Harrington Hoists, Inc. announced that Edward (Ned) Hunter will take on the role of executive vice president and senior executive officer of Harrington’s parent company, KITO Corporation, and Carlo Lonardi has been promoted to president of Harrington Hoists, Inc. and president and CEO of Kito Americas, Inc.
As second-in-command at KITO Corporation, Hunter will lead eleven of KITO’s fourteen operating subsidiaries. China, Korea and Taiwan will remain a separate division. Hunter will also remain chairman of the Kito Americas, Inc. subsidiary. Hunter is the first individual from outside of Japan to serve in this position for the Tokyo based hoist and chain manufacturer.
Hunter joined Harrington Hoists, Inc. as President and CEO in 2004. He was later named President and CEO of Kito Americas, Inc. where he added the infrastructure necessary to serve the company’s customers in North, South and Central America. In addition, Hunter has served as the leader of the EMEAOR region for four years. Hunter holds a B.B.A. in Economics from Temple University.
In this new role, Lonardi will take on the leadership and responsibility for four Kito Group Companies including: Harrington Hoists, Inc., Peerless Industrial Group, Kito Canada, Inc. and Kito Do Brasil. These America companies constitute the largest division within the Kito Group companies. Lonardi was also named executive officer of Harrington’s parent company KITO Corporation of Japan.
Lonardi began his career with Harrington Hoists, Inc. as the Eastern Division Sales Manager in 1997. He was later named VP of Sales & Marketing and most recently he held the position of COO with the company. Lonardi holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.