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Rolls-Royce strengthens technology team

05 Mar 2012

In a move intended to strengthen its marine engineering and technology team, Rolls-Royce reports that it has recruited Oskar Levander from Wärtsilä and Peter Michael Dörrich from Saab.

Sauli Eloranta, Rolls-Royce, executive vice president engineering & technology - marine said: “Oskar and Peter are industry leaders. They will enhance our capacity to develop cutting edge marine technologies and world class engineering processes. I am delighted that they have chosen to join Rolls-Royce.”

As vice-president innovation, engineering and technology, Oskar Levander will focus on innovation and the development of future technologies. He joins Rolls-Royce from the Wärtsilä Corporation where he most recently worked as director of concept design and marine lifecycle solutions.

Mr Levander said of his new role: "The Rolls-Royce commitment to long term research and technology development is inspiring. This focus on future technologies provides a unique opportunity to revolutionise the efficiency and performance of the marine industry. I look forward to drawing on the vast knowledge and expertise of Rolls-Royce."

As SVP global engineering services, Peter Dörrich will contribute to the continuous improvement of engineering processes. He joins from Saab Automobile, for which he worked in Sweden, Japan and the US. His most recent position was vehicle chief engineer, and in 2011 he was declared the “most respected manager in Sweden” by a major trades union.

Mr Dörrich said: “To join one of the most prestigious brands in the world is very exciting. With my thirty years of experience working with product development, globally within the automotive industry I'm committed to focussing on customers, quality and efficiency. Great leadership and teamwork at Rolls-Royce has created a culture of success resulting in a world class customer experience.”