Høglund Marine Solutions has set up a new office in Europe to support its growing base of customers in the Baltic.
The automation, gas and system integration specialist’s Helsinki office will be led by Anders Backlund, with the aim of strengthening relationships with partners, customers and suppliers in this major shipping region.
Mr Backlund is a 30-year veteran of the marine technology industry and joins Høglund as General Manager for Høglund Finland after three years as Senior Principal and Business Development Manager for global ship design and engineering service providers, Hebert Engineering Corp.
“I’m very happy to be joining Høglund as representative in Finland, with the aim to support the regional clients and develop supplier relationships in this key maritime technology region,” said Mr Backlund.
Mr Backlund will support Høglund’s operations in Finland providing essential systems for newbuild and retrofit vessels. From automation and information systems to gas handling and cargo handling,
His diverse background has seen him involved in projects ranging from designing propulsion systems and managing complex installation projects to sales, marketing and business development.
Before working at Hebert Engineering Corp., he held sales and managerial positions at Rolls Royce Marine, where he was responsible for sales and customer relations throughout the Scandinavian and Baltic region. He started his career as a naval architect and marine engineer with Kværner.
By Rebecca Jeffrey