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DANFOSS HIRES FORMER ABB MANAGER TO HEAD MARINE OPERATIONS

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 

Danfoss Editron has appointed Erno Tenhunen as its new Marine Director, to lead the company’s marine business, with overall responsibility for sales, the delivery of projects and developing new systems technology at a time when electrification is a key topic in the industry.

Tenhunen joins Danfoss Editron from ABB, where he was previously VP Sales and Global Sales Manager for specific marine segments, such as icebreakers and cruise, and he recently led ABB’s Digital Solutions unit in Finland, focusing on automation, navigation and intelligent operations.

“Danfoss Editron has great products and a growing team, so making this move is a great opportunity to challenge myself in a similar area to what I’m used to. Though there will also be some differences which I’m excited about, such as developing smaller fully-electric vessels compared to the cruise liners and icebreakers that I previously focused on,” said Tenhunen. “I see lots of opportunities for electrification in the marine sector. Existing fleets of small ferries are getting old for example, so there is a growing market for replacements and retrofits. However, there is growing pressure to electrify all types of marine vessels, with legislation such as Sulphur 2020 soon coming into force. Electrification is truly here to stay and will dominate the global marine industry for years to come.

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