July 2, 2008
Aker Yards changes Cruise & Ferries management structure
Aker Yards is changing the management structure for its Cruise & Ferries business. And it is bringing back a former executive, Martin Landtman, as part of a plan that sees Juha Heikinheimo, manager for the business area under the previous structure, becoming responsible for all sales and marketing activities within Cruise & Ferries, including a new brief to develop new business opportunities
From September 1, Landtman will become manager for the three yards in Turku, Rauma and Helsinki in Finland, with special focus on operations.
Between 1979 and 2003, he held a number of senior management positions with Aker Yards in Finland and Germany. Since 2003 he has been project director for Finland's Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear power plant.
Landtman, along with Juha Heikinheimo and the manager for the yards in France (Jacques Hardelay) will report directly to recently appointed CEO Torstein Dale Sjøtveit .
The Cruise & Ferries business area counts for more than half of Aker Yards' operations, with three shipyards in Finland and two yards in France, plus several specialized units for engineering, life cycle services and manufacturing.
"With the new management model for Cruise & Ferries, we are combining the skills of three of the international shipbuilding industry's best top managers," says Svein Sivertsen, chairman of Aker Yards' board of directors.
Martin Landtman will from 1 September 2008 take up the position as manager for the three yards in Turku, Rauma and Helsinki in Finland, with special focus on the operations. Landtman has since 2003 been project director for Finland's largest industrial investment, the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear power plant. Between 1979 and 2003, he had numerous senior management positions in Aker Yards' entities in Finland and Germany.
Jacques Hardelay has been manager for the groups' two French shipyards in Saint-Nazaire and Lorient since 2006.