Stein Foss
Group CEO

  • Entrepreneur, engineering / commercial
  • Maritime experience since 1983
  • >150 projects worldwide, incl sailing on > 40 ships (projects) since 1983 and execution on all continents
  • Extensive experience with start-up companies for maritime industries inco global business development
  • Founder of: Thermo Service AS (1992), OceanSaver AS (2003) and Moss Hydro AS (2012)
  • Co-founder, partner and capital shareholder of MGI Thermo group of companies (2009 onwards)

Per Ivar Nikolaisen
COO

  • Engineer, BC Economics from BI Norwegian Business School 1984/1989
  • Extensive experience with insulation of reefers and gas carriers globally since 1985
  • Project Engineer, Project Manager, Department Manager, CEO and COO
  • Developed the first spray foam systems for LPG, LEG and LNG - IMO type C
  • Experienced with insulation system development , project management and business development
  • Co-founder, partner and capital shareholder of MGI Thermo Group (2009 onwards)

Sverre Øien
CTO

  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, refrigeration, from Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, 1979
  • Project Manager, Thermal Insulation of LNG Carriers, 1990-1994
  • Department manager, Thermal insulation of LNG Carriers, 1994-1998
  • Managing Director, various export industries, 1998-2012
  • CTO MGI Thermo from 2012
  • Partner and shareholder of MGI Thermo Group

Lasse Bergli
Operations Manager

  • First repair project for Thermo Service in 1989
  • Voyage repairs and work completed during drydock / longside
  • Ship insulation and cargo hold modifications, mechancial, electrical and piping installations - Industrial and marine applications
  • Controlled Atmosphere (CA) installations
  • Project Manager on multiple projects
  • Partner and shareholder of MGI Thermo Group

Al Börjesson
Project Manager

  • Sailing experience from various type of vessels (PCTC, RoRo and Bulk)
  • Graduated as B.Sc. Naval Engineer in 2005
  • Project Engineer OceanSaver, BWTS, from 2006
  • Operating Manager, chartering catamaran in Caribbean from 2008
  • Area Sales Manager, marine equipment from 2010
  • Project Engineer Moss Hydro, filters for BWTS, from 2011
  • Project Coordinator, Site Office China for MGI Thermo from 2014
  • Project Manager in MGI Thermo from 2015

Xie Jie
Deputy General Manager

  • B.Sc. (2003-2007) and M.Sc. (2007-2010) Marine at Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Researcher of Hydrodynamics at State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, China
  • Yard Project Manager of world first pure LNG propulsion general cargo vessel (reefer, Ro-Ro, Container)
  • Project Management experience with 13 bulk carrier newbuildings
  • Experienced with Documentation Management and Database Design
  • Deputy General Manager MGI Thermo (Shanghai) Ltd

Radovan Zdravkovic
Site Manager

  • M.Sc. Naval Architect from 1980
  • Shipyard experience, in Productions 1981-1985, Design Office till 1992
  • Germanischer Lloyd exclusive surveyor 1992-1995
  • Supervisor/Site Manager on General Cargo newbuilding’s and Vessels in Service 1996-2005
  • Shipyard Technical Manager 2005-2007
  • Supervisor/Site Manager for different ship-owners on various projects, Seagoing Tug Boats 2007-2008, Container vessels, Heavy Lifters, MPVs: 2008-2015

Zhang Kun
Supervisor

  • B.Sc. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, 2009-2013
  • Experience with chemical cargo vessel outfitting design from July 2013 to July 2014
  • Experience as Site Engineer and QC from August 2014 to September 2016 with cryogenic insulation, including cylinder tanks and pipe modules
  • Repair projects at Chengxi Shipyard Jiangyin for LEG: “Sea Pride” and “Norgas Innovation”
  • Handling of technical and practical correspondence, contract reviews, material estimation/purchase/logistics/shipments
  • Experienced with AutoCAD and SolidWorks, calculating foam volume and simple thermal evaporation rate

Xia Yongfeng
Supervisor

  • Graduated from Nantong Polytechnic College, NPC
  • Supervisor of ship structure in Tianjin Xingang Shipyard, 1995-1997
  • Supervisor of ship accommodation, structure and insulation work in Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, 1998-2000
  • Supervisor of container and bulk vessel, block manufacturing in CSSC, 2001-2003
  • Department Manager of Accommodation in Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu), experienced 29 bulk carrier new buildings, 2004-2013, and 2 pure LNG propulsion vessels, refrigerated cargo holds, newbuilding, 2013-2015
  • Supervisor, MGI Thermo from 2016 onwards

Dariusz Hetmanowski
Senior Project Engineer

  • M.Sc. Naval Architecture from 2008
  • Postgraduate studies in Project Management, 2013-14
  • Over 5 years’ experience as Project Engineer and Production Manager in shipbuilding industry
  • Project Manager in heavy steel construction industry from 2010
  • Project Engineer in Moss Hydro AS – product development for BWTS, from 2012
  • Senior Project Engineer MGI Thermo from June 2014

Mateusz Mejna
Project Engineer

  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Industrial Heat Flow Equipment in 2012
  • Installation, maintenance of cooling and ventilation equipment from 2009
  • 3D design and development from 2012
  • Quality control of pipelines on Platform FPF1 from 2013
  • Project Engineer MGI Thermo from May 2015. Responsible for reefer engineering and thermal calculations

