Stellar Industries has appointed Michael Butsch as its strategic relationship manager, the company announced.

Butsch will lead relationship development with strategic customer segments and key industry organizations and contacts for the Garner, Iowa company. He will also support all sales efforts across every Stellar product line as needed, according to the manufacturer of hydraulic truck-mounted equipment.

Butsch comes to Stellar with experience managing and directing fleet operations for almost 20 years for Joy Global. His most recent position was the director of global fleet operations for a large mining machinery manufacturer, where he managed all aspects of life cycle management for fleet operations.

He is a four-time nominee for Professional Fleet Manager of the Year and is recognized as a national DOT compliance expert.