I-Tech AB, the bio-technology company responsible for Selektope®, the barnacle repelling active agent for use in marine coatings, has appointed Per Svensson to the role of Sales Director.
In this central senior position, Mr Svensson will take full responsibility for driving top-line revenues by working to progress new customers to the antifouling product commercialization stage. He will also hold responsibility for supporting and expanding existing customer accounts within the global marine coatings industry. Per joins I-Tech AB during a period of significant expansion for the company, for which 2019 was the best year to-date financially with reported net turnover for the year increasing by 57%, compared to 2018.
Mr Svensson has joined I-Tech following great successes achieved in his previous role of Director, Global Sales & Aftermarket, Marine Solutions at Emerson Automation Solutions. He has extensive experience working globally with high-tech marine tank level gauging and automation products through various roles held within Service, Sales, Marketing and Business Unit Management. Prior to Emerson, Per worked with Saab Marine Electronics AB. He has also held several board level positions with technology companies based in Singapore, Finland and the UK. His engineering background and academic qualifications include Diplomas in Business Administration from IHM Business School and Executive Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech AB, says: “With a proven track record from various senior commercial positions within the marine industry, Mr Svensson will play a significant role in developing new and existing commercial relationships all around the world. With 30 years of experience, Per will greatly contribute to building the commercial aspects of I-Tech to the standards of much larger companies, yet maintaining our important entrepreneurial culture. I’m convinced that his commercial acumen and well-established reputation throughout the maritime industry will expand I-Tech’s reach even further in support of our continued growth trajectory”.
Per Svensson, Sales Director, I-Tech AB, says: “With the marine industry looking to support an improved environmental agenda, I’m thrilled to be working with a company that is aiming to help owners manage the issue of hull biofouling in pursuit of greener shipping. I have been looking for an opportunity to join a well-reputed, entrepreneurial company which aims to reduce the environmental impact of the marine industry. I have found that opportunity with this position in I-Tech and I am looking forward to supporting their wider global development.”