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Navis appoints new president

Benoit de la Tour has been appointed the president of Navis and the head of software business at Kalmar as of February 1, 2016, according to a statement from parent company Cargotec. Based in Oakland, California, he will report to the the president of Kalmar and the chairman of the Navis board, Olli Isotalo, and will join the Kalmar management team.

"We are thrilled to have Benoit on board and to give our employees, partners and customers the opportunity to benefit from all the talent, knowledge and experience he's bringing in his leadership roles at Navis and Kalmar," said Isotalo. "Kalmar's strategic target is to grow in software business and Benoit will play an essential role in our strategy implementation."

With more than 20 years of experience in developing global software business and deep knowledge of supply chain software applications, de la Tour previously served as vice president and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Ciena, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment. Prior to that, he worked for Microsoft as vice president, EMEA and Latin America, tasked with growing and developing Microsoft's Enterprise Business Applications Division. He has also held different senior

management positions for Infor Global Solutions, the world's third largest Enterprise Application Software company, and Information Builders Inc., a worldwide Business Intelligence software company.

"I am honored to lead Navis and expand the software business at Kalmar," said de la Tour. "Navis has a strong position of leadership in Terminal Operating Systems, and I am looking forward to leveraging this industry expertise and knowledge more broadly into new areas across the container supply chain, delivering more value to our existing and new customers."

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