Management changeover at Fiskevegn

Management changeover at Fiskevegn Håkon Holen takes over this summer as Fiskevegn’s new CEO. Photo: Fiskevegn

On 1st June this year Norwegian fishing gear supplier Fiskevegn will see a change in its management team as CEO Trond-Inge Kvernevik is leaving for a new industry position and his place is being taken by Håkan Holen.

Fiskevegn’s new CEO is from Sæbø in Møre and comes to his new role from Danish-owned Europrofil, based in Sykkylven, south-east of Ålseund. Prior to that he was CEO of Johnson Controls’ Bærum division and has a long background in sales and management  in the mechanical and maritime sectors, including having worked at Østa Stålindustri, Ørsta Marine Systems and UFAS.

“We’re pleased that Håkon has accepted this position. He has many years of experience from manufacturing companies with international sales, which will be useful to Fiskevegn. The CEO’s role at Fiskevegn also includes responsibility for Best Fishing Gear, Storvika ad Flatraket  Industrier, as well as Fiskevegn’s partnership in the SIA Magistr-Fiskevegn Group joint venture in Latvia,” said Helge Solheim, chair of Fiskevegn’s board of directors.

“I’m humble in regard to Fiskevegn’s history and am very much looking forward to this challenge. Fiskevegn has developed tremendously over the past few years,” Håkon Holen said.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to contributing to the further development of Fiskevegn’s global brand.”

The company’s current CEO Trond-Inge Kvernevik has accepted a leadership role in the seafood industry, and commented that he is satisfied that Fiskevegn’s board has found a good successor.

“Håkon has achieved excellent results in the companies he has led previously. His background in el-installation, mechanical systems and manufacturing, and in international sales are a great fit for Fiskevegn and our automatic longline systems subsidiary Best Fishing Gear,” he said.

In 2018 Fiskevegn showed the best results the company has had during its 45-year history. Both Fiskevegn and Best Fishing Gear have their headquarters and factories at Flatraket and Nordfjord. Fiskevegn also has a sales division in Ålesund, a joing venture in Latvia,and distributors in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Greenland.

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