New SVP for Maritime Simulation at Kongsberg Digital

Source: press release, 15 December 2020

Morten Hasås, formerly of Scantech Industries, is to join the Digital Ocean team at Kongsberg Digital as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation (photo: KD)

On 1 January 2021, Morten Hasås will join Kongsberg Digital as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation. Previously CEO of Scantech Industries, Morten has held top management positions at ScanSense, Scanmar and Kongsberg Maritime.

His extensive experience in the maritime industry extends over more than three decades, which teamed with his international background will serve to strengthen the Maritime Simulation branch of Kongsberg Digital’s operations.

“With Morten we are strengthening the already solid Maritime Simulation team at Kongsberg Digital,” says Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President of Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “Our maritime simulators are used by educational and research institutions worldwide, and we need to continue to deliver on the high expectations of our customers while working to modernise and digitalise our offering. The newly launched K-Sim Connect eLearning platform is an example of this, but there are several other areas we are exploring, such as the development of maritime digital twins. I look forward to Morten joining the team.”

The benefits and necessity of digitalisation are becoming increasingly apparent for the world’s industrial markets. KONGSBERG is spearheading the development of maritime digitalisation solutions, and recently the company stated an ambition of developing maritime digital twins in their newly formed Digital Ocean hub. Maritime Simulation – which Hasås will now head up – is part of Digital Ocean, enabling the synergies required to address the need for holistic digital solutions in the market.

“I am proud, humble and happy to be joining Kongsberg Digital as SVP for Maritime Simulation,” says Hasås. “I know I will be working with a fantastic and agile team, and I will do my utmost to help bring Maritime Simulation to new heights. I am excited to get started and explore the enormous possibilities digitalisation brings to the fantastic core of products brought to life by Norcontrol in the 1970s.”

Tone-Merete Hansen will assume new responsibilities within Kongsberg Digital as VP of Sales and Business Transformation of Maritime Simulation.

“Tone-Merete’s broad experience with Maritime Simulation will be of vital importance in the digitalisation and modernisation of the portfolio. We are very happy that she will head up these efforts,” Jagtøyen comments.

Morten Hasås and Tone-Merete Hansen will enter their new roles from 1 January 2021.