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
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projects grab the headlines, yet most automation investment is taking place at existing terminals, with limited space, outdated legacy systems and an existing workforce.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 advantages in retrofitting automation.

– To change current processes to fit new automation or to change the automation to fit the current processes?
– Introducing remote controlled equipment to comply with a possible future Covid XX?
– Selecting the optimal technology for your brownfield terminal.
– Use of proven technology versus innovations on a terminal?
– Training and upskilling staff for your semi-automated terminal.