Westcon Appoints New Group CEO

The board of directors in Westcon Group has appointed Arne Birkeland as the new Group CEO. He has held the position as deputy group CEO in Westcon Group since September 2012. He previously held executive positions in Aker Kværner and Wärtsilä. He immediately steps up as Group CEO in Westcon.

Westcon has become a large company with several different business units. We have taken important and major strategic steps in several areas in recent years. This is a result of a collective effort by highly skilled and competent owners, managers and employees. Over the last year, I have been part of this journey, and I now look forward to it to continue”, Arne Birkeland says.

Birkeland will succeed Øystein Matre, who has led Westcon Group after the corporate structure was reorganized in 2011. Matre will continue as CEO of Westcon Yards – the group’s absolute larges business unit compromising yards in Olen, Karmsund and Floro. “I am confident that Arne Birkeland is the right man to continue the development of Westcon. He has had a long domestic and international career, he knows the industry well, and with his local background he knows very well what we come from”, Matre says, and adds that the board is united behind this assessment.

 

Press Release, October 17, 2013

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