Cargotec board appoints new president, CEO

by World Grain Staff
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HELSINKI, FINLAND — Cargotec’s board of directors at its meeting on Jan. 27 appointed Mika Vehviläinen as Cargotec's new president and chief executive officer (CEO). 
Vehviläinen will start at Cargotec on March 1. Tapio Hakakari, Cargotec's vice-chairman of the board, will continue as the interim president and CEO until Feb. 28.
Vehviläinen is currently the president and CEO of Finnair Plc. Previously he has held senior leadership positions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia, and has worked in logistics and service development duties in the U.S. and in Asia.
"During his successful international career, Vehviläinen has convincingly proven his leadership and result creating skills even during difficult circumstances. The board is certain that under his management Cargotec is well prepared to face the future changes and challenges," said Cargotec's Chairman of the Board Ilkka Herlin.
"The importance of transport and logistics will continue to increase in the future. Cargotec as the forerunner in cargo handling solutions offers an interesting challenge. I am excited to develop Cargotec business further, together with the whole personnel," said Vehviläinen.