R&M Materials Handling, the US subsidiary of Finland’s KCI Konecranes, has promoted Jim Vandegrift.

Vandegrift moves up to vice president, sales and business development. He was previously director of sales and business development.

R&M president Fabio Fiorino said that “as a corporate officer Jim will now have greater flexibility in representing R&M and in negotiating distributorships, independent sales representation and promotional events”.

Fiorino said that Vandegrift had been “an integral part of R&M’s success over the past six years”.