Alan Brunnen and Tove Røskaft will both take a seat at the executive management team of Aker Solutions following a restructuring of the company’s business area Subsea. Mads Andersen who has headed Subsea leaves the company after eight years in the same executive team.
Alan Brunnen has headed up Aker Solutions’ regional subsea business in Aberdeen and the Controls segment since early 2009. He joined Aker Solutions in 2006 and has nearly 30 years experience from the oil and gas industry. He will now step up to head the new Subsea business area.
In his new role, Brunnen will also be responsible for the Brazilian subsea operations of Aker Solutions, which reported significant quality issues related to its deliveries in the second quarter this year. An experienced task force headed by Chief Operating Officer Per Harald Kongelf has been mobilised to support him and the newly appointed Brazil Subsea manager Egil Bøyum in evaluating and addressing these issues. This work is still ongoing.
The change in organisational structure means that the Umbilicals segment, which represents approximately twenty percent of the former Subsea business area, becomes a business area in its own right. Tove Røskaft has headed Umbilicals since 2009 and will continue to do so in her new role. She has been with Aker Solutions since 1996.
This brings greater visibility to Umbilicals, which is one of Aker Solutions’ key product lines in the Subsea business. The company’s two Umbilical manufacturing sites in Moss, Norway and Mobile, USA serve a global market which is growing rapidly.
Source: Aker Solutions September 8, 2011;