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Wärtsilä appoints Buessow to lead Transas

(Posted on 14/01/19)

The technology group Wärtsilä has announces the appointment of Torsten Buessow as Director of its Transas business. He will report to Joonas Makkonen, Vice President of Voyage Solutions at Wärtsilä.

Torsten joins Wärtsilä from the classification society, DNV GL where he worked for more than a decade, first as a Vice President of the company’s Maritime Software Business Unit, and then as a VP of Fleet Performance Management, its Maritime Digital Business Unit. Torsten earlier spent almost 10 years at Capgemini, a global management and IT consulting company, working mainly with logistics and transportation sector clients.

His expertise in maritime software, fleet operations, and post-merger integrations will be extremely valuable in delivering on Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision, and creating a truly modern, connected ecosystem for the future of maritime operations.

Torsten comments: “I am looking forward to leading the professional and experienced Transas team. We will continue focusing on creating solutions to improve ship and port operations, and maritime academies by leveraging the latest technologies, including machine learning, Big Data analytics, and other innovations.”

Transas became a member of the growing family of Wärtsilä companies in May 2018. Transas holds a globally established position as a leading provider of advanced technological solutions for the maritime industry, including fleet operations solutions, digital data and charts. The company is also a leader in professional simulation & training, and ship traffic control solutions.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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