Larry Lis Appointed as Chief Operations Officer of Maxim Crane Works

Larry Lis, Maxim Crane Works COO

WILDER, KY (April 22, 2024) – Maxim Crane Works L.P., one of the largest crane rental and comprehensive lift solutions providers in the world, today announced Larry Lis as the company’s new chief operations officer. 

Lis’ appointment comes at a transformational time at Maxim Crane. Over the last two years, the company has achieved record financial results while investing significantly in its fleet and people.  

“We are thrilled to elevate Larry as our new chief operations officer,” said Paul McDonnell, CEO of Maxim Crane Works. “With over 25 years of experience at Maxim Crane, Larry brings a profound  knowledge of the crane industry and operational expertise to his new role. His deep understanding of our industry, combined with his passion for operational excellence, makes him the ideal leader to drive continued growth in our company as we deliver unparalleled lifting solutions to our customers across the country.” 

During his tenure at Maxim, Lis has held numerous roles across the entire company, specifically in operations and sales. Lis started his career with Maxim in 1999 as a sales representative, moving into operations management in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed as the regional vice president of Maxim’s northeast region and the vice president of the midwest region in 2016 before moving to the vice president of fleet management role.  

In his capacity as COO, Lis will oversee all operational aspects of Maxim Crane Works’ six US regions and more than 50 branch locations. His direct reports will include Maxim’s six regional vice presidents, as well as the vice president roles in our crawler and operational excellence departments. Larry will report to chief executive officer, Paul McDonnell, and will be based in Maxim’s Canonsburg, Pennsylvania office. 

“I am honored to lead the operations team at Maxim Crane Works as Chief Operations Officer.” said Larry Lis. “Maxim’s industry pros are second to none and I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Maxim operations team to foster profitable growth across the company.” 

About Maxim Crane Works

Maxim Crane Works is the only coast-to-coast provider of comprehensive lifting services in the United  States. We specialize in the rental of heavy-lift equipment, including hydraulic truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, conventional truck cranes, and boom trucks. We serve  various industries, including industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, and commercial building.  

Situated in over more than 50 locations across the United States, each branch can provide management,  rigging, engineering, transportation, and outsourcing – making Maxim Crane Works’ product and service  offerings the most far-reaching in the industry and across the country. 

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