CLARK Material Handling Company announces appointment of Joe Raines as Chief Operating Officer

CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, announces the appointment of Mr. Joe Raines as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Raines will oversee daily operations at CLARK, working closely with our CLARK dealer network, facilitating the continued innovation of the company, as well as working closely with the CLARK management team to build on the success of the company with a long-term strategic plan. He will report to Dennis Lawrence, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CLARK Material Handling Company.

Dennis Lawrence headshot
Dennis Lawrence

“Joe’s extensive background in global supply chain operations, along with his strong management and leadership skills will serve CLARK, our dealers, and our end customers well,” commented Lawrence. “Under his leadership, CLARK will continue to innovate and develop new products while enhancing our efforts to bring our dealers and our customers quality products that meet and exceed their expectations.”

Raines has extensive experience in performance improvement initiatives, operations management, and supply chain and distribution oversight. Raines began his career with an eight-year deployment as a United States Army Officer. He then transitioned to management consulting where he worked another eight years with consumer goods companies on performance improvement initiatives. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked in operations management and most recently served as Supply Chain Leader in Costa Mesa, California. Raines will combine his leadership skills with his supply chain management and logistics skills to facilitate growth and innovation within the CLARK organization.

“My experience in logistics, management, and supply chain organization will be of great use to me and the CLARK team as we look ahead to the future of the company,” commented Raines. “I am excited to join the CLARK team, expanding on the innovations and legacy of the 105-year-old brand. CLARK is known worldwide as one of the most durable and reliable forklift brands, with a
solid legacy and impressive product offering, and I look forward to continuing to build that legacy and brand identity for years to come.”

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