Alan Peterson

Industry Segment Leader – Crane Systems



Alan Peterson has been involved in technical sales since 1978 joining first Westinghouse and then GE in 1989.  Initially responsible for supporting heavy industry, container ports and shipbuilding in Virginia USA, Alan transitioned to TMEIC in 2006 and has since been working full time in the marine container terminal marketplace.  Terminal automation and advanced lifting equipment technologies are his specialties.

Currently acting as Business Segment Leader for the Crane Systems Group within TMEIC, his responsibilities include managing a global sales force and helping to shape the strategic direction of the business.

Alan resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is very active in his community.


Best Strategy for Retrofitting Terminals with Automation

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Fully automated greenfield projects grab the headlines, yet most automation investment is taking place at existing terminals, with limited space, outdated legacy systems and an existing workforce. This panel discussion will debate how to face the challenges and inform the key decisions along the implementation process. ,

Change Management: Preparing Your Terminal For Automation

Friday 4th December 2020, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

The initial move to automation has caused disruption in many sectors, so how can terminal operators prepare their terminal and staff for the cultural change, mitigate disruption, and ensure a smooth transition.