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Movers & Shakers

Thursday, 2 September 2021 ( #1041 )
Karkovirta
Karkovirta
Helsinki, Finland Konecranes has appointed Anneli Karkovirta as senior vice president, human resources and member of the Konecranes leadership team. In her role, she will be responsible for human resources, marketing and communications, and sustainability and will report to Rob Smith, president and CEO. Karkovirta, currently vice president, HR Business Area Industrial Equipment, corporate strategy projects and M&A, will transition duties with Timo Leskinen who will leave the company on 30 September 2021. Until his departure, Leskinen will act as a senior advisor to ensure a smooth and effective transition of his current duties. Karkovirta has over 20 years of experience in human resources, integration and organisation development. She joined Konecranes in 2014 and has held several human resources leadership positions since then. Karkovirta has a Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Gates
Gates
Norcross, GA, United States Chris Gates has been appointed north-eastern district sales manager at Hyundai Material Handling, covering the Eastern and Atlantic Canada region. Gates brings over 25 years of materials handling experience. He has worked with Liftech Equipment Companies, where he held various leadership positions, and most recently was north-east regional sales manager for KION/Linde. Gates is a great addition to the district sales team and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and professionalism to his new responsibilities.
Ryan
Ryan
Katy, TX, United States LiuGong North America has appointed Andrew Ryan as president of LiuGong North America. Ryan has 25 years of experience in the construction equipment industry. While at Caterpillar, he served in senior roles spanning machine marketing, dealer administration, rental and aftermarket parts. He has a global perspective on the industry, having lived and worked in the US, Chile and Singapore. Ryan brings deep experience in developing construction equipment dealers and ensuring customer success with outstanding product support and he is excited by the opportunity to work closely with the dealer network and lead the extended LiuGong team to the next phase of growth in North America.
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Fact of the week

During WWII, while testing the top secret and first jet-engined aircraft by Bell Aircraft, US pilot Jack Woolams donned a gorilla mask and a bowler hat on his head so that any witnesses who reported back would not be believed.
The Open-Air Wax Museum
An odd hodgepodge of wax figures is displayed in a shopping center walkway in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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