Janusz Stepien
Senior Engineer

  • M.Sc. Maritime Engineering & Logistics 1999-2005
  • Working experience within the international business since 2005
  • Engineered a number of products and systems for the marine market, mainly safety and environmental protection applications
  • Experience includes work with; design, documentation, sales support, sourcing, FAT’s, site surveys, installation supervisions, project management and system start-up’s
  • Engineering Team leader experience
  • Senior Engineer MGI Thermo from June 2014

Piotr Jedra
Project Engineer

  • M.Sc. Maritime Engineering from 2002, and B.Sc. In Automation and Management from 2009
  • Worked in Unitor/Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions 2003 to 2014 in several positions; project engineer, product manager and business stream manager
  • Responsible for design and definition of technical standards for marine firefighting-, nitrogen- and welding gas distribution systems
  • Experienced with managing small teams
  • Worked for sales agency company 2014-2015. Responsible for technical sales support to the Polish and Russian market
  • Project Engineer MGI Thermo from May 2015. Responsible for design of LNG insulation system

Øistein Olaf Hansen
Outfit Manager

  • Long experience as carpenter and supervisor of land based construction
  • Worked for Thermo-Service with cargo hold repair and insulation since 1992 until the company closed down in 2004
  • Re-employed by MGI Thermo in 2013
  • Outfit Manager on 2 reefers built at CSBC, Keelung, Taiwan 2001 – 2003
  • Outfit Manager on 2 reefer / container vessels built at ENVC, Viana do Costello, Portugal 2003 – 2004
  • Outfit Manager on 2 general cargo vessels built at Tsuji Heavy Industries, Zhangjiagang, China, Taiwan 2013 – 2015
  • Outfit Manager for Seatrade Juice Carrier and Reefer vessels at Guangxin Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry, Zhongshan, China, from 2016

Gunnar Bærheim
Senior Consultant LNG & QA

  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Refrigeration, from Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway 1972
  • Business Candidate, Norwegian school of Management, 1989
  • Engineering, project management Thermal insulation of LNG carriers 1973 – 1984
  • Technical Director, Marine insulation of Reefers, LPG and LNG vessels 1984 – 1995
  • Vice President, Marine systems deliveries 1996 – 2003
  • CEO Marine installations, Reefer vessels 2000 – 2005
  • Technical Director, development and sales of Ballast Water Treatment systems 2005 - 2015

Petter Henriksen
Project & Site Manager LNT45/CMHI-188/LNG

  • M.Sc. Naval Architect
  • Master Mariner Licence
  • Sea going experience from Tanker and OBO vessels
  • Position for ship managers: Safety manager / Superintendent / Project Manager
  • Project manager for newbuilding and conversion projects: vessels elongation, bulbous bow exchange program and installation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
  • 8 years site supervision in China / Philippines / Korea for VLCC and PCTC Newbuilding’s

Jan Richard Solberg
Supervisor

  • Working with ship installations since 1994
  • Supervisor ship interior cabins and restaurant
  • Supervisor ship insulation fire and comfort
  • Supervisor ship ventilation on cruise ship and ferry
  • Controlled Atmosphere (CA) installation
  • Hi fog system (Marioff) and Flexi fog installations on cruise ship and ferry

Ole Christian Jacobsen
Supervisor

  • Experienced as hull and paint supervisor at LNG/PCTC newbuilding sites, total 18 new buildings
  • 22 year LNG vessel experience including repair of cargo tanks and pipeline insulation

Tor O. Eriksen
Quality Assurance Manager & Supervisor

  • First Experience with reefers 1980
  • First Experience with gas carriers 1981
  • Certificate of apprenticeship, Insulation
  • Supervisor, off-shore architectural work and insulation
  • Project Manager, Industrial insulation on-shore
  • Department Manager, Industrial insulation on-shore
  • Project Manager, Controlled Atmosphere (CA) - Voyage repair and dry dock installations
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Bård Norberg
Project Manager

  • Master mariner, specialized in gas and chemical transportation
  • Operation and chartering of Gas Carrier fleet. Development and patenting Cryogenic Gas Recovery technology
  • In charge of design and development of Ethylene, LPG and small scale LNG carriers
  • In charge of development, together with SINTEF, small scale LNG re-liquefaction units using multi component gasses as refrigerant
  • Installation of such units in small scale LNG carrier
  • As the first in the world In charge of selecting Spray Foam On type C-tanks for LNG containment and seaborne transportation

Tao Yinjuan
Logistics Supervisor

  • Logistics operator at Zhangjiagang Bonded Area for custom documentation management from 2008~2011
  • In charge of logistics at Tsuji Heavy Industries for shipbuilding import and export from 2011 to 2015
  • Logistics Engineer at Zhangjiagang Korens for supplier chain management from supplier to warehouse to customer from 2015 to 2016
  • Logistics Supervisor at MGI Thermo (shanghai) Ltd from 2017

Liu Kai
Supervisor

  • B.Sc. Machinery Design & Manufacture at Weihai University, 2005-2008
  • Painting QM in Samjin shipyard 2007-2010, (NACE 2 Certificated Coating Inspector)
  • Coating advisor for dry-dock, conversion vessels and tank coating in Jotun marine coating 2010-2012
  • New building Painting Supervisor of bulk vessel, chemical tanker, offshore platform, PCTC. 2013-2016