Klaus Meissner, one of Europe’s most respected crane industry experts, has confirmed that he has stepped down from his position with Tadano. Meissner was Director of Product Safety, Engineering Systems and IPM for Demag Mobile Cranes, part of Terex Cranes until the latter was sold to Tadano last August.
Announcing his move, Meissner wrote: “Effective July 1, 2020, I will have left Tadano but will be working case by case as an independent engineer and appointed crane expert. “ Meissner will continue on the supervisory board of ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence and as convenor for the working group that developed EN13000 (CEN TC147 WG11), the European safety standard for mobile cranes.
ESTA Director Ton Klijn paid tribute to Meissner’s work and said: “Klaus is a tremendous friend for me personally, ESTA and the wider industry. ESTA will of course still be in regular contact with Klaus, but at this moment I want to thank him for his strong support for ESTA and his great commitment to improving safety and professionalism in the crane industry”