Esko Karvonen leads the change process from a product oriented organisation into an organisation that delivers value adding customer solutions. He has been with MacGregor, part of Cargotec, 23 years in various positions working with dry cargo ships. He believes in leading and developing people and the organisation based on vision.
Frank Kho is Vice President, Offering Development at Kalmar. He has extensive background in the industry, having held senior management positions in several container terminals in Asia and Europe. His expertise includes software development, logistics and control engineering. At Kalmar, he is focusing on the implementation of the close to customer strategy: “My passion has not changed: How to make a terminal operator business run better.”
Hannu Santahuhta manages simulator and visualisation environments development and implementation projects in Kalmar, Offering Development. He has a versatile background in different aspects of engineering, design systems and product development. He values product development high: “Modern virtual environments are great not only in supporting design engineers but also in visualising new designs to people from outside product development.”
Ilkka Annala is VP Project Delivery at Kalmar’s Automation and Projects division. He entered the transportation equipment industry in 1984 and has worked with the Kalmar straddle carrier product line from 1991.
Ismo Matinlauri, M.Sc. (Naval Architect), Business Development Director at Kalmar, has initiated the Port 2060 concept with a team of Kalmar professionals. Ismo looks to the future automation development towards artificial intelligence with confidence.
Jari Hämäläinen (Dr Tech.), Director, Kalmar Offering Development, sees interesting opportunities in combining ICT with industrial engineering and services. He has led service concept development in Cargotec and has a background in telecommunications and software industry, with 36 global patents used in mass market products. His passion is to lead renewal through technology and business innovation.
With a background in geography, communications and political history, Karoliina Loikkanen, Director, EHS at Cargotec, can see the challenges of building a more sustainable future for shipping from many different perspectives. Her vision of the future is one in which environmental sustainability is an unremarkable part of everyday life, as well as an inseparable part of normal shipping and cargo handling operations.
Matti Sommarberg, Vice President, Senior Technology Advisor at Kalmar, believes in “business development by creative strategies and implementation with passion”. Matti has an extensive experience in strategy and innovation management as well as development of technology networks. He holds a MSc in Engineering and Economics and is currently writing his doctoral thesis on digitalisation as paradigm changer in machine building.
Mikko Vuojolainen has more than 25 years of experience in the container industry and is currently responsible for the Kalmar Crane Upgrades business on a global level. He has a broad background within Kalmar, among others, of sales and service operations as well as business development.
Stefan B. Johansson
Stefan B. Johansson works as Director, Sales and Marketing for Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers.