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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 

Yara Marine Technologies of Norway, as part of a move towards a broader portfolio of green technologies, has appointed several new key employees.

CEO Thomas Koniordos said: "I am looking forward to create results with our new and dedicated colleagues. They are adding valuable experience and knowledge to our company that is continuously growing. And most important of all, is that they share our ambition to ensure a healthy planet for future generations."

Jon Olsen (pictured) is the new Director Strategic Business Development. Olsen has a background in the Wilhelmsen group working both operationally and with business development on a corporate level, recently in strategy and business development in Hydro.

"I truly believe in YMT’s strategic direction and want to be a part of that voyage. Finding technologies and solutions that enable a greener maritime industry has always been a favourite topic," said Olsen.

Stefan Petersson is appointed as Head of Engineering. He was previously Head of Project Management in Johnson Matthey and has broad experience from Operations and Manufacturing in large global companies within automotive and maritime sectors, including TTS and MacGregor.

Petersson said: "My expectation is a growing and dynamic company full of energy about the new and exciting products. I hope to contribute with pragmatic structure and perhaps new way of looking at the value flow and a clear ownership of deliveries."

Jonas Pedersen has joined R&D in the position of Senior Mechanical Analysis Engineer. Before Yara Marine Technologies, Pedersen worked with strength calculations at MacGregor for the last 10 years.

Hetal Gustafsson recently started as IT Project Manager., joining from Caterpillar/Berg Propulsion where she worked as IT Project Manager and Application Specialist for seven years.

Project manager in the CMA team Anton Gustafsson is starting a new role in the Complexed Case team.

Ulf Holmberg will take on the Role as Sales Manager Aftersales with focus on Service Agreements to provide predictive maintenance to customers. Previously, Holmberg managed various projects within the company such as cruise vessel new builds and retrofits, various bulk carrier retrofits and temporary container vessel new builds. Recently he led the MSC Containers claims task force for the Complex Case (Claims) Department.

Yara Marine Technologies recently announced that it is relaunching shore power to the green portfolio, collaborating with French NG3. Yara Marine Technologies is also working together with Phoenician Energy on aluminium air batteries. The start-up company won the Yara Marine X accelerator programme earlier this year.

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