LGH is the industry leader in hoisting & rigging equipment rentals. Currently, we have 23 rental centers and over 50 rental representatives nationwide, ready to provide all types of hoisting, pulling, jacking, and rigging equipment rentals to meet virtually any conceivable lifting or moving need.
LGH’s success owes much to our commitments to lifting engineering and professionalism in everything we do. We operate with dedication, preparation, hard work, and a willingness to assess all aspects of our company’s operations. This ensures we achieve optimum levels of efficiency in all areas of our business.
Our management team averages 16 years of individual experience in lifting and rigging equipment rental services. They continually work together to ensure our business units are advancing towards our goals and contributing to the overall success of LGH and, ultimately, our customers.
Tony Fiscelli, President
“As a management team, we are committed to not losing our focus… I’ve learned that when you face adversity in any way, and you are able to continue to stay focused and you have a plan, you will be able to overcome anything.”
Tony Fiscelli began his career at LGH in 1995. Upon graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, he accepted the position of Quality Assurance Manager at LGH. Tony was promoted to Branch Manager in 1997, then General Manager in 2002, and accepted the position of President in 2009.
Tony thrives in the fast-paced environment of the lifting equipment rental industry, and he enjoys the daily challenges and decisions he faces in business operations. His philosophy resonates in his actions – that his most valuable asset to LGH is his ability to give his time and energy to the people he works with.
Married with two daughters, Tony has a close family and enjoys spending as much time as possible with them outside of work.
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Thomas Beasley, Vice President of Support Services
Thomas Beasley is the Vice President of Support Services at LGH. After 10 years of working in information consulting firms, he joined LGH as IT Manager in 2003. He partnered with the management team to develop systems to streamline business processes.
In 2008, when LGH restructured internally, Thomas was promoted to oversee the business support group, which included Finance, IT, HR, and Risk Management. By October 2012, he was asked to serve on the Board of Directors.
Thomas enjoys working with the management team to continue developing innovative ways to manage the business using technology to support LGH employees and its customers. Outside work, he enjoys traveling, volunteering at non-profit organizations, and experimenting with new technologies.
Bob Wilkins, Vice President of Operations
Robert Wilkins joined LGH in 2014 as the Business Operations Manager and has served on the Board of Directors since 2017. Before joining LGH, Bob held executive positions in several other companies for 34 years, including 23 years of steady upward progression in retail. After serving as Store Manager, Regional Merchandise Manager, and Divisional Vice President in two retail organizations, he joined what is now AT&T as Director of Cellular Stores in the Midwest region. From there, he progressed to Vice President of Sales, overseeing a multiple state B2B sales and operations team.
During his tenure at AT&T, he helped lead in the sale of a wireless division to a capital equity firm, integrating the regional division into a national organization. Bob has experience in various areas, including operations management in diverse business environments, budget creation and management, growth strategy development, customer relations, contract negotiation, multi-state team leadership, P/L control, and people development.
Bob is married and has an adult son. During his time off, he enjoys running, working out, and reading. Bob also volunteers at his local church by teaching classes and participating in community charitable activities.
Ryan Group, Vice President of Sales
Ryan Group joined the LGH executive team in 2023. As Vice President of Sales, his primary function is to create sales objectives for North America and lead the Regional Sales Managers to develop and implement the appropriate activities to meet or exceed those objectives.
Previously, he held various sales and managerial roles at Enerpac Tool Group, including a six-year tenure as Territory Manager before moving into a Regional Sales Director role in 2019. He also has a background in distribution sales experience with various rigging and hoisting manufacturers.
Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Waynesburg University, where he studied Marketing and Accounting. He then earned his master’s degree in 2018 from Seton Hill University, specializing in Management.
Ryan is married with two children. He enjoys family vacations to beaches along the east coast, visiting family out west, and attending the kid’s sporting events. In addition, he enjoys golf, fly fishing, and physical fitness. He also serves at his local church by playing acoustic guitar on the worship team and is passionate about personal development, coaching, and personal finance.