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HARRINGTON HOISTS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE RESTRUCTURE AND PROMOTIONS

Posted on April 7, 2016


Harrington Hoists, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of four top executives in their Corporate Structure.

Yoshio Morita was promoted to Executive Officer of KITO CORPORATION and Chief Administrative Officer of Kito Americas, Inc.  In this position, Morita will expand his executive role in development and strategic planning on a global basis.

 Morita transferred from KITO CORPORATION in Japan to the Harrington Hoists, Inc. headquarters in Manheim PA in 2008 as VP of Administration. He was later promoted to CAO for the company and most recently served Harrington Hoists, Inc. as Vice President of Administration.  Yoshio holds a LLB from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.

Marc Premont has been named Executive Officer of KITO CORPORATION, Chief Operating Officer of Kito Americas, Inc. and President of Kito Canada, Inc. Premont will now provide senior leadership in all aspects of operations of the four Kito Americas companies which include Harrington Hoists, Inc., Peerless Industrial Group, Kito Canada, Inc. and Kito do Brasil.

Premont began at Kito Canada, Inc. in 1993 as a Regional Sales Representative and was promoted to Marketing Manager in 1996. With a proven track record, Premont was later promoted to VP and then to President of Kito Canada, Inc.  His dedication and leadership have greatly contributed to the growth of the Canada based company and he will now be instrumental in optimizing business performance across their company. Premont graduated from Capliano University, British Columbia Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Bret Lussow was promoted to Executive Vice President Business Development of Kito Americas, Inc.  In this position, Lussow will expand his executive role into the four companies of Kito Americas, Inc. He will also serve on the Harrington Hoists, Inc. Board of Directors.

Lussow joined Harrington Hoists, Inc. in 1998 as a sales representative and he was later promoted to Regional Sales Manager. He most recently served Harrington Hoists, Inc. as Vice President of Business Development where he headed Business Development, Marketing, Engineering and Customer Service for the company.  Bret will continue to focus on customer service and sales growth for all Kito Americas companies.  Lussow earned a BS degree in Marketing and Communications from Northern Michigan University.

Mark Snavely was promoted from Vice President of Finance for Harrington Hoists, Inc. to Chief Financial Officer of Kito Americas, Inc., effective April 1, 2016. Snavely will expand his focus on financial planning, consolidated financials, strengthening economic strategies and forecasting for all of the Kito Americas companies.

Snavely was hired as Controller for Harrington Hoists, Inc. in 2005 and was named VP of Finance for the company in 2013. He graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a BSBA in Accounting and earned an MBA in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Headquartered in Manheim, PA., Harrington Hoists, Inc., a Kito Group Company, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of electric chain and wire rope hoists, air powered hoists, lever hoists, manual hand chain hoists, trolleys, cranes, crane components, below-the-hook and material handling equipment.