Frode Helland-Evebo Joins PGT as VP of Marine Direct Sales
FREMONT, CA – Pacific Green Technologies (PGT) recently welcomed Frode Helland-Evebo into the company, revamping its senior management team. He is appointed as the VP of Marine Direct Sales, a new position effective from 1st September 2019.
Frode holds a degree in export marketing from Oslo Ingeniorhogskole and one in Electrical Engineering from Telemark Ingeniorhogskole. As a sales professional with 24 years worth of expertise under his belt, Frode has led several Scandinavian and international organizations such as Autronica, Honeywell, Consilium, and Zenitel. For the last seven years, he worked as a Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Clean Marine AS, an exhaust gas scrubbing company. He formed and executed strategies aimed at the growth of Clean Marine. His contributions aided the business to establish itself as one of the largest scrubber manufacturers in the world.
Scott Poulter, the executive director of PGT told CIOReview, “Having secured a large-scale commercial production partner and a $180M+ order book for delivery of our state of the art ENVI-Marine™ scrubber systems, we are rounding out the final elements of our senior management team required to manage the rapid commercial growth of our class-leading products. Frode brings the ideal skill set and experience to support the achievement of our goals, and we enthusiastically welcome him to the organization.”
The ENVI-Marine™ systems developed by PGT are powered by the patented TurboHead technology, which enables ship owners to maintain cost-effectiveness when meeting the low sulfur oxide (SOx) standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). PGT aims to establish itself as a premier producer of exhaust gas cleaning systems before the new regulations of the IMO come into effect, slamming down the permissible sulfur content in the fuel from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent. It will force ship owners to install effective exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) or switch to very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), which is not as cost effective as EGCS.
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