Mike Popovich has been promoted to President of Gradall Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Gradall excavator products and Vacall vacuum/jetting machines.
Popovich started his career as a Gas Turbine Specialist with the U.S. Navy, and in 1996, he accepted a position as Service Technician with Gradall. Since then, he has held a variety of management roles at Gradall in Training and Development, Product Support and Development, Engineering, and Sales and Marketing.
Early in 2020, he assumed additional responsibilities with both the Gradall and Vacall product lines in Sales and Marketing as well as managing the Engineering Team when Gradall’s parent company, the Alamo Group, reorganized its Industrial Division. Mike Haberman, Gradall’s president at the time, was named Vice President of Alamo Group’s Excavation/Vacuum Truck Group.
Popovich holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and is nearing completion of his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Walsh University. He and his wife, Connie, live in New Philadelphia.
Gradall and Vacall machines are designed, manufactured, tested and supported at the Gradall Industries headquarters in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and sold through distributors worldwide. In fact, Gradall says it is the only excavator manufactured only in the U.S., distinguished by its telescoping, full-tilting booms and pioneering technologies involving wheeled undercarriages.
In addition to excavators, Gradall products include steel and aluminum mill maintenance machines, mine scalers, railway maintenance machines and other products. Vacall machines are known for their superior water jetting and vacuum forces, used for sewer cleaning, hydro excavation, industrial sweeping and other functions. Gradall also manufactures a firefighting apparatus, used to break through walls and roofs to extinguish blazes inside buildings with exceptional efficiency and safety.