Terex AWP President Leaves

June 9, 2020
Terex AWP leadership team.
From left: John Garrison, Matt Fearon, and Simon Meester.

Matt Fearon, president of Terex AWP, which includes Genie, will leave the company on August 1. Terex Corp. chairman/CEO John L. Garrison, Jr. will assume responsibility for the unit.

Simon A. Meester, VP, global sales and marketing administration for AWP, will be promoted to COO of Terex Aerials (Genie). Clint Weber will continue as general manager of Terex Utilities, also under the AWP umbrella. Both will report to Garrison.

“We thank Matt Fearon for his many contributions to Terex,” Garrison said in a prepared statement. “Matt has been a dynamic and much-admired leader who helped Genie grow from a regional brand to a global powerhouse. He arrived as an engineer 25 years ago and went on to key roles including VP Operations, VP and Managing Director of EMEAR, VP and General Manager, Americas, and ultimately President of AWP.”

Meester joined Terex in 2018 from Eaton Corp., where he was VP and General Manager of the Industrial Control Division. Earlier, he spent 14 years in progressively senior roles at Caterpillar before becoming president, Sandvik Mining and Construction in India.

Source: Terex Corp.