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Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will constitute the NKT A/S executive management team. Until then, Andersen will continue as interim CEO

Photo: Roxtec

Roxtec Honored

Roxtec received the 2019 Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. Mikael Helmerson, CEO of Roxtec, sees the award as an acknowledgement of the company’s determined improvement work.Best Managed Companies is a quality award to recognize the overall success of private Swedish companies based on strategic direction, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. The program was established in Canada in 1993 and has since then been introduced in more than 20 countries around the world.Sweden’s Best Managed Companies

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Empowering Women in the Maritime

partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority, where, in 2018, 48 women from 32 countries received training on port management. A total of 308 women have received training under this activity alone.At IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, the proportion of women graduates has increased steadily over the years. By 2018, 1,029 females had graduated from the University out of a total 4,919 graduates. The number of female graduates has increased steadily over the years - from four in 1985 to 79 in 2018. By the end of the academic year

Mia Vikner (Photo: MJP)

Vikner Joins MJP as COO

responsible for operational efficiencies as well as process implementation to drive the continued growth of the company.  Vikner joins the company after serving in various roles within Uson Marine Group, where she most recently held the post of CEO at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With over ten years of experience in the marine industry, Mia is well versed in operations management and quality control.Vikner holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She lives near Stockholm with her husband and three children and enjoys recreational

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden, effective September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson. Inden had held the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing – and Chief

Tobias Hahn (Photo: Diab)

Hahn Named CEO for Diab Group

take on the role as acting CEO alongside his current role until Hahn steps in.Hahn has 10 years of operative and international experience from the Atlas Copco Group. He is coming from the role as President for Industrial Assembly Solutions. Before that he had various positions within ITT Flygt both in Sweden and the U.S

Daniel Sundberg (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Hires Nordics Regional Manager

Yanmar Marine International has appointed Daniel Sundberg as its new Nordics Regional Manager to oversee sales, after-sales and marketing related to the manufacturer’s commercial and leisure marine engines and other Yanmar Group brands in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.Sundberg's position encompasses the roles of Nordics Regional Manager, General Manager of Yanmar Norway and General Manager of Yanmar Sweden.According to Yanmar, the addition of a focused Nordics Manager further demonstrates its commitment to the Nordics region following the establishment of Yanmar Marine Finland

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

our new IMO, MNTB and ISPS facilities came on line, but what has surprised us is the distance that so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise

Sea IT Grows Nordic Team

Sea IT has added Felix Magnusson and Daniel Wejnermark to its international team. They will be stationed at the Sea IT headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and travel on assignment to serve increased client demands around the world.Daniel Wejnermark holds beside multiple Cisco certificates, also a degree in computer networks along with a field of interest in IT Security.Felix Magnusson has a background from computer networks at Cisco Academy and has served in both 1st and 2nd line IT support."Our expansion is a result of the continued growth of our customer base and we have a busy 2018 year ahead

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

to our digital transformation,” Eriksen said. “I am confident that Klas Bendrik will help us to leverage the full potential of operating in an increasingly digital world.”Bendrik joins DNV GL from Gartner, where he held the role of Executive Partner and Vice President heading up Sweden and Denmark for Research & Services. Before that, he held several executive positions at Volvo Car Group, including Senior Vice President IT & Chief Information Officer. Bendrik holds a degree in business administration from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.“Digital transformation

Helge Lund  Photo courtesy of BP

BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

, the company said. It did not give salary details."Our industry is changing faster than ever as the world focuses on meeting the dual challenge of more energy with fewer emissions ... Helge has a track record of leadership in addressing these issues," Svanberg said in a statement.Svanberg, from Sweden, became chairman on Jan. 1, 2010, four months before the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history that left 11 workers dead. He played a key role in the aftermath of the disaster that cost the company over $65 billion.Lund, who is also chairman of Denmark's Novo Nordisk AS , will stand down

Søren Skifter Christensen, MacArtney South America Operations. (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Expands Global Presence

in Chile where he has been working for the past 15 years. Søren was previously a Danish Commercial Attaché in Chile and is experienced in business development and promotion of Danish companies in South America. Søren lives in Santiago de Chile.    MacArtney – Sweden Operations is headed by Emil Andersson who will be focusing on system sales in the Swedish market. Emil has lots of experience with underwater technology, having been working with this field in Swedish and Australian companies during the past 10 years. Emil is a graduate engineer having a background

Philip Bannerman, Regional Director Americas Radio Holland (Photo: Radio Holland Group)

RH Taps Bannerman to Head Americas

in the international maritime, cruise and energy industries. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University. Philip has spent a considerable part of his recent career within the Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group, holding sales leadership and senior management positions in the UK, USA and Sweden. Prior to joining Radio Holland, he was based in Houston as Vice President of Strategic Marketing with Trident Maritime Systems

Magnus Hall (Photo: Vattenfall)

Sweden's Vattenfall to Cut 1,500 Jobs

Sweden's state-owned utility Vattenfall said on Monday it would cut 1,500 full-time positions among its employees and consultants by 2020 as part of a long-running drive to boost competitiveness and profitability. The announced job cuts form part of a 2 billion Swedish crowns ($244.62 million) cost-savings programme that Vattenfall announced a year ago. "The fact that we now show a positive financial result doesn't mean that we can rest on our laurels," Vattenfall Chief Executive Magnus Hall said in a statement. Vattenfall has about 20,000 employees, primarily in Sweden, Germany, the

Wallén, Scheja Join Ports of Stockholm

be responsible for all business areas at Ports of Stockholm – containers, RoRo, ferries, cruises and bulk. He has extensive and thorough experience of the container sector and will focus particularly on sales and marketing efforts regarding the Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm is building Sweden’s newest freight port, south of Stockholm, which will open in 2020.   Stefan Scheja will be responsible for the sailings that annually carry 12 million passengers to and from Stockholm within the ferries and cruises segment. Ports of Stockholm is Sweden’s biggest passenger port

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Kelleher replaces Martin Bjuve, who has been promoted to CFO and senior vice president business office at Volvo Penta’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden

The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

(MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once the MarTID survey is closed, the information will be analyzed and the results published, first in the pages

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