Fotland Named COO at Odfjell
Odfjell SE has appointed Harald Fotland as chief operations officer (COO), effective January 5, 2018. The Norwegian tanker shipping firm said it is introducing a COO function to ensure full integration between ship management and commercial operations. “With the new structure, Odfjell Tankers will have common and aligned goals across all functions relating to chemical tankers,” the company said. Fotland joined Odfjell as chief of staff in 2010, and in 2015 was appointed senior vice president of Odfjell Tankers. He has also held the position as intermediate senior
Odfjell SVP Olsen Steps Down
Norway based shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE said its Senior Vice President Helge Olsen will step down from his role as Head of Ship Management, effective January 9, 2017. Olsen, who has been with the company since 2000, holds no Odfjell shares or options. Harald Fotland, SVP Odfjell Tankers, has been appointed to temporarily cover the position as SVP Ship Management until Olsen’s successor is in place.
New Head for Odfjell Tankers
Odfjell announced it has appointed Senior Vice President Harald Fotland to new Head of Odfjell Tankers. Fotland comes from the position as SVP/Chief of Staff and has for the past 18 months also been responsible for the cost-cutting and efficiency program in Odfjell. He succeeeds the shipper's previous head of tankers, Morten Nystad, who stepped down from his position in July. The company also appointed Vice President Arild Viste to Global Head of Tanker Trading in Odfjell Tankers. Viste comes from the position as Vice President for Commercial Development.
Aker Solutions to Cut Jobs in its Norway Subsea Division
firm Aker Solutions said on Thursday it planned to cut 150-200 jobs out of 3,000 in its subsea division as low oil prices made companies to cut spending. "Our Norwegian subsea services unit has had a slow start to the year as oil companies reduce spending and delay some projects," Per Harald Kongelf, head of Aker Solutions in Norway, said in a statement. In February, the firm announced up to 300 lay-offs within the maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) division. (Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Nerijus Adomaitis
Grob Rejoins OceanWorks as Technical Director
OceanWorks International has welcomed back Harald Grob as Technical Director. Having spent almost half of his 30-plus years of experience with OceanWorks, Grob rejoins the company to lead the technical staff and providing innovative solutions to OceanWorks customers in all markets. During his previous time with OceanWorks Grob played a key role in the development of the U.S. Navy Pressurized Rescue Module System (PRMS) as well as numerous other subsea projects for OceanWorks’ scientific, and oil and gas clients.
Prosafe Appoints Interim Chairman of the Board
Prosafe, owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels, informs that its Chairman, Harald Espedal, has notified the company that he will step down from his position as Chairman and Director of the Board “for work load reasons”. Prosafe’s board has accepted the resignation and appointed Glen O. Rødland as interim Chairman of the Board. Rødland, currently a senior partner at HitecVision, has 25 years experience in shipping, oil and gas and other industries, with extensive experience as an analyst and in corporate finance. He also has considerable
Fronius Perfect Welding Division Under New Management
Change at the top at Fronius International GmbH: Harald Scherleitner is the new head of the Perfect Welding Division. He is taking up the position vacated by Wolfgang Lattner, who in 2017 plans to retire after 41 years at the company. In Scherleitner, the division is gaining a leader with a familiar face. The 37-year-old has been a member of the Fronius team since 1994 and has spent the last eight years as head of the Perfect Charging Division. He began his career as an Area Sales Manager for welding technology, covering Europe and Latin America. It was in this role that he oversaw the establishment
Aker Not to lay off Staff
will be reduced as projects are completed. This is in line with the yard's plans. "We are currently tendering for several new projects for our Egersund yard and we are confident that we will secure new work to maintain a robust activity level also during the last half of 2015," said Per Harald Kongelf, head of Aker Solutions in Norway. "We have no plans to lay off staff." The use of contractors is part of the yard's business model and has typically fluctuated from year to year. The yard typically uses contractors when activity levels are high and scales back this use as projects