Swedish ship propulsion optimization and performance monitoring experts Lean Marine Sweden AB have appointed Jonas Persson to the role of Sales Director.
In this position, Mr Persson will hold overall responsibility for the expansion of the customer base for the automated propulsion optimization system FuelOpt™ and the smart performance management and reporting software Fleet Analytics™ worldwide, in addition to supporting Lean Marine’s existing customer network. He will also be responsible for increasing the awareness of Lean Marine’s brand within the maritime industry.
Mr Persson originally joined Lean Marine in February 2020 in the position of Regional Sales Manager following great successes achieved in his previous role of Vice President of Sales and Projects at TTS Marine AB.
He brings broad experience in cargo and passenger access equipment sales for Ro-Ro, RoPax and cruise vessels in international markets to his new sales director role. His academic qualifications include a master’s degree in Naval Architecture and a Sea Captain bachelor’s degree from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mr Persson has been appointed as Sales Director at Lean Marine following a period of significant expansion. In 2019, sales of FuelOpt™ significantly increased compared to previous years, indicating a sharp upturn in demand for the technology based on repeat orders and new customers. Since the launch of FuelOpt™ in 2014, more than 175 individual systems have been contracted for more than 40 different ship owners. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic affecting global business in 2020, close cooperation forged with ship owners and operators to support greener shipping operations puts Lean Marine in a good position to be optimistic about the future.
Mikael Laurin, CEO, Lean Marine, says: “With proven achievements in international sales expansion in the maritime industry, Jonas will play a pivotal role in our company growth as well as increasing awareness of our technologies as a ship performance optimization clean technology expert among ship owners and operators.”
“With his fifteen years’ experience working for a big supplier to Ro-Ro, RoPax and cruise vessel-owning companies and two years spent at sea, Jonas will not only contribute to elevating Lean Marine’s commercial standards to the next level, he will also strengthen our relationship with our customers. I am confident that his commercial expertise and recognized reputation throughout the maritime industry will strengthen our role as a long-term partner of ship owners and operators for propulsion optimization and ship performance monitoring,” he concludes.
Jonas Persson, Sales Director, Lean Marine, says: “The shipping industry has been shifting towards environmentally sustainable operations in response to demand from authorities and customers alike. In Lean Marine, I have found the opportunity to join a promising entrepreneurial clean-tech company that makes a difference in achieving green shipping goals. Now, I am very excited to take on the new role of Sales Director to drive our pursuit towards enabling greener shipping and prospering developments in collaboration with other clean technologies such as AI solutions, wind-assisted systems, and also alternative fuels.”