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- 4 Apr 2024 ( #1173 )
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Carnelius Cruz

TVH Americas - United States

Cruz
Cruz

Navistar executive Carnelius Cruz has been named TVH’s new vice president of sales – Americas.

In his new role, Cruz will be responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico as well as the Latin American markets.

TVH says with more than a decade of experience managing sales portfolios exceeding a billion dollars, Cruz has consistently delivered exceptional results and valuable contributions to the applicable industry. 

In his most recent role as vice president of part sales North America at Navistar, he oversaw part sales, national accounts and the commercial acceleration program.

Cruz joins TVH after the retirement of Cathy Diaz as director of US sales at the end of 2023.

Heike Wulff

Chief Financial Officer Jungheinrich - Germany

Wulff
Wulff

Jungheinrich’s supervisory board has appointed Heike Wulff designated chief financial officer as of 1 May.

Wulf will be responsible for controlling, accounting and tax, and will take over the responsibilities of the finance division in Jungheinrich’s internal digital transformation program.

Dr Volker Hues, who oversees investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, financing, information technology and purchasing, will hand over his finance responsibilities to Wulff at the end of his mandate at conclusion of 2024.

“Heike Wulff has reorganised the corporate controlling department at Jungheinrich in recent years and made central processes within the group more efficient and viable for the future,” says Jungheinrich chairman Rolf Najork.
“In doing so, she has clearly proven her analytical abilities and exceptional leadership qualities, particularly when it comes to transformation processes. Heike Wulff will continue to streamline our company’s financial processes within the Jungheinrich Board of Management in future and thus play a key role in achieving our strategic goals.”

In other personnel news, Maik Manthey will replace Sabine Neuß as member of the board of management for technics on 1 July.

Sabine Neuß will leave Jungheinrich as a result of differing views on the company’s strategy. 

Chief sales officer Christian Erlach has also informed the board he intends to retire at the end of this year.

William Ng

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) - Singapore

Ng
Ng

Experienced sales executive William Ng is the new Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) member engagement manager for Southeast Asia.

Ng spent 10 years as a sales executive with Rigging and Marine Services in Singapore, mainly dealing with load test and rigging jobs with Singapore Shipyards. 

He also worked for Survitec in Singapore as sales manager, dealing with distributors across Southeast Asia region, and also handling new build projects for fire systems.

Ng’s role at LEEA is to audit and engage with members in Southeast Asia as well as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

 “The lifting sector in Southeast Asia is spread across the offshore, marine and construction sectors, with the new energy industry becoming increasingly important,” says Ng.

“Among the issues that some of the countries are facing is the variability of local legislation when it comes to providing clear guidelines, resulting in users or inspectors often having to follow international standards.

“My aim is to bring LEEA standards to the oil and gas operator, shipyards, accredited training centres and government agencies. 

“My biggest challenge will be bringing LEEA standards to the construction industry, as most of them are involved in local business and are not required to deal with international standards.”

Mark Matthews

EnerSys - United States

Matthews
Matthews

EnerSys has promoted Mark Matthews to president, specialty global.

Since joining EnerSys in 2016, Matthews has held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as senior vice president, specialty global.

Matthews is spearheading the company’s plans for a 4GWh lithium-ion cell factory, recently securing a comprehensive incentive package through South Carolina and Greenville County valued at approximately USD200 million. 

“Since joining the company, Mark has delivered outstanding results, driving innovation in energy storage and lithium battery technology, and is a trusted leader within the organisation and with our customers and other stakeholders,” says said EnerSys president and chief executive officer David M. Shaffer. 

Prior to joining EnerSys, Mark held a variety of management positions including CEO, President, General Manager, and leadership roles in Quality Management, Product Management, Global Sales, Engineering, and Research and Development. 

His prior work includes developing a groundbreaking technology that integrates renewable energy generation with energy storage and power distribution to reduce demand charges and utility costs. 

His other innovative designs facilitated the US Army's conversion from Li-SO2 to Li-MnO2 technology, delivering 50% higher energy density at half the battery weight.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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