Terex announces leadership change in AWP segment

Matt Fearon to leave Genie after 25 years while group CEO and chairman John Garrison to take on president’s role at Terex Aerial Work Platforms

Terex Corporation has announced that Matt Fearon (above middle), the current president of its AWP brand Genie, is leaving on August 1 after 25 years with the company, with John L. Garrison, Jr. (above left), chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation, taking on additional responsibilities as president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), effective immediately.

A statement from Genie added that Simon A. Meester (above right), vice president, Global Sales and Marketing Administration for AWP, will be promoted to chief operating officer, Terex Aerials. Meester and Clint Weber, general manager of Terex Utilities, the company’s other business in the AWP segment, will both report directly to Garrison in his role as president, Terex AWP. The Terex executive leadership team will continue to report to Garrison in his role as chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation.

“We thank Matt Fearon for his many contributions to Terex. Matt has been a dynamic and much-admired leader who helped Genie grow from a regional brand to a global powerhouse. He arrived as an engineer 25 years ago and went on to key roles including VP Operations, VP and managing director of EMEAR, VP and general manager, Americas, and ultimately president of AWP,” said Garrison.

Meester joined Terex in 2018 from Eaton Corporation, where he was VP and general manager of the Industrial Control Division. Earlier, he spent 14 years in progressively senior roles at Caterpillar before becoming president, Sandvik Mining and Construction in India. He has managed global teams and operations for 20 years, based in seven countries, including eight years in the United States. He holds an MBA from the University of Surrey, England, and a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Garrison added: “I look forward to working closely with Simon and Clint, and their terrific teams at Genie and Utilities. We congratulate Simon on his expanded responsibilities, and we send best wishes to Matt for continued great success in the years ahead.”

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