Jingjiang, 13th March 2013 – The Managing Board of Baoli (Jiangsu) forklift Co., Ltd. has appointed Rory Harvey-Kelly General Manager of Baoli Forklift Europe with effect from December 1st 2012. In this newly established position he will be responsible for establishing a European Head Office for Baoli and for developing a Baoli distributor and dealer network in Europe. In addition to that his aim will be as well to increase the overall awareness for Baoli as a forklift company providing competitive products and services to the value segment also in Europe.
Prior to joining Baoli Rory Harvey-Kelly, who holds a BA degree in Sports Psychology and German, worked as General Manager Sales for the Forklift Division of Komatsu Europe International, Belgium. Between 2001 and 2010 he held various General Management positions at the Komatsu Division within OM Carelli Elevatori, Italy, a KION Group subsidiary and at the time distributor of Komatsu Forklift products in Europe. Before that he held various positions at Komatsu Forklift Europe as well as within several Lex Harvey organisations throughout Europe which provided material handling solutions and services. The Irishman Rory Harvey-Kelly speaks French, German and Italian fluently and is an enthusiastic amateur actor.
Guihai Wang, General Manager of Baoli, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome such a seasoned forklift expert as Rory Harvey-Kelly to the Baoli team. With his long term experience in our industry and his knowledge of the European material handling market he is more than qualified for expanding Baoli’s footprint in Europe.”