JLG’s MacAngus retires; Hume joins as Middle East sales director

Powered access brand JLG announces the retirement of Ewan MacAngus, its regional sales director for the Middle East and Africa, and his replacement by new joiner Ian Hume

Ian Hume,  sales director for emerging markets at JLG.
Ian Hume, sales director for emerging markets at JLG.

Powered access brand JLG has announced that Ewan MacAngus, its regional sales director for the Middle East and Africa, will retire at the end of June 2017, to be replaced by Ian Hume, who joined the company on May 1 as its sales director for emerging markets, a role based out of Dubai.

Ewan joined JLG in 1981 and worked in South Africa from 1984 to 1986 to develop JLG’s distribution network and returned to the UK in 1987, based out of Cumbernauld, Scotland.

He has held various sales and service positions in various regions throughout his time with JLG, and since 2008 Ewan has been based in Dubai, developing JLG’s presence and position in the MEA region.

Jonathan Dawson, JLG’s senior sales director for EMEA, said: “We wish Ewan the very best for his retirement, and the many years of service over which Ewan has created and developed the business for JLG across the EMEA region, from the Nordics to Southern Africa.

“His legacy to the access business will live on long after his retirement. JLG wish to thank Ewan for his dedication and professionalism over the 36 years with the company.”

Replacing MacAngus is Ian Hume, who will now lead all market development initiatives across the MEA region, while reporting directly into Jonathan Dawson.

Dawson added: “We are very excited to have Ian joining the JLG team within the Middle East. JLG and Ian share a common passion on delivering customers premium quality product and service. With Ian on board we will continue to set the benchmark for our industry and beyond.”

Prior to joining JLG, Hume was most recently employed by Climax Portable Machine Tools where he worked as account manager for the MEA region. He has spent seven years working for the Manlift Group in Dubai across several sales management roles.

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