Street Crane has named Dick Davidson as North American sales manager as the UK-based firm launches a new range of “competitive high technology hoists.” Davidson aims to introduce independent regional crane builders to Street’s “advanced hoist technology,” he said.
Davidson has spent his entire professional career in the industrial crane industry.  Since graduation from Mississippi State University, with a degree in maths, he has worked for major manufacturers such as Eaton-Yale Hoist, R&M and DeShazo.
A past president of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), he is widely known throughout the industry.
His appointment is part of a worldwide expansion for Street Crane which is aiming to substantially increase its hoist and component sales business.For the past three years the company has been developing a new generation of hoists. Using 3D modelling techniques, finite element analysis, critical vibration tests and accelerated life testing the company has developed “a family of robust modular based hoists,” it said.