FEBRUARY 12, 2015 — Ulstein Group, Ulsteinvik, Norway, reports that Bernt-Aage Ulstein will join Ulstein Design & Solutions in May as Design Manager. He will succeed Frode Sollid who has been appointed to a newly-established position as Innovation & Development Manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and who will also be the Manager for USIC (Ulstein Strategic Innovation Center), which focuses on Innovations on a group corporate level.
Bernt-Aage Ulstein holds Master of Science (MSc) and MBA degrees and comes to the company from Rolls-Royce Marine AS, where he has been Technical Director of the propulsion department.
Frode Sollid has 30 years of experience developing solutions and designs for offshore vessels.
"These organizational changes will contribute to the strong commitment we already have to innovative work in Ulstein, and will strengthen our company's position as an innovator within our industry," says Sigurd Viseth, Head of Design & Solutions in Ulstein Group.
"We are very pleased that Bernt-Aage Ulstein has accepted the position as Design Manager in Ulstein Design & Solutions," says Mr. Viseth. "He has a solid business oriented background, and has much experience as a motivator and team builder. We are certain that Bernt-Aage will do a great job as the manager of a team of strongly dedicated ship designers, and we look forward to starting working together with him."