discharged in 1963. He married Mary Buchmann on July 12, 1958, and together they had 10 kids and were married over 63 years.

Wieser was a dairy farmer in Minnesota until 1965 when he and Mary started Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock. Wieser was involved with the company until his retirement in 1999. After he retired, he stayed involved with Wieser Concrete by mentoring and advising his daughter and sons in the business. In 1967, he joined the National Precast Concrete Association and started to get involved and quickly became a leader at the national level. He was instrumental in the growth and success of the NPCA and was awarded its highest award, the Robert E. Yoakum Award in 1981. He later served as chairman of the association in 1985.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, his 10 children and many beloved grandchildren.  


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