Finland-based cargo-handling machinery manufacturer, Cargotec recently announced Scott Phillips has been appointed President of Hiab business area, he will officially begin his new role on October 1st 2018. Mr. Phillips will become a be a member of the Cargotec Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen.
Mr. Phillips was previously at General Electric where he held the position of Vice President and CEO for Mining. Prior to his time at GE he has held several global leadership positions in the construction and mining sectors, over the last 28 years he has worked at Sandvik and Caterpillar Inc., among others.
CEO for Cargotec, Mika Vehviläinen said, “I warmly welcome Scott to Cargotec and Hiab. He has a proven track record of leading global, multi-billion euro technology businesses in various geographies. I expect him together with the Hiab leadership team to further develop Hiab’s business, continuing its profitable growth and supporting the ambition to be the global leader and number one partner for on-road load handling solutions.”
Current President of Hiab, Roland Sundén will move to a new role responsible for corporate development within Cargotec and will continue to report to Mika Vehviläinen and as a member of the Cargotec Executive Board.
Mika Vehviläinen was full of praise for Mr. Sundén commenting, “I want to thank Roland for the impressive turnaround and growth in Hiab he and his team have achieved since 2014. I am grateful that he has agreed to support Cargotec for some time still before his retirement in various large projects that will benefit from his strategic capacity, track record in successful business transformation, and leadership.”
Mr. Sundén added “I started my role in Hiab in May 2014 with the mission to turn the potential of the company and the market into the profitability of the business. Together with the Hiab leadership team and our committed global organization, I am proud that we have been able to manage a strong turnaround and embarked on a journey of profitable growth. After four intense and highly rewarding years, I am looking forward to a new exciting challenge in Cargotec. I have no doubt that Scott together with the leadership team will lead Hiab into its next era of growth, becoming the undisputed leader in our industry and preferred partner to our customers.”
The new incoming president Scott Phillips said, “I am excited to join a great company in Cargotec and feel privileged to lead Hiab. Hiab has not only a proud history of nearly 75 years but is recognized as leader in on-road load handling. With the dedicated team of over 3,500 people, my ambition is to continue pioneering in technology, services, and supporting our customers throughout the product’s life cycle.”