HOUSTON (May 9, 2016) – Hoover Container Solutions (“Hoover” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., and Consult Supply, a Hoover company, have appointed Tor Olav Schibevaag as managing director for Europe and Kjetil Skaaren as general manager for Norway. Jan Sekse, vice president global procurement, will continue to support the efforts of the Hoover Norway management team.
Schibevaag will report to Hoover’s president, Paul Lewis, and joins Hoover Norway from Euro Offshore, where he developed and led the company into one of the leading cargo carrying unit (CCU) rental businesses in Norway.
Lewis said, “Tor Olav’s intimate knowledge of the CCU rental market will support Hoover’s position as a true market leader in Norway and globally. As an experienced leader with a history of developing and managing successful businesses within the oil and gas industry, he has a successful track record of implementing business process improvements and defining strategic direction.”
Schibevaag commented, “Hoover Norway has been active in the North Sea for more than 20 years, and continues to invest in the equipment and the people to serve this region. I employ a very collaborative management style, and look forward to supporting professional development with colleagues throughout the business.”
Reporting to Schibevaag as general manager for Norway, Kjetil Skaaren has more than 15 years of experience in effectively managing and building highly complex and detailed projects for the oil and gas market. He served as one of the key architects in the reorganization of Hoover Norway.
Jan Sekse, vice president global procurement, will continue to support the efforts of Hoover Norway, providing input on key customer relationships and design criteria for specialized and standard equipment.
The Hoover Norway management team is working on a global project to standardize the worldwide Hoover rental fleet design and procurement of cargo carrying units, chemical tanks and related offshore equipment. When this project is complete, Hoover will offer a global library of all DNV 2.7-1 type approvals and designs that specifically meet the requirements and standards for each geographical market the company serves. This directive will also serve as the basis for selecting partners to manufacture Hoover products which will in turn drive lower cost and improve our competitive position.
Hoover Container Solutions (“Hoover”) rents, sells and services intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), IBC transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids including the industry leading Liquitote® IBC. The company’s products are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 facility in Houston that meet the highest quality standards (DNV, BV, UN, IMO and others) in the industry and can be fully customized according to client specifications. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Houston, Hoover has sales and distribution facilities in Scott, New Iberia, and Port Fourchon, La.; Elgin, Ill.; Melbourne and Perth, Australia; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Aberdeen, Scotland; and Stavanger, Norway.
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