Bekkenes Steps Down from Palfinger President Post
Styrk Bekkenes, President of Palfinger Marine, has stepped down from his position. “With the strengths that lie within the company, both in terms of personnel and products, Palfinger Marine is very well positioned to be the preferred supplier of cranes, lifesaving equipment and winches for vessels and installations worldwide. I feel that the time is right for me to step down and seek new challenges,” said Bekkenes. Coming from the role of CEO of Harding Safety, Styrk has been the President of Palfinger Marine since January of this year. Prior to this he was part of a
Port of Seattle Names Interim Maritime Division MD
brings a deep and unique understanding of port operations, particularly in the maritime arena. In addition to her years of experience, Pulsifer holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. The former maritime division managing director, Linda Styrk, accepted a new position as executive director for the Puget Sound Pilots, who work with ship captains to safely direct vessels into and out of harbors and waterways. A national search will be underway for a permanent replacement.