Viking appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Lasse Buvarp has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Viking Heat Engines. Besides being responsible for building up the company’s sales and marketing department, he will oversee the development of its IT systems.

Having a Norwegian Army background and experience of the private sector (where he most recently headed up IT consulting firm Pragma AS, which is based in Kristiansand, Norway), Buvarp believes anything is possible.lasse-buvarp

“My strength is to see solutions in complex situations,” he says. “I’m a very positive person and I believe anything can be fixed. Sometimes something just takes a bit longer to solve. I also have a very strong focus on structure.”

His first task will be to introduce an IT system across all offices to make it easier for staff in Germany and the Caribbean to communicate with one another and share information.

“At the moment, we don’t have a good collaboration tool in place,” he says. “Every office uses its own system so we need a common platform to make us more efficient. We also need to provide our customers with a user-friendly web portal so they can get easy access to our service organisation 24/7.”

Buvarp is looking forward to getting to know the company better, and will be visiting Viking Heat Engines’ various offices in the next few months to collect people’s thoughts and experiences as he builds up an international sales and marketing organisation. “We want to make everyone feel they are on board when we’re putting these new systems in place,” he says.

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