PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

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Port Equipment Manufacturers Association welcomes four new members

ZPMC, Nantong Heavy Rainbow Machineries, Spohn + Burkhardt and INTERCON Technical Information System...

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PEMA appoints new Head of Administration

April 03, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Head of...

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PEMA Welcomes 3 New Members at the Start of 2017

Ref.: 003 February 27, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) continues to...

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PEMA calls for cross-industry dialogue to optimise global shipping supply chain

Ref: PEMA/002 February 22, 2017 – Members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) c...

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Officers & Board

Popesco, Ottonel - smaller Popesco, Ottonel - smallerOttonel Popesco, President
CEO, Cavotec

Ottonel Popesco joined Cavotec Group in 1988 and is currently the company’s CEO. Prior to Cavotec, Ottonel worked for five years as sales and marketing director in one of the ABB companies. He is a registered professional engineer and an associate member of the Facilities Engineering Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities.




photo Mika Mahlberg adjMika Mahlberg, Vice President
Executive Vice President, Business Area Port Solutions, Konecranes

Mika Mahlberg is Vice President and Head of Business Unit Port Cranes for Konecranes. He joined the company in 1997 and has since worked in several managerial positions in container handling equipment, bulk handling crane and shipyard crane business.





Bragagni, MaurizioMaurizio Bragagni, Vice President
Chief Executive, Tratos

Maurizio Bragagni has 15 years’ experience in the electric cable manufacturing industry. As CEO of Tratos Ltd., he has helped to establish the Tratos Group brand worldwide. Under his leadership, Tratos Ltd has been given an Industrial Investment Award by the UK-Italy Business Awards. Maurizio holds an MBA from Cass Business School of London and a Masters in Law from the University of Pisa.




Koerting, JensJens Koerting, Treasurer
Big Truck Global Account Director, Hyster-Yale Group
Jens Koerting joined Hyster-Yale Group (formerlyNacco Materials Handling Group) in 2005 and is currently the Big Truck Global Account Director. Prior, Jens worked for 10 years in the construction equipment industry. He is a graduate engineer.





Dempsey, MichaelMike Dempsey, Board Member
Vice President of Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM

Michael Dempsey has more than 25 years of experience in process automation technologies and its application for shipping, container terminal and port operations. In his current role at ORBCOMM, he leads the enterprise solutions team delivering solutions for the visibility and control of marine and intermodal transportation assets. His previous roles include GM Ports and Terminals at IDENTEC Solutions, Vice President Automation Technologies for Navis, and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for RedPrairie Corporation.


Dries, Achim

Achim Dries, Board Member
CEO VAHLE Group Global & Managing Director of Paul VAHLE GmbH & Co KG / Germany

Achim Dries joined the VAHLE Group in 2013 as CEO. He served prior to VAHLE in several international Senior Executive positions, at last as a member of the Global Board of ESAB Welding & Cutting. He holds a Master Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.




Eckle, Michael (New)Michael Eckle, Board Member
Director Global Marketing, Innovation and IP for Conductix-Wampfler

Michael Eckle is responsible for Global Marketing, Innovation, IP and M&A for Conductix-Wampfler. He joined the company in 2001 and has since worked in various Management positions. Michael is member of the Executive Management Board of Conductix-Wampfler. He is a graduate engineer and holds an MBA from Bond University, Australia.