Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners. "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC
Cargotec Names Geber-Teir Senior VP, Communications
Carina Geber-Teir, M.Sc. will join Cargotec as Senior Vice President, Communications.She will be responsible for leading the communications, investor relations and sustainability function. She will be a member of Cargotec's Extended Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen.Geber-Teir joins Cargotec from OP Financial Group, where she has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Communications Officer since 2009. Prior to this she was Communications Director at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance company.As earlier announced, Cargotec's current SVP, Communications and IR Leena
Cargotec to Sack 220 at MacGregor
Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec announces savings measures in its subsidiary MacGregor to respond to the weakening market situation due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Cargotec is laying off some 220 employees globally at its MacGregor business. The countries where the impact of the planned measures is estimated to be biggest are Sweden, Singapore and Norway. "MacGregor is planning to reach savings by reviewing resourcing and making the necessary adjustments with a plan to reduce the use of external workforce and the number
Lie Appointed SVP Communications, Cargotec
Leena Lie, M.Sc. (Econ.), (b. 1968) has been appointed Senior Vice President, Communications at Cargotec Corporation as of August 1, 2015. She will be a member of Cargotec's Extended Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Leena Lie joins Cargotec from Kemira, where she has been responsible for communications, marketing communications and corporate responsibility. Prior to this she has held various communications roles at KONE Corporation and Nokia. "In order to support Cargotec on its journey towards high performance, the role of Corporate Communication
Roozendaal to head MacGregor Business Area
Michel van Roozendaal (M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau; b. 1963) has been appointed President of the MacGregor business area. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Michel van Roozendaal joins from Ingersoll-Rand where he has been heading the Thermo King Global Marine, Rail and Bus businesses. Prior to this he has held global general management roles with companies such as United Technologies, Danaher, JCI and Honeywell. With over 25 years in technology businesses with exposure to product development
Kaunonen to Head Automation & Projects at Kalmar
Antti Kaunonen has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar, part of Cargotec. Antti Kaunonen brings with him over 25 years of experience from industrial businesses and deep knowledge in automation. He has delivered proven success in building automation and project business capabilities in global companies. Before joining Kalmar, Antti worked at Voith in Germany close to eight years in different management positions heading Voith Paper Automation, Voith Paper EMEA Region and, most recently, Voith Hydro Automation. Before Voith, Antti worked for Metso
INTERSCHALT Shuffles Executive Management
INTERSCHALT maritime systems GmbH, a provider of maritime software for cargo operations and fleet management, NavCom services and manufacturer of VDR systems, announced a change in the company’s executive management today. This follows Cargotec Corporation’s acquisition of INTERSCHALT in January 2016. Robert Gärtner, who has served as CEO of INTERSCHALT since 2006, stepped down from his position on June 20 to pursue other opportunities. Two managing directors have now been appointed: Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis, and Rainer Twisterling, former Vice President
Greg Hewitt is Executive V.P. of Kalmar
leverage my experience and join a team of great professionals to serve our customers and provide them the best value and loyalty," says Greg Hewitt. Greg Hewitt succeeds Lennart Brelin who is leaving Kalmar at the end of 2014 to pursue other interests. Lennart Brelin has successfully developed Cargotec's operations in the Americas region during the past 26 years. Greg Hewitt will be available at Kalmar stand at TOC Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, where we will be exhibiting during 14-16 October 2014. Come and meet us at stand #C12.
MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Ensuring competitiveness in the long-term over the current market cycle requires constant development of MacGregor's operations globally. MacGregor is planning to start capacity adjustment measures which are estimated to have an impact on approximately 100 employees at MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG in Uetersen by the end of 2015.
MacGregor Appoints Carnall as Sr V.P.
John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec. "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in developing successful and growing service business in several different global environments," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec. Mr. Carnall joins MacGregor from Danfoss where he has
MacGregor Appoints 2 New VPs
for the new organisation now being in place. These gentlemen both have an excellent track record in developing profitable service business and bring along their experience from their previous organisations for the benefit of all MacGregor's customers," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec
Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar
Craig Jessup has been appointed Senior Vice President, Services in Kalmar, part of Cargotec. Craig joins Kalmar from Ingersoll Rand where he headed the Industrial Technologies parts and services business for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Before Ingersoll Rand, Craig worked 21 years at ABB where he held a variety of leadership positions in the service business and was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked