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Published: 27 December 2008
New appointments announced
NYK Line has named a new president. ICTSI group has named a new regional manager for Europe and the Middle East. Bromma has appointed a new president for the Americas
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has appointed as its new president the current executive vice-president Yasumi Kudo. He will assume his new post in April, 2009. At that time the incumbent president Koji Miyahara will become chairman, although he will retain his representative rights. The current Takao Kusakari will become director, board counselor.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) has appointed Francis M Andrews as Regional Manager for Europe and the Middle East. Mr Andrews has been with ICTSI since 2000 and was formerly General Manager of Manila International Container Terminal, and sat on the boards of various ICTSI subsidiaries.
From 2000 to 2001, he was at the helm of former ICTSI subsidiary International Port Services as CEO and General Manager. His longest tenure was with Sea-Land Services, Inc, where he worked from 1973 to 2000.
As for Bromma, just a week or so after naming Vikram Raman as its new Vice President, Sales and Services, the Sweden-based crane spreader company has named Chris Cassalia to the position of President, Bromma Market Area Americas, reporting to Mr Raman.
Mr. Cassalia replaces Mr. Troy Thompson, who is leaving Bromma to focus exclusively on Cargotec Port Security, Inc where he already serves as President.
As President of Bromma Market Area Americas, Mr Cassalia will be responsible for leading Bromma sales and services efforts in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America regions. Previously, he served as West Coast (USA and Canada) Sales Director for Bromma, providing support to many of the largest and fastest-growing ports in the Americas region. Prior to joining the Bromma sales organisation, he was a member of the Kalmar North America marketing organisation.