New head of Wärtsilä four-stroke
Roger Holm has been appointed as Wärtsilä senior vice president, four-stroke, and member of the ship power management team.
From 1 September, he will be responsible for Wärtsilä's global four-stroke activities. Mr Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the seals and bearings organisation within Wärtsilä Services. Mr Holm, who has an MSc in economics, will report to Jaakko Eskola, senior executive vice president at Wärtsilä Corporation and president of ship power.
Additionally, Wärtsilä PowerTech and the Ship Power four-stroke organisation will be combined into one entity, as from 1 January 2014. The current head of PowerTech, Lars Hellberg, will then leave the companyThe new four-stroke organisation will encompass all R&D and production for both ship power and power plant markets, and be responsible for engineering, project management and sales for the four-stroke ship power market.
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