ALH Conference & Awards this Thursday

By Lindsey Anderson09 September 2019

The fourth ALH Conference & Awards is this Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The day-long conference will kick off at 9 a.m. and focuses on rental in the digital age. United Rentals’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) Dale Asplund will give the morning’s keynote, drawing on his more than two decades of experience at the world’s largest rental business.

Following Asplund, the conference will include:

  • Forecasts on rental market growth, John McClelland, Chief Economist, ARA
  • Future power systems and technology for access equipment, Matt Fearon, President, Terex Aerial Work Platforms
  • Telematics and data ownership, Brad Boehler, President, Skyjack
  • Minimizing insurance costs, Jay Gnadt, SVP – data analytics and risk consulting, Lockton Companies
  • California’s rental market: An insider’s view, Kevin Aylesworth, President, All Access Rentals
  • Augmented reality for technicians, Korry Kobel, Director of Engineering, JLG Industries
  • Reconditioning machines and the impact on value, Raffi Aharonian, Managing Director, Rouse Appraisals
  • Simulators and training: An update on developments, Jim Colvin, President and CEO, Serious Labs
  • Digitalization and key priorities for rental companies, Greg Bennett, VP of Sales, Point of Rental Software
  • How the new ANSI standards will change training, Tony Groat, Regional Manager, North America, IPAF
  • Key findings from IPAF’s Innovate workshop, Tony Radke, Sales Manager – global access portfolio, KHL Group

Space is still available to attend. Visit to register now.

After the conference wraps, the industry’s best will be celebrated at the ALH Awards gala dinner. The shortlist is as follows:

Access Industry Employer of the Year

  • Kardie Equipment Company
  • Teupen North America
  • TVH Parts Co.

Access Project of the Year – Access Equipment

  • BrandSafway
  • Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment
  • Kardie Equipment
  • Marr Scaffolding Company

Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms

  • BrandSafway
  • Hydro Mobile
  • Mastclimbers LLC

Access Rental Innovation

  • Genie – Lift Connect Telematics
  • Point of Rental – UnLockIt
  • Skyjack – Elevate On
  • United Rentals – UR One

Access Safety Innovation

  • Genie – Lift Tools Access Deck
  • Haulotte Group – Quick Positioning App
  • JLG – Skysense
  • Serious Labs – ESP Scoring
  • United Rentals – Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator

Product Innovation (MEWPs over 20 feet)

  • Haulotte Group – HA61 LE
  • MEC Aerial Work Platforms – Micro 26
  • ReachMaster, Inc. – Bluelift B35EB
  • Smart Platform Solutions B.V. – E1350SJP
  • Teupen North America – LEO92SJ Plus

Product Innovation (MEWPs under 20 feet)

  • Genie – GS-1330m
  • Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment – ZT-1630
  • MEC Aerial Work Platforms – Leak Containment System
  • Snorkel – S3019E

Product Innovation (Telehandlers)

  • JCB – 512-56
  • Magni Telescopic Handlers – RTH 13.26 SH
  • Manitou – Gehl RS4-14
  • Pettibone/Traverse Lift – Traverse T944X

Rising Star Award (Rental companies with less than 10 locations)

  • ABLE Equipment Rental
  • Chet’s Rent-All
  • Kardie Equipment

ALH Person of the Year

To be announced at the ceremony.

The day before the ALH Conference & Awards, IPAF will host its free Catch-Up meeting followed by a networking event at Petco Park where the Chicago Cubs will take on the San Diego Padres. The Catch-Up schedule will cover IPAF’s global activities, updates on the ANSI standards, accident reporting and training initiatives. For more information, or to register, visit and navigate to the events section.




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