English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Can one say
a. In our company, Tom is the man to operate the lift fork.
b. Tom is our man to operate the lift fork.
The intended meaning is that Tom has the task of operating the lift work.
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Both are grammatically possible, (although I think that you mean 'forklift'!)
More idiomatic, however, would be 'is the man who operates...'