President of Palfinger Marine Steps Down


By The Maritime Executive 08-31-2017 06:27:59

Today it was announced that Styrk Bekkenes, President of PALFINGER MARINE, has stepped down from his position, leaving the helm to his successors.

“With the strengths that lie within the company, both in terms of personnel and products, PALFINGER MARINE is very well positioned to be the preferred supplier of cranes, lifesaving equipment and winches for vessels and installations worldwide. Furthermore, the wide range of segments that we cover mean that the company is more prepared than ever before to cater for variations in activities between the different markets we operate in. With PALFINGER MARINE in such a position, I feel that the time is right for me to step down and seek new challenges. I’m incredibly grateful for the time I’ve had in the company and for all the great colleagues who I’ve been lucky enough to work and cooperate with,” says Styrk.

Coming from the role of CEO of Harding Safety, Styrk has been the President of PALFINGER MARINE since January of this year. Prior to this he was part of a leadership-sharing arrangement in PALFINGER MARINE following the acquisition of Harding in 2016.

Styrk has spent most of his time as President of PALFINGER MARINE amalgamating and integrating the company’s several acquisitions in order to create one strong supplier of deck equipment.

In a statement, CEO of PALFINGER Herbert Ortner says that he would like to offer his sincerest thanks to Styrk for his great contribution and would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

About Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. 

The product portfolio includes cranes, lifesaving equipment, winches and handling equipment. A worldwide service network including supply of spare parts ensures fast and professional onsite support. PALFINGER MARINE operates in all major maritime segments, including Offshore, Marine, Cruise, Navy and Coast Guard and Wind. 

The company has 33 fully owned sales and service hubs in 19 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. PALFINGER MARINE is part of the publicly registered PALFINGER Group, one of the leading international manufacturer of hydraulic lifting systems in the area commercial vehicles. 

For more information, please visit https://www.palfinger.com/en/marine/.

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