Lexington, KY – Richard Shultz has accepted the position of Vice President, Manufacturing for Link-Belt Cranes effective January 1, 2022. Melvin Porter, Link-Belt Cranes President and CEO made the announcement at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Shultz began his career at Link-Belt in 1990 as an associate design engineer. He continued to progress along that path, leading telescopic products for 14 years, before becoming director of quality in 2016 and Vice President of Engineering in 2018. Shultz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University.

“Richard’s proven track record as a leader and his broad background in both design engineering and quality makes him uniquely qualified to lead our manufacturing group,” said Melvin Porter.