Rolls-Royce has appointed John Knudsen as President – Offshore, in its Marine business. Knudsen will transition into his new role through the month of January 2014.
Knudsen is currently President of Bergen Engines AS. He has had a key role in transforming Bergen Engines during the divestment from Rolls-Royce Marine and integrating it into the Tognum Group. Tognum AG is a joint venture of Rolls-Royce and Daimler. John Knudsen joined Rolls-Royce in 2007 and has previously held senior positions in the Norwegian telecom equipment supplier Nera ASA.
Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine, said: “I am delighted that John will take on new responsibilities. With proven sales and operational skills paired with a strong strategic mind, he will certainly be an asset for us in Norway and indeed around the world. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow our business.”
John Knudsen succeeds Anders Almestad, who after 25 years will leave Rolls-Royce in January to begin the next phase of his career in consultancy. Almestad has held the position as President-Offshore for ten years.
Press Release, November 26, 2013