Colin Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.
Colin Wilson became President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyster-Yale Group in September 2014 and is charged with providing the strategic vision and global leadership that keeps Hyster-Yale Group moving forward, a role for which he has spent much of his career preparing. Mr. Wilson has over 40 years of experience in the materials handling industry. He began his career in 1970 with Coles Cranes in Sunderland, England, where he worked in production engineering, marketing, product management and overseas licensing. After time with a compressor company and a European lift truck competitor, Mr. Wilson joined Hyster-Yale Group in 1988 as European Sales and Marketing Director for the Yale® brand. From here, he moved into the role of Managing Director of Yale Europe before being named President of Yale Materials Handling Corporation, based in Flemington, New Jersey, in 1995. In 2002, Mr. Wilson was appointed President of Hyster-Yale Group's Americas operations and three years later became Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyster-Yale Group. Most recently, prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wilson served as Hyster-Yale Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2013.