Leading manufacturer of industrial trucks, Linde Material Handling, has announced that Max Sammartano has been appointed as general manager of the Northern Europe and South Africa region, including the UK, Scandinavia and Sub-Saharan Africa markets.

Mr Sammartano has succeeded Kerry McDonagh who retires following 10 years of service.

He joined KION in July 2010 and transferred to Linde Material Handling in December 2011 where he has held a number of senior management roles, most recently vice president of sales and service marketing and operations.