PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

January 15, 2015 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its l...

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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 joins the new I AM Industry Alliance

Ref: PEMA/001 December 14, 2016 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) along wi...

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8-10 February 2017| London, UK We are delighted to announce details of PEMA’s 2017 AGM & Mem...

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PEMA focuses on electrification, environment, and state of the art technologies at 2016 Members Meeting

November 23, 2016 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) recently held its annu...

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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
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Port Cranes, 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.




Koerting, JensJens Koerting, Treasurer

Sales and Marketing Director, Nacco Materials Handling Group
Jens Koerting joined Nacco Materials Handling Group in 2005 and is currently the Director for Big Trucks in EMEA. Prior to NMHG, Jens worked for 10 years in the construction equipment industry. He is a graduate engineer.




Bragagni, MaurizioMaurizio Bragagni, Board Member
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.



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.



Stiehler, Stephan - newestStephan Stiehler, Board Member
Strategic Industry Manager, Ports & Cranes, SICK

Stephan Stiehler has more than 14 years of experience in the intelligent sensor industry and is responsible for overseeing SICK’s strategic activities and long-term growth in the port business worldwide.





Holmstrom, Per AndersPer-Anders Holmström, Vice President

Per-Anders Holmström was formally President of Bromma Conquip, Chairman for Cargotec Port Security and President of Kalmar’s industrial segment. Per-Anders has extensive experience having held several leading positions in machine industry corporation as well as industrial robotics company, technology consultant company as well as smaller industrial automation and vision guidance corporations.