09.30.2011– Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has strengthened its commitment to the development of its market-leading Unitor portfolio of maintenance and repair, equipment and products with the appointment of a new Business Director for Marine Products.
Danny Ingemann takes up the role within WSS’ already thriving marine products business with a remit that includes an extensive review of the current product portfolio and an in-depth product analysis in addition to a programme of new product development, in order to secure an extended marine products offering.
Mr Ingemann said; “Over the next few months, we will be working across marine products to look at business challenges and ways in which we can offer cost-effective, integrated solutions.”
“The marine industry has always been seen as a conservative business, but in spite of this, it is moving at an increasingly fast pace as technological development, market requests and environmental regulations change.”
He continued; “It is essential that in order to keep up with this new industry environment, we at Wilhelmsen Ships Service are able to create marine product solutions for customers in close consultation with them.”
Mr Ingemann has a wealth of industry experience having worked initially as an engine fitter, before completing a degree in Marine Engineering following which he entering the offshore and marine markets in a technical capacity, before moving into sales and product management. Prior to his appointment at WSS, Mr Ingemann worked as Business Manager at Alfa Laval.
Mr Ingemann said; “The global reach of the shipping industry is a huge driver for me. In spite of its size, the marine world can sometimes seem quite small, with many shipowners, shipyards and suppliers knowing each other by name. We are such a diverse industry, yet so collective.”