Ocean Installer appoints new chief
Ocean Installer has appointed
Odd Strømsnes as the company’s new CEO. He takes the helm as the company
enters new period targeting the offshore wind market.
Mr Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a Technip FMC
and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience
from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board
roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016. Interim
CEO Kevin Murphy is to continue as Deputy CEO.
“We are very pleased to welcome Odd Strømsnes into the Ocean Installer
team.” said Odd Arne Kleveland, chairman of the board of Ocean Installer.
“Odd is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record of safely
delivering complex, high value projects and maintaining and building strong
customer relationships in our industry. He shares our vision in continuing
the development of Ocean Installer into an international Tier 1 subsea
player. Odd will also be responsible for Ocean Installer’s new focus on
the offshore wind market and will be tasked with establishing and growing
this business line. The Board of Directors is confident Odd’s experience
and personality is a perfect match for Ocean Installer as the company enters
a new period of growth. I would also like to extend the Board’s gratitude
to Kevin Murphy for his hard work and stewardship during his period as
Interim CEO of Ocean Installer. Kevin will now assume the role of Deputy
Odd Strømsnes has a degree in offshore engineering from Heriot-Watt University.
In addition to his roles in Technip and TIOS, has experience from the renewables
industry with REC Solar as Vice President for Projects. Odd starts his
new career in Ocean Installer on 1st February 2020 and will divide his
time between the company’s headquarters in Stavanger, Norway and its soon
to be opened new office in Oslo, Norway.
“I am very excited to join the Ocean Installer team. I believe the Company
is well positioned, due to its excellent track record and impressive backlog,
to play an important role in the subsea industry in the years to come.”
said Odd Strømsnes.