Matt Ghiloni, Safety and Environmental Manager, Facilities for Konecranes, Receives Safety Leader of the Year Award

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On November 13, 2012, Matt Ghiloni, Safety and Environmental Manager Factories, and Facilities and Machine Tool Service for Konecranes, was awarded "Safety Leader of the Year" by the Clark County Ohio's Safety Council.

This is the sixth year the Springfield Safety Council has recognized a Safety Leader of the Year in Clark County. Nominations for the award were submitted all year from companies throughout Clark County. Ghiloni was selected unanimously for the award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize those responsible for creating and leading a safety culture in the community.

Ghiloni began his career with Konecranes in 2006. Since then, he has worked his way to Factory and Facilities Safety Manager. As Safety Manager, he is responsible for all areas concerning safety, environmental and facilities management. Throughout his career, he has created a safety team and auditing processes within the facilities, as well as implementing several recycling and pollution prevention programs.

"Matt is a valuable team member, leader, coach and a person who really cares about the company and everyone on the Konecranes team," said Amy Corbisier, Treasurer and Risk Manager Konecranes Region Americas. "He has a heart of gold and is active in volunteering within the community."

The award was presented at the Springfield Clark County Safety Council's annual CEO breakfast, held on November 13, 2012.

Scott Gilbey, Director of Marketing and Communications, Region Americas

E-mail: or phone 937.525.5676

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totalled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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Source:Konecranes, Inc.