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Press release Kalmar

Kalmar appoints Antti Kaunonen as head of Automation and Projects business

5/15/2015

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 15 MAY 2015 AT 1 PM (EEST)

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 Automation over 20 years in various key roles. During this time he lived five years in the USA and over one year in China. 

Antti has a close relationship with the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, where he is currently a Board Member. He has a Doctor of Technology degree in Control Engineering from Tampere University of Technology and an MBA from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.  

Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, comments: "Antti's strong international background together with extensive automation-driven project experience will be a great advantage for Kalmar. Automation is at the core of our strategy and we will continue to invest in our automation and integration capabilities. I am extremely happy to welcome Antti to the Kalmar team and wish him the best of success in driving our Automation & Projects business to the future." 

Further information for the press: 

Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, tel. +358  20 777 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 to 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 3.4 billion in 2014 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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