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Hiab Trade Press Release

Hiab appoints Hans Ekman as Vice President, Forestry and Recycling Cranes


Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Hans Ekman  as Vice President, Forestry & Recycling Cranes as of 14 August 2017. He will report to Joakim Andersson, head of Hiab's Cranes Business Line, and be part of the Cranes Leadership Team. Hans is located in Raisio, Finland.  
"Hans has worked for Hiab's Demountables Business Line since 2001 in several roles, most recently as Director for Sales & Product Business Management in Demountables. Hans has gained excellent and versatile business and industry knowledge and has great leadership skills. I am very delighted to have Hans join the Cranes team to ensure that under his leadership we continue on the successful path with strong focus on growing Hiab's forestry and recycling business," says Joakim Andersson. 
"Over the last years, Hiab has regained a strong position in the forestry cranes segment with its renowned LOGLIFT and JONSERED brands. This opens up new business opportunities within and beyond forestry, and has positioned Hiab again as a pioneer with the ground-breaking HiVisionTM control system. As an independent business unit, the Forestry & Recycling Business Line will continue to aim for further growth in these important business segments for Hiab," says Hans Ekman.
Hans Ekman succeeds in this position Jon Lopez, who decided to continue his career outside of Hiab.
Further information:
Joakim Andersson, Senior Vice President, Cranes, Hiab;
Nikolaus Scheurer, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Hiab;, tel. +46 706 005 237
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,000 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.
Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.
Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people.
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