Kongsberg names new general manager in Aberdeen

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Kongsberg Maritime, a global marine technology company, has appointed Frank Maclean as the new general manager for the offshore division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen.

According to the company’s announcement, Maclean has spent most of his 35 years within the oil and gas industry with Kongsberg Maritime, where he has played an integral role within the team by holding key positions within sales, customer support and training. Since 2010, he has held the position of business manager: offshore and merchant, and deputy general manager.

Maclean succeeds Dave Shand, who is retiring after playing a key role in the growth and success of the company’s Aberdeen presence since 1991, the company said.

Kongsberg added that Shand will continue to be involved in Kongsberg Maritime as manager of special projects.

Bjørn Jalving, chairman of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd said: “Frank Maclean has a demonstrated track record of transferring deep market insights into successful business. As we are entering a period with challenging market conditions, Frank has the experience and vision it takes to bring us forward.”

“With the support of the determined and reliable personnel, and our strong management team, we are confident Frank’s appointment will allow our company to continue to strengthen its offering of attractive solutions and services to our customers.”

Commenting on his appointment, Maclean said: “I am pleased to have been promoted to this position, as having worked within a number of roles at Kongsberg Maritime, I have a sound understanding of our business. I’m passionate about the company and our offering – for which we have established an excellent reputation – and I look forward to providing and implementing coherent vision and strategy for the division in the years to come.”

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