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Formerly the head of WinGD's slow speed diesel and gas engines business, Rolf Stiefel joins BV as Regional Chief Executive.

Rolf Stiefel Joins Bureau Veritas as Regional Chief Executive

Bureau Veritas (BV) appointed Rolf Stiefel as its new Regional Chief Executive based in Hamburg, responsible for Central Europe - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. He will be based in the BV regional office in Hamburg and his appointment is effective May 1, 2020. He succeeds Dr. Hans Gaetjens who is retiring in July following a two month hand-over period.For the past 17 years Stiefel has been leading engine sales for WinGD’s slow speed diesel and gas engines including developing the market for WinGD’s X-DF gas fueled engine, at the forefront of the technical and environmental

Jochen Engelmann (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Hires Engelmann as Sales VP

and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1.In this position, Engelmann will have responsibility for expanding sales and driving the company’s growth across the EMEA region for Torqeedo’s marine electromobility systems.Engelmann comes to Torqeedo from Volvo Penta, where he was head of sales, central Europe for the industrial engine division. Prior to joining Volvo Penta, he worked in the engine development department at Stihl as a technical project manager.Engelmann holds a degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and an Executive MBA from TU Munich

Rolf Andreas Wigand (Photo: Vestdavit)

Vestdavit Opens US Office

expand its after sales support in the U.S. and increase its locally-based service team over time to make OEM servicing more available and affordable, reducing the need to send service technicians from overseas. He added that while the company would continue to manufacture its products in Norway and Central Europe, Vestdavit is also prepared to produce parts in the U.S. “if this makes sense from a business perspective, or if required by government.&rdquo

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

over 30 years of maritime industry experience and has held numerous supervisory board positions, of which PortInfolink (subsequently Portbase), directly supported his previous role as Non-Executive Board Member for essDOCS. He has served as Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd Europe, CEO of Maersk Central Europe, COO of the Port of Rotterdam and, since 2011, CEO for Sohar Industrial Port Company in Oman. In his new role as Executive Chairman, Toet  will focus on expanding the company’s relationships with prospective partners and customers, in addition to advising and overseeing ongoing

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