PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
Andy Clevenger brings over 20 years of engineering experience to IronDirect and is today among the most senior western engineers involved in the Chinese equipment manufacturing space. Mr. Clevenger most recently served as Vice President of Sany, where he was responsible for the research and development of all products in North America and Europe, including hydraulic excavators, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, wheel loaders, motor graders, and port equipment. He managed engineering in the U.S., Europe, and China, and linked customer market requirements from the field to project teams in China to ensure the products met customer needs when launched. In his two and a half years at Sany, Mr. Clevenger grew the product portfolio from 12 to 37 models.
Prior to his work at Sany, Mr. Clevenger spent 11 years at Volvo Construction Equipment in various chief engineer and sales support roles involving pipelaying equipment, excavators, skid steer loaders, road equipment, and attachments. During his time at Volvo, he worked in Europe as a chief engineer for two and a half years, eventually transitioning his team back to the U.S. Before joining Volvo, Mr. Clevenger worked at John Deere developing skid steer loaders and managing projects. He began his career at Komatsu, engineering local market modifications for Japanese excavators sold in the U.S.
Mr. Clevenger holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.