Following Kabalen Retirement, Link-Belt Announces Vaughn as Manager, Marketing Communications

Bruce Kabalen

Wed April 12, 2023
Link-Belt Cranes

Bruce Kabalen, manager, marketing and technical communications has announced his retirement from Link-Belt Cranes, effective March 31, 2023.

Kabalen began his career at Link-Belt in 1998 as a supervisor, marketing information services. He was instrumental in his early experience at Link-Belt in creating Link-Belt Preferred, a comprehensive online customer information portal for Link-Belt customers and distributors that launched in 2002. He oversaw integration of lift planning services (3DLiftPlan) at Link-Belt via partnership with A1A Software in 2008 and iCraneTrax (Link-Belt's telematics dashboard for customers and dealers) in 2013.

"Bruce has been a big part of Link-Belt's value-added services to our customers and dealers. Link-Belt is well-positioned in the crane industry as a leader in parts, service, training and online information for crane owners. A lot of that success follows his tenure with the company," said Bill Stramer, senior vice-president, marketing, sales and customer support at Link-Belt Cranes.

Link-Belt Announces Vaughn as Manager, Marketing Communications

Rebecca (Havlicek) Vaughn

Rebecca (Havlicek) Vaughn has been promoted to manager, marketing communications effective April 1, 2023. Bill Stramer, senior vice-president, marketing, sales and customer support, made the announcement at Link-Belt's headquarters in Lexington, Ky.

Vaughn began her career at Link-Belt in 1999 as a parts technical advisor and moved to the marketing communications department in 2009 as a trade show coordinator. She excelled in that role until promotion to her most recent position as promotion manager in 2021. Vaughn has been a major contributor to Link-Belt's circuit of promotional events including multiple ConExpos, CraneFest and international events like bauma. Her new role will include oversight of technical communications and training.

"Due to Rebecca's strong contributions to previous marketing efforts, she is well-suited for this new position. She is known and well-liked by both our distributors and customers, and the perfect fit for carrying on Link-Belt's growing online and marketing presence," said Stramer.

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