2013-08-29 12:03:04 -
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company announcement, 29 August 2013 at 1.00 pm EET
Mr Roger Holm (41), M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Senior Vice President, 4-
stroke, and member of the Ship Power management team as of 1 September 2013. In
this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's 4-stroke activities globally.
Mr Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most
recently leading the Seals & Bearings organisation within Wärtsilä Services.
Before that he has had the positions of Vice President, Solutions Management and
Vice President, Business Development, also within Services, and has worked as
CIO for Wärtsilä Corporation.
In connection to this appointment, Wärtsilä PowerTech and the Ship Power 4-
stroke organisation will be combined into one entity. The reorganisation is a
continuation to the changes implemented in 2012.
It aims to further strengthen
the competitiveness and to serve customers more effectively with increased
flexibility, faster decision making and optimal utilisation of resources. The
new set-up will become effective as of 1 January 2014. As announced in June, the
current head of PowerTech, Mr Lars Hellberg, will pursue his career outside of
Wärtsilä. He will support the change management until the end of September.
The new 4-stroke organisation in Ship Power will consist of all 4-stroke R&D and
production for both the Ship Power and the Power Plants markets. In addition, it
is responsible for engineering, project management and 4-stroke sales for the
Ship Power market. The Power Plants and Services organisations will not change
as a result of the new organisational set-up.
Mr Holm will report to Mr Jaakko Eskola, Senior Executive Vice President at
Wärtsilä Corporation & President of Ship Power.
Photo of Mr Roger Holm
For further information, please contact:
Vice President, Seals & Bearings
Tel: +358 10 709 5447
Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding
Tel: +358 10 709 5599
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine
and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the
vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä's net sales
totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has
operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
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