German heavy lift and project logistics specialist Combi Lift is expanding its presence in the Americas by opening an office in Houston, Texas, that will be led by Grant Wattman.

Grant Wattman President and Managing Director of Combi Lift Americas LLC

Wattman joins the company as president and managing director of Combi Lift Americas. He is well-known to the industry, having served as president and ceo of Agility’s project logistics business. 

Klaus Hilpert, managing director and chairman of the board of directors at Combi Lift, said: “Grant brings life-long industry experience in leadership roles, defining and implementing strategic plans, driving growth, operational excellence and building a strong financial portfolio. I am extremely pleased that Grant is part of our team. He is a one of the industry heavyweights. Together, we will set new standards in the project logistics industry.”

Commenting on the office, Hilpert added: “Houston is the perfect location in the USA. It is one of the main project capitals in the world. Solutions are becoming more complex and project risk profiles are increasing. Clients are looking for trusted and globally connected partners who can leverage their assets and drive risk sharing throughout project delivery. For all of these reasons, opening the Houston office was therefore the logical next step for us.”