PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

January 15, 2015 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its l...

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Port Equipment Manufacturers Association welcomes four new members

ZPMC, Nantong Heavy Rainbow Machineries, Spohn + Burkhardt and INTERCON Technical Information System...

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PEMA Joins International Association of Port Cities

July 19, 2018 – PEMA joins the International Association of Port Cities (AIVP), solidifying the co...

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PEMA Autumn Members Meeting 2018

July 5, 2018 – PEMA is pleased to announce that its Autumn Members Meeting 2018 will take place at...

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University of Hamburg Team win PEMA Student Challenge for Second Year Running

June 29, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) hosts the PEMA Student Ch...

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Officers & Board

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Ottonel Popesco, President
Director, Cavotec Group
Ottonel Popesco joined Cavotec Group in 1988 and is currently the company’s CEO. Prior to Cavotec, Ottonel worked for five years as sales and marketing director in one of the ABB companies. He is a registered professional engineer and an associate member of the Facilities Engineering Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities.




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Mika Mahlberg, Vice President
Executive Vice President, Business Area Port Solutions, Konecranes
Mika Mahlberg is Vice President and Head of Business Unit Port Cranes for Konecranes. He joined the company in 1997 and has since worked in several managerial positions in container handling equipment, bulk handling crane and shipyard crane business.




Achim DriesAchim Dries, Vice President
CEO & Managing Director – ‎Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG
Achim Dries joined the VAHLE Group in 2013 as CEO. He served prior to VAHLE in several international Senior Executive positions, at last as a member of the Global Board of ESAB Welding & Cutting. He holds a Master Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.




Koerting, Jens Jens Koerting, Treasurer
Big Truck Global Account Director, Hyster-Yale Group
Jens Koerting joined Hyster-Yale Group (formerlyNacco Materials Handling Group) in 2005 and is currently the Big Truck Global Account Director. Prior, Jens worked for 10 years in the construction equipment industry. He is a graduate engineer.




Jon Sojo squareJon Sojo, Board Member
Export Director, PEMA
Jon Sojo has been the Export Director for Tratos Ltd. since 2013 and is responsible for the Port and Maritime Sector of the Group.Prior to joining the PEMA Board, Jon was the PEMA Special Events, Programmes & Education Committee Chair.




Eckle, Michael (New)Michael Eckle, Board Member
Director Global Marketing, Innovation and IP for Conductix-Wampfler
Michael Eckle is responsible for Global Marketing, Innovation, IP and M&A for Conductix-Wampfler. He joined the company in 2001 and has since worked in various Management positions. Michael is member of the Executive Management Board of Conductix-Wampfler. He is a graduate engineer and holds an MBA from Bond University, Australia.




IMG_5404-De-michieli-223x300 (1)Pietro De Michieli, Board Member
COO, Bedeschi
Pietro De Micheli, has worked for Bedeschi Spa since 1999 and has held various roles within the company. Currently, he is COO and a Board Member of Bedeschi and is responsible for the operation of the company for the total business unit of the bulk handling, marine and mining division with special regards to marketing, sales, design, manufacturing, purchasing and projects management.