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MacGregor strengthens customer service by building a new Global Lifecycle Support organisation and appoints two new Vice Presidents

12/2/2014

MACGREGOR, PRESS RELEASE, 2 DECEMBER 2014 AT 3.30 PM (EET)

MacGregor is presently building its new Global Lifecycle Support organisation to develop and enhance customer service both in the merchant shipping and offshore markets. The installed base of MacGregor's product portfolio of strong MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands is extensive in both markets and MacGregor is strongly focusing on serving its customers well throughout the lifetime of the installations. MacGregor announces appointments of two new Vice Presidents to lead its front line operations and service competence centres globally.

Nick White is appointed as Vice President, Global Field Services which is an elemental part of the new Global Lifecycle Support in MacGregor group to drive the development of frontline service operations. Mr White comes from the position of Managing Director, Hatlapa Marine Equipment Ltd. where he has successfully developed service business for Hatlapa products.

Preben Liltved is appointed as Vice President, Global Product Support. Global Product Support combines MacGregor's existing Product Line After Sales and Competence Centres under one helm. Mr Liltved joined MacGregor when Aker Solutions Mooring and Loading Systems unit became part of MacGregor earlier this year and has been responsible for developing the unit's service operations.

Both Nick White and Preben Liltved will start in their new roles as the new Global Lifecycle Support organisation becomes effective 1 January 2015. "I am very pleased to see our service business leadership 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.

For more information please contact:
Mika Vehvil√§inen, President and CEO, Cargotec, tel. +358 20 777 4100
Minna Karhu, Communications Director, MacGregor, tel. +358 20 777 4500

MacGregor offers world leading engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. The scope of our integrated packages is growing and now also includes Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex products.

MacGregor serves the offshore, maritime transportation and naval logistics markets in ports and terminals as well as on board ships and rigs. MacGregor solutions combine load and cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to optimise lifetime profitability, productivity and environmental sustainability. www.macgregor.com    

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com    

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