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Pablo Lam remembers the late Dan Kaplan
Pablo Lam honours the rental pioneer and consultant Dan Kaplan, who passed away in February 2021
IAPA lifetime achievement award presented
Family of Roger Wickens, IAPA 2021 lifetime achievement award winner, receives trophy following virtual ceremony in March
Rental pioneer Dan Kaplan passes away
Dan Kaplan, a true pioneer of the modern equipment rental industry, has passed away aged 78
In Memoriam: Jake Liptak
Jake Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., was a pioneer in the crane rental business.
Paul Wood, Andrews Sykes
We regret to report that Paul Wood, the long serving Managing Director of Andrews Sykes, has passed away
Heinz Helmut Kempkes RIP
Head of German industrial crane and aerial platform maker Kuli Hebezeuge dies at 72
CRA Executive Director Dale Blackwell passes
The longtime CRA executive director and owner of Aba Daba Rents died on April 15
Pump veteran Steve Leech passes on
The long time Eekels Pumps project manager Steve Leech passed away on 3 April. He had been ill with cancer.
RIP: Tim Watson
We regret to report the death of Tim Watson, technical consultant at the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) in the UK
Hubert Palfinger Senior: 1942-2020
Former head of Palfinger Group, Hubert Palfinger Senior, dies aged 77
David Lillquist: 1961-2019
David “Dave” Lillquist, national account manager for Skyjack, passed away in his sleep on June 8. He was 57
Access pioneer Art Moore: 1924 – 2019
Moore founded Snorkel in 1959 and was on its board of directors when he passed away at 94
Ron Jackson RIP
Ron Jackson, JLG’s former senior product manager for aerial work platforms, has passed away
Alastair Robertson: 1949-2019
A tribute to one of the global access industry’s most respected figures, who died on January 30 
RIP: Rocky Tan
The Malaysian MEWP industry is mourning the loss of its pioneer Rocky Tan, who died last month
Telehandler veteran Mark Sichi passes away
Xtreme Manufacturing has reported, “with great sadness”, the passing of former employee and dear friend Mark Sichi. He had been a key member of the sales and product development team 
Adrian Bolton, Alimak Hek veteran, passes away
It is with enormous regret that we report the untimely passing of Adrian Bolton, the long-time Alimak Hek employee. Adrian died following a motorcycle accident in the UK at the weekend.
Neff Rental sponsors ALS golf tournament
The equipment rental company has been involved in the classic for 21 consecutive years
JCB founder’s memorial
Centenary of the birth of JCB’s founder marked with unveiling of a specially-commissioned bronze bust
Lee F. Kramer fund created
The UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, department of mechanical engineering has announced the establishment of the award
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