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This profile was last updated on 3/2/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Membership Committee

A.R.A. of Kentucky

Employment History

  • National Account Executive
    Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. , Inc
  • Sales Manager
    McLean Rentals
  • National Ac-Counts Manager
    McLean Rentals

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Web References
RM Online - Wilcox wins vice presidential race, 2 Mar 2006 [cached]
Baron Lyhne, Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Woodbridge, Va.
Lyhne joined McLean Rentals as sales manager in 1986. When McLean's owner started Theros Equipment in 1996, Lyhne worked as its national ac-counts manager until February. He then became the national account executive for Komatsu when the company acquired Theros Forklift Division.
He is a member of the National Capital Area Rental Association and served as vice president in 1991 and 1995, president in 1996, chairman of the board in 1997 and member director since 1998.
He is on the A.R.A. Membership Committee this year. Lyhne also participated in the 1995 State and Local Presidents' Leadership Conference.
The company has been an A.R.A. associate member since 1987 and has participated as an exhibitor at the A.R.A. annual convention for 13 years. Lyhne will serve a one-year term.
Board of Officers and Directors 2000, 30 Jan 2001 [cached]
Baron LyhneKomatsu Forklift U.S.A., Inc1522 Margaret StreetWoodbridge, VA 22191703-494-9033 Fax : 703-499-9524
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RM Online - What your customer needs to know about material handling, 20 Jan 2009 [cached]
"Contractors have learned over the years that owning equipment can put them in a bind when it breaks down or gets old," says Baron Lyhne, Komatsu sales manager and a national account representative for Komatsu forklifts for dealer Theros Equipment, based in Lorton, Va.
"Construction rental owners stand to increase their rentals substantially in good times because contractors are increasingly renting rather than owning their equipment," he says.
"Differentiation among models has reached the point of almost nothing," Lyhne said. "So what owners are doing is making a drive for productivity.
"Internationally, manual forklifts outsell automatics, and we're starting to see a huge increase in the United States," Lyhne said.
"These products minimize greatly the need for a lot of space to store rental items as well as the amount of labor needed," Lyhne said. "The item has been around internationally for years, but it's a trend that is just beginning to hit the United States now.
"You can't put a price on the time and labor savings of being able to punch a few buttons and get the inventory you need. It makes items easily accessible," Lyhne said.
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