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Published: 18 October 2015
New CEO for Konecranes Terex
Although the merger between Konecranes and Terex Corp has not yet had regulatory approvals, the "merged" entity has announced John L Garrison as the successor to Ron DeFeo as President and CEO
|John L Garrison, Jr|
When Konecranes and Terex Corp announced their merger in August, they stated that Konecranes' Chairman Stig Gustavson would be Chairman, but hinted that Ron DeFeo, Terex Corp's President and CEO, might be stepping down and someone else would be appointed President and CEO of the merged entity. It has now been stated that John L Garrison, Jr has been appointed President and CEO of Terex as of November 2, 2015. He will transfer from Textron, Inc, where he served as President and CEO of their Bell Helicopter Segment. Terex’ press release is included in the appendix. Since the regulatory approvals are still pending, the Board of Directors of Konecranes has only acknowledged the appointment.
Lindsay Pulsifer, selected as the Interim Maritime Division Managing Director of the Port of Seattle, back in August, has been confirmed as Managing Director of the Maritime Division in a full-time capacity by CEO Ted Fick. Pulsifer is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of Maritime Environmental Services, Harbor Services, Marine Maintenance, Industrial Properties, and Cruise Operations.
Len Roueche announced his retirement with effect from March 2016 as CEO of Interferry, after 14 years in post, at the organisation's 40th annual conference in Copenhagen. Darrell Bryan, retired former president and CEO of Seattle-based fast ferry operator Victoria Clipper, will be Interferry’s interim CEO pending the appointment of a permanent successor.
Chris Shirling-Rooke has been confirmed as the new CEO for Mersey Maritime following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Teasdale. Shirling-Rooke joined Mersey Maritime as Commercial Director in 2013 and took on the role of Acting CEO 12 months ago.
Jens Michael Wegmann has taken over as CEO and Board chairman of Siemens' Industrial Solutions business area with its four business units Resource Technologies, Process Technologies, System Engineering and Marine Systems. Dr Hans Christoph Atzpodien will forcus fully on the management of Marine Systems in the future as a member of the business area management board. CFO Jörg Schönewolf will additionally be responsible for Purchasing and Export Control. Martin Hilbig will continue in an unchanged role as CHRO.
The Supervisory Board of DB Schenker Rail in Germany, Europe's biggest rail freight company, has confirmed the appointment of Dr Jürgen Wilder from Siemens as its new CEO, with effect from December 1. Wilder will succeed Dr Alexander Hedderich, who left DB on August 31 in the wake of management restructuring following an 18.2% drop in EBIT for H1 2015, and a 39% fall in after-tax profit.
Freightliner Group has today announced that Neil McNicholas will be appointed as Business Development Director from Tuesday 13 October 2015. Neil was a founding member of Direct Rail Services (DRS) managing the company’s operations and engineering functions before taking on the role of managing director for 17 years.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK has today announced that Kevin Richardson FCILT has been appointed as the new Chief Executive. He will join the Institute on 1st December for a brief period of handover and will take over from outgoing Chief Executive Steve Agg, who is stepping down after nearly 10 years in the role, on 1st January. Kevin joins the Institute from XPO Logistics, formerly Norbert Dentressangle, where he held the role of European Development Director for four years