Lexington, KY – Effective December 31, 2017, Vice President of Engineering, Don Moore has announced his decision to retire from Link-Belt Cranes.

Moore began his career at Link-Belt in 1977, accepting a position as an associate design engineer in the Tower Gantry Crane Product Group at Link-Belt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He then moved to the Lattice Boom Crawler Product Group, eventually being promoted to senior design engineer.

In 1986, Moore moved to Lexington, Kentucky with the transfer of lattice products and has since been involved in management of lattice products and telescopic crawler products as well as overseeing product safety, testing, and technical publication functions. He began his current position as vice president of engineering in January 2012 and assumed responsibility for all design functions.

“Don is well respected in the industry, and has a great working relationship throughout the Link-Belt organization, including our distributors, customers and vendors. He will be greatly missed,” said Porter.
Shultz Named Vice President Engineering
Richard Shultz has been named vice president of engineering at Link-Belt Cranes, effective January 1, 2018. Melvin Porter, Link-Belt Cranes’ CEO and President made the announcement at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Shultz received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Xavier University. Shultz began his career at Link-Belt 27 years ago as an associate design engineer. He continued to progress along that path leading the telescopic products for 14 years, before becoming director of quality in 2016.

“Throughout his tenure Richard has been an integral part in helping move Link-Belt to the next level within the industry,” said Melvin Porter.