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Høglund Marine Solutions appoints new Managing Director, Korea

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Høglund Marine Solutions has announced that it has appointed JJ Ha to the position of Managing Director, Korea, effective 1 January 2019.

According to the statement, Ha will be based in Høglund’s Busan office, and will play a key role in strengthening the company’s relationships with ship owners and shipyards in Korea. He will also play a key in role in driving the adoption of LNG and electric hybrid propulsion through Høglund’s crucial system integration and automation solutions.

Ha joins Høglund from MTS Cooperation, a Korea-based sales agency representing equipment companies in the marine and offshore market, where he served as Managing Director for 12 years. Before that, he spent 10 years working as a sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine Korea.

According to the statement, this appointment signifies a period of continuous growth for Høglund. In 2018, the company launched two new divisions – Høglund Gas Solutions and Høglund Power Solutions – to sit alongside Høglund Marine Automation under the Høglund Marine Solutions brand, providing owners, operators and crew access to a full spectrum of automation, gas, and hybrid services.

Ha said: “I am delighted to join Høglund and become a member of its global team.

“The offshore sector is starting to pick up again after a relatively long recession, and as a result we are seeing a lot more competition in the market for technical solutions. It is therefore crucial that companies take a proactive approach, working collaboratively with owners, operators and shipyards to create the solutions that will allow us to operate more reliably and economically.

“At the same time, shipping is facing a seismic shift with the advent of the IMO 2020 sulfur cap. Adding Power Solutions and Gas Solutions to Marine Automation allows Høglund to drive the growth of environmentally friendly propulsion solutions, and support its customers in Korea to build better and more sustainable fleets for the future. I am fully committed to delivering this ambition.

Børge Nogva, CEO, Høglund Marine Solutions, added: “The appointment of JJ as our new Managing Director in Korea signifies a significant step forward for Høglund as we continue to expand our services around the globe and support our customers with innovative systems and solutions to navigate the on going transformation of the industry towards low-carbon fuels.”

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