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Hoover Container Solutions Norway appoints new managers

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Hoover Container Solutions Norway AS, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., and Consult Supply, a Hoover company, have appointed Tor Olav Schibevaag as managing director for Europe and Kjetil Skaaren as general manager for Norway. Jan Sekse, vice president global procurement, will continue to support the efforts of the Hoover Norway management team.

Schibevaag will report to Hoover’s president, Paul Lewis, and joins Hoover with more than 12 yr experience from Euro Offshore, where he developed and led the company as one of the leading cargo carrying unit (CCU) rental businesses in Norway.

Lewis said:

“Tor Olav’s intimate knowledge of the CCU rental market will support Hoover’s position as a true market leader in Norway and globally. As an experienced leader with a history of developing and managing successful businesses within the oil and gas industry, he has a successful track record of implementing business process improvements and defining strategic direction.”

Schibevaag commented:

“Hoover Norway has been active in the North Sea for more than 20 yr, and continues to invest in the equipment and the people to serve this region. I look forward to supporting the development of Hoover and the team throughout the business.”

Reporting to Schibevaag as general manager for Norway, Kjetil Skaaren has more than 15 yr of experience in effectively managing and building highly complex and detailed projects for the oil and gas market.

Jan Sekse, vice president global procurement, will continue to support the efforts of Hoover Norway, providing input on relationships and design criteria for specialised and standard equipment.

Standardisation project

The Hoover Norway management team is working on a global project to standardise the worldwide Hoover rental fleet design and procurement of cargo carrying units, chemical tanks and related offshore equipment. When this project is complete, Hoover will offer a global library of all DNV 2.7-1 type approvals and designs that specifically meet the requirements and standards for each geographical market the company serves. This directive will also serve as the basis for selecting partners to manufacture Hoover products, which will in turn drive lower cost and improve Hoover’s competitive position.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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