Posted April 1, 2016

Harrington Hoists makes two executive appointments

Harrington Hoists Inc. announced the promotion of two key executives.

Carlo LonardiCarlo Lonardi was named president of Harrington Hoists Inc. and president and CEO of Kito Americas Inc. Edward (Ned) Hunter will take on the role of executive vice president and senior executive officer of Harrington’s parent company, KITO Corporation.

In this new role, Lonardi will take on the leadership and responsibility for four Kito Group Companies including: Harrington Hoists Inc., Peerless Industrial Group, Kito Canada Inc. and Kito Do Brasil. These America companies constitute the largest division within the Kito Group companies. Lonardi was also named executive officer of Harrington’s parent company KITO Corporation of Japan.

Lonardi began his career with Harrington Hoists as the Eastern division sales manager in 1997. He was later named vice president of sales and marketing and most recently he held the position of COO with the company. Carlo holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Ned HunterAs second-in-command at KITO Corporation, Hunter will lead 11 of KITO’s 14 operating subsidiaries. China, Korea, and Taiwan will remain a separate division. Hunter will also remain chairman of the Kito Americas Inc. subsidiary. Hunter is the first individual from outside of Japan to serve in this position for the Tokyo based hoist and chain manufacturer.

Hunter joined Harrington Hoists as president and CEO in 2004. He was later named president and CEO of Kito Americas Inc., where he added the infrastructure necessary to serve the company’s customers in North, South and Central America. In addition, Hunter served as the leader of the EMEAOR region for four years. He holds a B.B.A. in Economics from Temple University, Philadelphia.

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