Ingo Schiller


Ingo holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association’s Board of Directors, is the Vice Chair of the Crane and Rigging Group, and is a former Chairman of the Allied Group Governing Committee. He also serves on the Association of Equipment Manufacturer, Construction Equipment Sector Board.Ingo is a devoted family man, who had the rare pleasure of receiving his MBA the same year (2017)—and from the same university—that his twin daughters received their undergraduate degrees. Ingo is married and also has two sons— a 16-year-old and a 34-year-old foster son. When not working or with his family in Alexandria, VA, he can often be found by looking up, where you just might find him piloting small aircraft through the wild blue yonder.


In his twenty-five-plus-year career, Ingo Schiller, president and CEO of Tadano America Corporation, has been involved in nearly every facet of the crane business. Beginning with crane repair in the late 1980s—and later gaining manufacturing-industry experience that included process-flow analysis and quality-improvement identification—Ingo honed his detail- and systems-oriented approach to business management early on. By providing technical field support, developing precise market forecasts, implementing new marketing strategies, and establishing intuitive pricing structures, Ingo helped build, and ultimately position, his family’s crane dealership for a successful acquisition in 2004. Joining Liebherr Cranes, Inc. as executive vice president of sales in 2004, Ingo managed a substantial uptick in market demand that resulted in a two-year order backlog for the U.S. market. He’s also held various executive positions at Manitowoc Cranes, where he was responsible for tasks such as new product development planning, leading the Global Crane Care Division, and managing the Global Marketing Team through the bauma, ConExpo-Con/Agg, and bauma China trade fairs.