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Committee Chairs


Automation & Control Technologies (ACT) Committee


Photo_Rintanen_Kari [4419305]Kari Rintanen, Chair

Manager, Port Technology Research, Konecranes

Kari Rintanen is Manager of Port Technology Research at Konecranes. He has served in senior research positions with Kalmar, Nokia Networks and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). Kari is the inventor of several patents relating to crane automation.




Dipl. Ing. (FH) Alois Recktenwald,  Vice Chair

Senior Key Expert Siemens Global Business Segment Cranes

Alois Recktenwald graduated as electrical engineer with focus automation at the University of Applied Science in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1988 he started his career as electrical engineer for automation systems at Siemens where he has held several high level positions, including Head of Product Management of Siemens’ global business segment Cranes and, most recently, senior key expert cranes.



Equipment Design & Infrastructure (EDI) Committee



Senior Engineer, Liftech Consultants






Fischer, GerhardGerhard Fischer, Vice Chair

Head of Sales, Siemens AG






Safety & Environment (SE) Committee


Meurling, LarsLars Meurling, Chair

VP Marketing and Product Business Development, Bromma

Lars Meurling is Vice President, Marketing and Product Business Development at Bromma, the world leader in crane spreaders.  Lars  has spent many years at the company and has led development efforts in the ship-to-shore and mobile harbour crane business sectors.



Frank Kho KalmarFrank Kho, Vice Chair

Global Head- Offering Development for Kalmar.

Frank Kho, as member of the Kalmar Management Team,  is responsible for strategy and offering development at Kalmar.  His career spans over 25 years of industry experience having held several senior management positions with some of the world’s leading terminal operators, where he has championed operational efficiency and cost reduction strategies, terminal design and team development.




Special Events, Programmes & Education (SEPE) Committee


jon sojoJon Sojo Arana, Chair

Export Director, Tratos Ltd.

Jon Sojo is responsible for the ports business at Tratos Ltd., a global manufacturer of special electrical and data transmission cables.

With a career developed between Spain and UK , he has accumulated 9 years of experience in the business of industrial supplies for ports and maritime sector on a global basis.