Lexington, KY – LBX Company, maker of Link-Belt excavators has announced that Eric Sauvage (right) will succeed Robert Harvell as President and Chief Executive Officer, following his retirement at the end of the year.
In 1976 Harvell joined what is now Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company, in September 1998 he was named Executive Vice President of the newly formed LBX Company LLC, which was previously the excavator division of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company. He was appointed President and CEO in January 2000.
Harvell (right) will remain as a senior advisor and board member.
Sauvage joined LBX in 2008 as Vice President and CFO and most recently Executive Vice President and CFO, with responsibilities for Engineering/Product Development and Strategic Planning. He has more than 24 years of experience in various financial and operations leadership positions in both North America and Europe, as well as Africa and the Middle East in the construction equipment.
“Eric's broad business background in both the international and domestic markets, extensive experience in the construction industry, and proven work record and accomplishments within LBX make him well suited to lead the organization,” Harvell said in a release.
Sauvage earned a master’s degree in international management from the University of Dallas, and a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Ecoles Des Cadres in Paris, France.