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Press release Kalmar

Kalmar appoints Greg Hewitt as Executive Vice President, Head of Americas region

10/13/2014

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 13 OCTOBER 2014 AT 3 PM (EEST)

Greg Hewitt has been appointed Executive Vice President for the Americas region in Kalmar, part of Cargotec. 

Greg Hewitt (MBA, B.Sc.) has over 25 years of versatile experience from industrial equipment, transportation, major appliances and retail businesses. He has worked as President and CEO in Heil Trailer International, as Vice President & General Manager in Komatsu North America, Construction Division, and as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Jacobsen, a Textron Company.

"Greg Hewitt will be focusing on the development of our sales and service and customer interfaces in the Americas region, with the target to increase Kalmar's market share in the region. We are delighted to welcome him to the team," says Olli Isotalo, President of Kalmar. 

"Kalmar is the leading provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry, with great potential to continue to grow in North but especially in South America. I'm very excited to 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.

Further information for the press:

Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, tel. +358 204 777 4111

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096 maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
 
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com