Chris Mitchell to lead Crane Worldwide's Middle East expansion
Chris Mitchell, Vice President of Global Specialized Solutions has accepted a promotion to manage the Middle East region at Crane Worldwide Logistics. Mitchell joined Crane Worldwide in September 2011, as Director for Energy & EPC in Asia Pacific and since 2017 has led the Global Specialized Solutions division. Originating from the United Kingdom, Mitchell has been based in Asia since 1998.
Having established an overseas licensed DG transport and distribution business in China with a regional tank container operator, he then joined a supply chain solutions provider and relocated to Hong Kong in 2001.
Since then, he has been involved in the development and execution of projects primarily in energy, industrial, oil and gas and Infrastructure verticals with several global logistics players.
The Middle East region is a growth area for Crane Worldwide Logistics, with significant facility space and freight forwarding activity in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia with plans for expansion later this year.
“Chris will add leadership and direction to our Middle East region in the growth years ahead, with his experience leading our global specialized solutions division, his capabilities will drive new opportunities in this important area of expansion for Crane Worldwide,” comments Chad Taylor, EVP Global Operations at Crane Worldwide.
“In line with our values, we continue to grow where our clients need us to be,” adds Keith Winters, Chief Executive Officer. “The Middle East holds tremendous potential for our clients and we will continue to support them as supply chain partners to assist with their strategic plans going forward”.
Mitchell will be based in Dubai, UAE.