WATERFRONT equipment business Kalmar Australia has announced the appointment of Thomas (Tom) Holyman as its vice president for Australia.
The move took effect on 20 August. He is to lead the Kalmar business in the Oceania region covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
Mr Holyman has worked in shipping since 1987 and since 2002 with ANL, most recently as its general manager, global and strategic accounts.
He is said to bring a wealth of experience from both Australian-owned and European-owned businesses and has worked in Europe (UK), Asia (Japan) and Australia.
“I am happy to have Thomas joining us to lead the team in the Oceania,” said Kalmar senior vice president of Kalmar Asia Pacific Peter McLean.
“With the recent award of the Qube project and existing service contracts we have with some of the major port terminals especially in Australia, Thomas’ knowledge and experience in this industry will be important for us to take the next leap in business.”
Mr Holyman, meanwhile, said port and supply chain development in Oceania was growing in parallel with the demand for automation and digitalisation.
“As one of the leading player in the container handling equipment industry in this region, Kalmar is in a good position to lead the industry with solutions that will improve the efficiencies of the handling operation,” he said.
“I look forward to meeting many of my business associates in this new role to have an open dialogue on how we can work together to improve the container handling industry in Oceania.”
Mr Holyman is to be based in the company’s Melbourne office in Lorimer Street.