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

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Head of Administration, Mr...

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Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and roadmap

September 24, 2018 – Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and...

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PEMA AGM 2019, Amsterdam

19 – 21 February 2019 | Amsterdam PEMA is pleased to announce that its AGM 2019 will take plac...

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Officers & Board

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Ottonel Popesco, President
Director, Cavotec Group
Ottonel Popesco joined Cavotec Group in 1988 and is currently Director Strategic Projects, previously being the Cavotec Group CEO for  over a decade. He is also Group Chairman of the Board of, a SIX Swiss listed company and member of various Boards. Ottonel started his career in one of the ABB companies with port applications. He is a registered professional engineer in France “.





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Mika 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.






Achim DriesAchim Dries, Vice President
CEO & Managing Director – ‎Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG
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.





Koerting, Jens Jens 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.






Jon Sojo squareJon Sojo, Board Member
Export Director, PEMA
Jon Sojo has been the Export Director for Tratos Ltd. since 2013 and is responsible for the Port and Maritime Sector of the Group.Prior to joining the PEMA Board, Jon was the PEMA Special Events, Programmes & Education Committee Chair.






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.