James J. Radous III
President and CEO
Appointed President by the UniCarriers Corporation board of directors in January 2016, James J. Radous III joined UniCarriers Americas in 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations and was appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Sales – Americas in 2013. Radous led revenue generation in the key areas of business development and aftermarket, growing UniCarriers Americas to a top-tier supplier of material handling equipment, increasing the company’s footprint in South America which included establishing UCA’s formal entity in Brazil (UCSA), leading aftermarket expansion across the Americas and orchestrating multiple mergers and acquisitions.
Radous also held the officer role of president of retail operations, heading the factory-owned dealership initiative and led the company’s two factory-owned dealerships through successful post-merger integrations.
Prior to joining UniCarriers Americas, Radous gained global marketing and sales managerial experience from several positions including Vice President, Sales at Knaack LLC, a division of Emerson; Vice President of Global Marketing at Klein Tools; Director, Sales and Marketing at Wen Products; and Sales and Marketing Manager at The Chamberlain Group.
Radous has a B.A. degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University and his MBA in Marketing from Roosevelt University.
Radous was recently featured in BOSS Magazine. Click here to read the article.
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations
Appointed Vice President of Manufacturing Operations by the UniCarriers Americas board of directors in October 2013, Dale Mark has been with UniCarriers Americas since 2005 where he started as Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager and was quickly promoted to Director, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance. He led the implementation of manufacturing initiatives to establish the Marengo facility as a benchmark for safety, quality and cost performance.
Prior to joining UniCarriers Americas, Mark served as Plant Manager at Thatcher Tubes, Senior Manager of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Hendrickson Suspension Systems, and Fabrication Operations Manager at Harley-Davidson.
Mark earned his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Penn State University and his master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University.
K. Berry Mansfield
Chief Financial Officer
K. Berry Mansfield joined UniCarriers Americas Corporation as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. Mansfield is responsible for all Accounting/Finance, Information Systems, and Legal departments.
Prior to joining UniCarriers, Mansfield spent over 20 years at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) where he held numerous positions including Controller/Director and Sr. Manager of Financial Services. His vast experience includes additional key roles in cost accounting, product marketing, sales and financial services.
Mansfield earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
As a twenty-eight-year veteran of UniCarriers and the material handling industry, Mark Manninen has been responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans that have consistently resulted in revenue growth for the company. As VP of Sales & Marketing, he leverages his experience to help dealers achieve their goals and drive maximum sales in equipment, parts and service. He also plays a key role in carrying our brand’s message to the marketplace.
In his previous role as Senior Director of Retail Operations and Acquisitions, Manninen presided over all aspects of the two company owned dealerships including a staff of over 150 employees. During this time, he increased market share and aftermarket sales by double digits, all while reducing operating expenses.
Manninen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Michigan Technological University.
Director, Product Engineering
Carl Modesette became Director of Product Engineering at UniCarriers in April 2017.
Prior to joining UniCarriers Americas, Modesette served as Manager, Overseas Business Planning Department at Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. In Kyoto, Japan. In this role, Modesette served as the primary liaison between Global Headquarters in Japan and the Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Headquarters (MCFA) in Houston. Modesette has a long history with MCFA. Since 1999, he has worked for the company in positions such as Design Engineer, Manager of Vehicle Testing and Product Manager.
Modesette earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Christy L. Willis
Director, Human Resources
Christy L. Willis was appointed Director, Human Resources in March, 2016. In this role, Willis oversees all human resources responsibilities UniCarriers. Her broad experience includes, employee benefits, and workplace morale.
Willis has over 20 years of experience working with both small and large organizations, including Textron, SPX and Honeywell.
Willis earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rockford University.