October 15 - Greg Hewitt has been appointed executive vice president for the Americas region in Kalmar, part of Cargotec.

Hewitt succeeds Lennart Brelin who is leaving Kalmar at the end of 2014 to pursue other interests. Brelin has successfully developed Cargotec's operations in the Americas region during the past 26 years.

Hewitt has over 25 years of experience in the industrial equipment, transportation, major appliances and retail sectors. He has served as president and ceo at Heil Trailer International, as well as vice president and general manager at Komatsu North America's construction division.

"Greg Hewitt will be focusing on the development of our sales and service and customer interfaces in the Americas region, with the target to increase Kalmar's market share in the region. We are delighted to welcome him to the team," says Olli Isotalo, president of Kalmar.