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Ådne Grødem


Grødem has extensive experience from senior management positions in the oil service industry. He was CEO of the OSE listed oil service company Norwegian Applied Technology ASA, and served as executive vice president and CFO of Roxar ASA, a leading international oilfield technology and service provider. Before joining us, Grødem spent seven years as a partner with the private equity investor - Progressus.

Grødem holds an MBA from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and a BBA from California Lutheran University, in the USA.

Geir Bråten 


Bråten has more than 15 years of experience from managerial positions in accounting and finance at Bilfinger Industrier Norge AS and as an auditor with KPMG Norway. He has extensive experience from managing organisational re-structuring, cost efficiency and business improvement projects. Bråten has been in charge of several business optimisation processes in finance and treasury, procurement, tendering and contract areas.  
Bråten holds an MBA from the University of Nordland and a BBA from Trondheim Business School.

Leif Grønning 

Managing Director, Valvision

Grønning has more than 25 years of experience from the valve business in the oil and gas industry. He started his career at the valve manufacturer Ring-O Valve SpA in Italy, and that experience has proved a valuable advantage in his later career with valves. Before acquring his present position with Valvision, he was general manager of Ring-O Valve Norge and IKM Valves. 

His long experience of working in closely relation with several of the best known and most widely used valve manufacturers in the Norwegian oil and gas industry, both topside and subsea, has given Grønning excellent technical knowledge of valve design and the solutions required by the sector.

Grønning holds a B-Eng Hons in civil engineering from Glasgow University.
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Ingar Tyssen 

Managing Director, Norwegian Piping

​Tyssen has extensive experience from the international oil and gas industry, within delivery projects, global sales, product management and business unit management. He has held several leadership positions in Roxar Flow Measurement and Emerson Process Management before joining Norwegian Piping as Sales Director and later taking the role as Managing Director.

Tyssen holds an M.Sc in mechanical engineering from NTNU and Master of Technology Management (MBA equivalent) from NTNU/MIT Sloan.
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Erlend Fremstad 

Managing Director, Active Service

Fremstad has extensive experience from the oil and gas industry. He started his career as drilling engineer and project manager in Statoil. Before acquiring his present position with Active Service Fremstad was CEO in Fluid Control. Previously Erlend has worked as CEO for W. Giertsen Services, and has held several managerial positions in Roxar Flow Measurement within business development, operations, international sales, marketing and services.  

Erlend holds a Master of Management (MMa) with specialization in Finance and International Business from BI and has a Masters degree (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering from UiS.

Bjørn Borgersen 

Managing Director, Analytic

Borgersen has 30 years of experience from project management and sales and marketing within instrumentation and technical services to the international on- and offshore industry.
Borgersen has earlier worked with companies like Emerson, Fuji Electric, Beamex, Jiskoot and more. Working in close relation with numerous vendors and multi-discipline project teams has given Borgersen an excellent overall knowledge within instrumentation, sampling and analysis and turn key laboratory solutions. Prior to founding Analytic in 2010 Borgersen was the Country Manager for Moody International (today Intertek Inspection) in Scandinavia.

Board of Directors

Gro Kielland

Kielland is an experienced non-executive director and chairman.

Jan Edvin Pedersen

Board member

Gøran Andreassen

Board member

Geir Austigard

Board member
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