Maersk Container Industry has appointed Sean Fitzgerald as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018.
Maersk Container Industry is part of Maersk’s transport and logistics division, developing and manufacturing both dry and refrigerated containers.
Fitzgerald moves from his role of president at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company Komatsu Mining, and has previously held numerous executive positions at General Electric.
Fitzgerald will be responsible for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company’s three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China as well as its R&D centre in Denmark.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sean S. Fitzgerald to lead Maersk Container Industry in its next level of development. Having returned to profitability after some tough years, the company is facing a number of opportunities, but also many challenges in an industry more competitive than ever,” says Soren Toft, chairman of the Maersk Container Industry advisory board.