Hans Petter Eikeland and Nils Hoff will take on permanent positions as the Bergen Group CEO and CFO, respectively, as of July 1.
Bergen Group said on Friday that Eikeland and Hoff both agreed to enter permanent positions as the CEO and CFO respectively in Bergen Group when their current time-limited period of involvement expires on June 30.
The company added that, at the same time, the resources in the group staff were strengthened, as well as an increased capacity for ship maintenance.
To remind, Eikeland and Hoff agreed to take up permanent positions on March 8. Eikeland was appointed CEO for Bergen Group as of August 28, 2015, a position previously held by Asle Solheim, while Hoff was engaged as the CFO of the company since July 1 of the same year until further notice.
Eikeland has been the CEO in Ability Drilling ASA, Rig Manager and VP of Operations in Odfjell Drilling, and Rig Manager in Smedvig Drilling.
Hoff was the CFO of Tandberg Data, as well as the CFO of Tandberg Storage and Data Invest.
CEO Hans Petter Eikeland said: “Our main owners together with the board and a strengthened corporate management agree on an offensive growth strategy with ambitions to develop Bergen Group to become an attractive industrial group in Western part of Norway.
“During the first half of 2017, we have taken various measures to strengthen our market position and establish greater flexibility for further growth.
“It is also exciting to register that our well-established expertise in demanding and complex ship maintenance projects has an increased attractiveness in the civilian market. Here we have the potential for further growth.”
In that regard, the subsidiary Bergen Group Services will from August 1 this year lease a workshop facility and additional quay-capacity located in the former BMV area at Laksevåg in Bergen.