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Industry Expert Panel

Introducing our line-up of construction industry experts, who are answering questions about the state of the industry. They share their insights on topics ranging from forecasting to fleet management to equipment trends.


About Becky Schultz

Becky Schultz has more than 20 years of experience writing for the construction industry, including serving as chief editor of Equipment Today magazine since 1998. She is also a regular contributor to ForConstructionPros.com, the construction industry’s top web portal. 


About Chris Wraith

Chris Wraith has been involved in the access industry for over 20 years, initially as a contract hauler delivering and operating AWPs. He joined UK rental company Nationwide in the mid-90s, becoming an IPAF senior instructor and completing a degree in Safety & Environmental Management. Following a number of years as Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental manager for European dedicated AWP rental company Lavendon, he was appointed as technical officer for IPAF. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. 


About Jenny Lescohier
As the editor of Rental, Jenny has spent more than 18 years focused on the rapidly evolving equipment rental industry. During that time, she has launched several magazine supplements and has contributed to the growth of ForConstructionPros.com and Rental’s weekly e-newsletter, RentalWATCH


About Larry Stewart
Larry Stewart, Editor of ForConstructionPros.com, has spent more than 20 years covering the construction industry, providing in depth analysis and breaking news. Stewart is the recipient of five Jesse H. Neal Awards, one of the most coveted awards in business-to-business journalism, and he has also received the Richard Hawkins Award from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.


About Lindsey Anderson
Lindsey is the editor of Access, Lift & Handlers magazine, a KHL Group publication. Anderson has covered the access industry for more than nine years. She has spoken at various conferences, including the most recent International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) US Convention
About Marcia Gruver Doyle

Marcia Gruver Doyle has been involved with construction journalism for more than 30 years. Equipment World started in 1989, and she has been the chief editor since then. In 2008, she became the editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Construction Division, which includes Equipment World, Better Roads, Aggregates Manager and Total Landscape Care


About Michael Roth
Michael Roth has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and has 25 years of continuous experience covering the equipment rental industry with RER. He has won Neal, Maggie, and ASPBE Awards, and has written for such diverse publications as the Boston Globe, L.A. Weekly, Albuquerque Journal and Mexico City News. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son and a black lab named Sam.
About Mike Larson

Mike Larson edits Lift and Access, from the MCM Group LLC. He has been writing about heavy equipment and construction for more than 25 years. His experience includes working for a world-leading manufacturer of heavy equipment and editing three construction or equipment-related magazines. Contact Mike Larson.

About Mike Quirk
Mike Quirk is the VP of Operations at Wagner Equipment Co. and the 2013 Chairman of the Associated Equipment Distributors. His industry experience gives him a unique in-the-trenches perspective on fleet management.
About Nathan Medcalf
Nathan is the editor of Equipment Journal, Canada’s best business-to-business newspaper that focuses on the construction, material handling mining and forestry industries.
About Sam Giffin
Sam Giffin leads the valuation teams of EquipmentWatch and Price Digests, which provide timely and reliable valuations and retail rental rates for off-highway equipment and on-highway vehicles across the United States and Canada. Sam is an economics graduate and earned his master’s degree from Georgia Southern University. He is based out of Atlanta, GA.
JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation Company [NYSE: OSK].
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