Yara Marine Technologies appoints new CEO

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The Norwegian-based scrubber supplier has announced that CEO and founder Peter Strandberg has been succeeded by Dr Thomas Koniordos, previously Yara’s Head of Environmental Solutions and chairman of the Yara Marine Board.

“YMT has had an amazing growth the last few years and it has been an honor to lead the company through its initial startup and to where we are today, as one of the top suppliers in this highly competitive scrubber market,” said Strandberg. “It’s reassuring to leave the company in the safe hands of our previous chairman of the board, and I have the utmost confidence in Koniordos to lead the company to its next level.”

Before joining Yara International in 2015 as head of the Environmental Business Line, Koniordos served for 14 years in various management functions and geographies in Danfoss. Prior to this, he also worked as management consultant for five years.

“I feel proud and excited to join Yara Marine,” said Koniordos. “Yara Marine has a fascinating origin as a family-run, entrepreneurial startup that has successfully developed into a solid and well- respected front-runner in the marine green technology segment. The company has a unique culture that I really look forward to getting to know more in-depth. I am impressed by the growth and performance of the company under Peter Strandberg’s leadership and I look forward to seeing how I can contribute into the further development of the company.”

Strandberg will continue to be part of the YMT Management Team as chief technical officer, heading up the company’s business development initiatives with new market segments and technologies.

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