Navis Demonstrates Commitment to Customers with Two Executive Hires

Dépèche transmise le 10 août 2011 par Business Wire

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced the appointment of Troy Thompson as vice president, global account management and Erik Ward as regional sales director, North America. Thompson and Ward join Navis as strategic hires to further the company’s continued commitment to current and new customers both regionally and globally.

“I look forward to bringing my experience to Navis and helping to serve customers globally with best-of-breed solutions.”

“We are thrilled to add Troy and Erik to the Navis team as we continue our commitment to implement and support terminal projects that reduce risk and maximize performance for our customers worldwide,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis, LLC. “Their deep experience and expertise will help further Navis’ commitment to delivering innovation to the industry, including supporting multi-site deployments and automated terminal projects, and delivering scalable solutions to terminals of all shapes and sizes.”

Troy Thompson comes to Navis from its parent company Cargotec, where he served as president of port security as well as president of Bromma, Americas. In this role, he helped Bromma achieve its position as industry leader in the crane spreader market. At Navis, Troy’s primary focus will be managing and enhancing key global customer relationships. With his longstanding employment and knowledge within the Cargotec organization, Troy will work closely with the other Cargotec global account managers to improve the deep relationships that both Navis and Cargotec have already built.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work at Navis and to also remain a part of the Cargotec family,” said Thompson, vice president, global account management. “I look forward to bringing my experience to Navis and helping to serve customers globally with best-of-breed solutions.”

As regional sales director in North America, Erik Ward will handle key regional accounts and new business initiatives. Ward returns to Navis – having worked with the company from 1999 to 2004 in various support, account management and sales roles – after holding project manager and director positions with Tideworks and eModal. Having attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ward began his career in the port industry in 1996 with a position in container and RoRo operations at SSA Marine’s International Division.

“I’m grateful to be welcomed back to Navis,” said Ward. “I’m confident that the experience I’ve gained, from my roots with Navis and in subsequent roles in the industry, will enhance customer relationships in North America.”

About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognized leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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