Company – Link-Belt Excavators
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LBX Company

When William Dana Ewart patented the Link-Belt drive chain in 1874, he laid the foundation for a company rooted in problem-solving with hard work, creativity, and innovation.

Since then, LBX has grown to provide industry-leading excavator products, customer-first support, and innovative aftermarket options. Our team develops, designs, and tests all our products to produce the most productive, reliable, and efficient machines on the market.

LBX Company continues to expand throughout North America by targeting emerging markets and developing a strong dealer network. LBX’s subsidiary, LBX do Brasil, follows these same principles as they distribute and support Link-Belt excavators in Latin America and Brazil.

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Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, LBX Company develops, markets, sells, and supports excavators, forestry equipment, and material handlers. First and foremost, our Core Purpose is to build stronger communities. Everything we do is oriented around this passion.

Our corporate success revolves around three key Strategic Anchors. They guide our actions, decisions, and growth.

  • Strength of Culture
  • Premium Product and Solutions
  • Relationship Based
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Our Core Values indicate how we behave, with all audiences we interact with. These values are reflected in the actions of all LBX employees.

  • We are GENUINE: sincere, respectful, and direct
  • We are AGILE: flexible, proactive, and responsive
  • We BLEED LINK-BELT RED: engaged and passionate for results

Leadership

Eric Sauvage

Eric Sauvage
President and CEO

Eric Sauvage was appointed President and CEO in January 2014. He joined LBX in 2008 as Vice-President and CFO. In 2011, he became Executive Vice-President and CFO, with additional responsibilities for Engineering/Product Development and Strategic Planning. With more than 30 years in the industry, including over 20 years spent with CNH Industrial, he has gained extensive experience through various leadership roles in Finance, Sales and Marketing, Product Development, and Manufacturing in North America and in Europe.

A native of Paris, France, Sauvage earned his U.S. Citizenship in 2006. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in International Management from the University of Dallas, Texas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Major in Corporate Finance from Ecole Des Cadres, Paris, France.

Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike Reynolds joined LBX in 2013 as the Corporate Controller. With 14 years of experience in manufacturing between NACCO Materials Handling Group in their lift truck division, and ThyssenKrupp Presta, a tier one automotive supplier, and 6 years of corporate administration between Kraft / General Foods and Lexmark International, he has held a number of key management roles in his career.

Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University.

Don Harvell

Don Harvell
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America

Don Harvell was appointed in January 2014. He is responsible for Sales and Marketing in North America and for the company’s Construction, Forestry, and Material Handling Equipment. With over 30 years of experience in sales, he came to LBX in 2002 as a Region Manager, and while at LBX he also held the positions of General Manager and Director of Sales for North America. Prior to LBX he was a General Sales Manager in Retail Heavy Equipment Sales.

Harvell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University.

Rod Boyer

Rod Boyer
Vice President of Learning & Development and Senior Advisor

As one of the founding directors of the LBX Company, Rod joined us in January of 1999. He is a respected industry leader with over 45 years of experience including a distinguished 20-year career at Case Corporation in Racine, Wisconsin, culminating in his role as Eastern Region General Manager of Construction Equipment. His first role at Link-Belt Excavators was as Director of Customer Support, assembling and managing a customer-focused team of parts and service professionals and becoming the Vice-President of Customer Support in 2011. He is an integral member of the Company’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and this new role will drive the Company’s efforts to develop and execute a strategic plan and comprehensive curriculum for all internal and external training programs that support key strategic initiatives.

Boyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Ag Economics from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri.

Keisuke Suzuki

Keisuke Suzuki
Director of Corporate Audit & Finance

Keisuke Suzuki was named LBX Director of Corporate Audit & Finance in 2017. With 27 years of experience in various positions with large, multinational Japanese manufacturing organizations including Sumitomo Construction Machinery, Kobelco Construction Machinery and Konica Minolta, he has held various staff and management positions, primarily in accounting, tax, and planning roles. In his current duties, Suzuki is responsible for corporate governance, controls, and compliance.

Keisuke Suzuki holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Matheus Fernandes

Matheus Fernandes
Managing Director Latin America & Brazil

Matheus Fernandes, Managing Director Latin America & Brazil, has joined LBX do Brasil in 2012, with over 20-year experience in key leadership positions in the power, construction, and agricultural equipment industries. Before joining LBX Company, Fernandes worked as Financial Controller at Sidel do Brasil, belonging to the Tetrapak Group, Plant Controller at Energizer do Brasil, Industrial Controller at CNH Latin America, and Project Controller at General Electric do Brasil. At his current position, he is responsible for expanding LBX businesses in the Latin American market.

Matheus Fernandes holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, and MBA degrees in Foreign Trade and International Relationships, and Finance Management and Controllership from FGV and University of California, Berkeley.

Amanda Gammon

Amanda Gammon
Director of Operations and Administration

Amanda Gammon joined LBX in 2006 as a Senior Accountant. During her time at LBX, Gammon has held various positions in Accounting, Warranty and Financial Planning & Analysis, including serving as Corporate Controller for 5 years. In her current role, she is responsible for human resources, information technology and supply chain.

Gammon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Campbellsville University. She received her Certified Management Accountant certification in 2020.

Hajime Ishikawa

Hajime Ishikawa
Director of Corporate Planning

Hajime Ishikawa joined LBX in 2023 with 28 years of experience in various positions of Engineering, Customer Support, Quality Assurance, Corporate Planning in Sumitomo Construction Machinery. Prior to joining LBX, Ishikawa served as Master Black Belt to support management quality improvement.

Ishikawa earned a Master of Engineering Degree in mechanics and system engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan Institute Of Technology, Japan.

Michael Burton

Michael Burton
Director of Engineering, Product Quality & Product Safety

Michael Burton joined LBX in 2006 as an Associate Design Engineer, conducting numerous field tests for Excavators and Material Handlers. As a Design Engineer, he developed and implemented data acquisition systems for product testing. In his roles as Engineering Manager and GM of Engineering, he led the development of the company’s Forestry and Material Handling Equipment. He is responsible for overseeing Current Product/New Product Engineering, Product Quality and Product Safety, including compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Burton holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Western Kentucky University.

Edward Maloy

Edward Maloy
Director of Customer Support

Edward “Smitty” Maloy joined LBX in 2015 with 17 years of experience in various management positions in banking and construction equipment dealerships. While at LBX, Maloy has held various positions in Customer Support, including General Manager, PSM, and National Service Manager. Before joining LBX, Maloy served as Service Manager for James River Equipment in Virginia.

Maloy studied Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Averett University.

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