January 19 - Pasi Lehtonen (pictured below) has been appointed as senior vice president of Cargotec's Offshore business segment.

He has worked with Cargotec since 1995, his most recent position being senior vice president of Finance for Cargotec's Marine business. He will continue as a member of Marine's management group.

Cargotec has also appointed Tom Svennevig as vice president for its Offshore segment's advanced load-handling business, and Ilpo Heikkilä as vice president for its Offshore segment's winch business.

"Our competence centres for advanced load-handling in Kristiansand, Norway, and for winches in Singapore, offer their services for our global customers," says Olli Isotalo, executive vice president, Marine. "Pasi Lehtonen will bring vast general management experience, which will help speed up our growth in the offshore industry."

Cargotec offers MacGregor load-handling solutions to the offshore industry. The range includes marine, offshore and subsea cranes with active heave-compensation, fibre 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.