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Proserv makes senior subsea appointment to strengthen technology drive

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Proserv has announced the promotion of Tore Erntsen to the position of chief technology officer (CTO), Subsea Controls, based at the firm’s Trondheim facility. Prior to taking on his new role, Tore was vice president, engineering and technology, within the subsea team.

Tore joined Proserv in 2012 when the firm took over the subsea controls business of Weatherford and he has been at the forefront of the core commitment to technological innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.

Iain Smith, president of Subsea Controls, said of Tore’s new post:

“Alongside his senior role within Subsea Controls, and his contribution to our strategic planning with Davis Larssen, our chief strategy officer, Tore’s technological focus provides a backbone of our company’s direction and accelerates our pace of change.”

Tore holds an MSc in engineering and ICT, which he gained at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he commenced his career in research and development (R&D) with German conglomerate Siemens. He has also worked for SICOM as a senior software developer and development manager.

Tore has gained industry-wide recognition for his technology leadership, particularly through the expansion of Proserv’s team at its Trondheim facility and its status as a Technology Centre of Excellence, and this has been reflected in his new appointment.

His dedication to Proserv’s controls technology graduate development programme has been important to its success, and Tore will continue to champion it globally as the firm enters its next phase of development.

Speaking after his promotion, Tore stated:

“I am delighted to undertake this new role, to continue to drive forwards Proserv’s R&D activities and to lay down the firm’s technology roadmap. One of my key goals is to work with our team to see more innovative prototypes emerge in the commercial market as products that can really make a difference to our clients.”

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