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 worked full time in the marine container terminal marketplace. Terminal automation and advanced lifting equipment technologies are his specialities.

Currently acting as Business Segment Leader for the Crane Systems Group within TMEIC, his responsibilities include managing a global sales force and shaping its strategic direction.

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


Retrofitting Automation in Brownfield Terminals
18th May 2021, 3:30PM – 4:45PM GMT BST
This session will feature case studies from brownfield terminals who have successfully retrofitted automation equipment, provide strategies, and advise those facing the challenge of automating with an operational terminal.

• Anticipating the best strategy for brownfield terminals aiming for automation in the next 5 years.
• Which technologies and equipment are providing the best results?
• How automation equipment can be implemented with minimal impact on capacity.
• How automation can be implemented by using large-scale equipment such as automated stacking cranes in combination with smaller automated equipment and remote processes.