HELSINKI, FINLAND — Cargotec announced on Nov. 22 that it has appointed Tom Svennevig as vice-president responsible for the company's advanced load-handling business line as of Oct. 24.

Svennevig is experienced in the offshore business, and he joins Cargotec from Aker Pusnes in Norway where he was vice-president, deck machinery. Svennevig is based in Kristiansand, Norway, where he also assumes the role of managing director of Cargotec Norway AS.

"We have a professional and experienced team in our competence centre for advanced load-handling solutions in Kristiansand offering their services for our customers globally," said Olli Isotalo, executive vice-president, marine. "Appointing Tom Svennevig further strengthens our organization in Norway.”

Earlier this year, Ilpo Heikkilä was appointed vice-president for the winch business line. He is based in Singapore.

Cargotec offers MacGregor load-handling solutions to the offshore industry. The range includes marine, offshore and subsea cranes with active heave-compensation, fiber rope handling systems for ultra deepwater load handling, launch and recovery systems for ROVs/Ts, module handling systems, sophisticated rescue and deck-handling equipment, and advanced winches for anchor handling and towing and mooring operations.