Lexington, KY – Sandy Hammonds, CFO and Vice President of Finance for Link-Belt Cranes, was elected to Link-Belt Cranes’ Board of Directors during the January 2021 board meeting. Sumitomo Heavy Industry (SHI) representatives attended the meeting by video conference; Link-Belt Cranes is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHI.

Melvin Porter, Link-Belt’s CEO and President, announced her appointment at Link-Belt Cranes headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

“Sandy is a dynamic, highly-focused leader committed to innovation and continuous improvement,” said Porter. “She is an invaluable asset as we implement strategies and goals for the future growth of Link-Belt.”

Hammonds began her Link-Belt career as a cost accountant in 1988 and progressed through all levels of accounting and finance departments. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. Additionally, Hammonds maintains a Certified Public Accountant designation.