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Hyster Names Elite 2014 Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – Hyster Company is pleased to announce its 2014 Dealer of Distinction award recipients. This annual award recognizes the company’s most elite, top-performing dealers who have achieved the highest level of customer support and business performance.

“The Hyster® brand has always stood for unparalleled toughness, ingenuity, dependability and commitment to service before, during and after the sale,” said David Furman, President of Sales and Marketing, Hyster. “Our extensive network of dedicated dealers allows us to deliver not only the performance our customers expect, but to create strong working partnerships centered on collaborating to achieve critical business goals like reducing total cost of ownership, and increasing uptime and throughput. We celebrate this select group for their outstanding achievements and contributions in support of Hyster and its customers.”

To receive the award, dealers must meet defined business practices and performance standards, including superior customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales and parts and service operations. Each year, Hyster raises the bar for overall performance standards to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics.

2014 Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients:

Hyster Dealer: Dealer Principal:
Arnold Machinery Company – AZ Kayden Bell
Arnold Machinery Company – CO Kirk Reese
Arnold Machinery Company – UT Mike Brown
Bohl Equipment Bob Bohl
Deep South Equipment John Parsons
Equipco Division of Phillips Corp. Carl Swanson
LiftOne LLC – South Division Bill Ryan
MH Equipment – Iowa Division John Wieland
Northland Industrial Truck Co., Inc. – CT Alan Hammersley
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Central Washington Chris Wetle
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Eugene Brian Harris
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Fremont Rick Bray
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Fresno Randy Hall
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Portland Paul Jensen
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Sacramento Chris Blythe
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Seattle Dave Pickard
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Spokane Ken Pollard
Sellers Equipment Dave Sellers

Hyster honored its Dealer of Distinction award recipients with a special celebration on Friday, April 10, 2015 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif. This is the 21st year that the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program has recognized its highest achievers.

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company ( is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,400 people world-wide.