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Tadano taps Barley to be CEO

March 1, 2023  By Don Horne

Dean Barley

Tadano has announced the appointment of Dean Barley as Chief Executive Officer of Tadano America Corporation.

In this new role, he will continue to lead and unify the teams working in the coordinated Tadano Pan-America Region – North, South and Central America and Brazil, taking over this responsibility from Shinichi Iimura.

“We have undergone a significant transformation globally and in the Pan-American Region.  Dean and the team have demonstrated what combining our collective strengths as a company can do to provide maximum value for our customers.” says Toshiaki Ujiie, President and CEO of Tadano Ltd. “In his new role, Dean will continue this path.  For now, I am excited that in just a few weeks customers can experience these changes first-hand at ConExpo.”

With the integration of the Demag and Mantis brands into Tadano, the Tadano America Corp. has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. The company has streamlined its operations, increased the distribution network, and expanded its sales and support infrastructure.


Barley’s promotion comes on the heels of Tadano’s announcement that it has realigned its operations in Latin America from three separate reporting regions into a single harmonized reporting structure throughout all Latin America. The realignment strategy, led by recently appointed Adriano Battazza as vice president and general manager of sales for Latin America, will offer customers a more focused product strategy and expand parts and service support.

“It’s an honour to continue to lead this dynamic organization and strong team at this point in time when the company is experiencing tremendous growth. Our business has developed well, and our customer base continues to expand – great cranes, supported by great people, equals success for everyone using Tadano cranes.

“The OneTadano strategy has resulted in our customers and dealers experiencing greater efficiencies through leveraging the combined technologies, design philosophies and best practices from the Tadano, Demag and Mantis companies,” says Barley. “Over the next few years, we will continue to leverage this strength of one focused vision to introduce exciting new lifting solutions for our customers in the Americas. I am excited to have this opportunity.”

Barley’s 35-year career in the equipment industry kick started when he joined Benford Ltd, just prior to being acquired by Terex Corporation. He served in several engineering, service, support, operations and sales management positions. In 2012, he led the Terex Construction businesses in the Americas.

In 2014, he was appointed General Manager of Terex Cranes Americas. Barley joined Tadano in 2019, where he initially managed the integration of Demag into the Tadano organization. He was later promoted to Vice President & General Manager of Customer Support & Latin America. Most recently, he served as President & Chief Operating Officer for Tadano America Corporation.

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