Konecranes has appointed Carolin Paulus as vice president of its industrial equipment division - its overhead and industrial crane business - taking over from Mikko Uhari who will now be responsible for the MHE-Demag integration up until his retirement. Uhari will now report to chief financial officer Teo Ottola.
Paulus has spent the past three years as senior vice president of global parts and service procurement at Konecranes and Demag, adding the title of managing director Demag Cranes and Components almost two years ago. She joined the company when it acquired Terex MHPS, where she had been employed as global vice president of service since joining the company in 2013. She will join the Konecranes leadership team at the end of the month, and report to Konecranes chief executive, Rob Smith.
Smith said: “Carolin brings extensive experience to the role and an excellent understanding of the dynamics driving industrial equipment. I look forward to working with her on the continuing transformation of the business.”
Smith added: “Mikko has been in the company for 37 years and he has been instrumental to Konecranes’ success. I would also like to thank him for the excellent work he has done in integrating Demag and Konecranes and on a personal level for the advice and insights he has given me on our industry and Konecranes’ operations in general. His new role in the integration of the recently acquired MHE-Demag will be crucial to the next chapter of the Industrial Equipment business area.”
The Leadership Team - previously the executive board - will now comprise:
Chief executive Rob Smith
Chief financial officer Teo Ottola
Fabio Fiorino, executive vice president service
Carolin Paulus, executive vice president industrial equipment
Mika Mahlberg, executive vice president port solutions
Juha Pankakoski, executive vice president technology
Minna Aila, executive vice president, marketing & corporate affairs
Timo Leskinen, senior vice president, human resources
Sirpa Poitsalo general counsel