He joins Hempel from Maersk, where he most recently held the position of Vice President & Global Head of Sales in Maersk Line.
Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Michael will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: Protective, Marine (including Container and Yacht) and Decorative. He will play a central role in – and take charge of – executing on the commercial part of Hempel’s 2020 strategy Journey to Excellence, which has a clear focus on the customer.
Group President & CEO Henrik Andersen said of the appointment, “We are pleased that Michael has chosen to join Hempel’s management group. His wide experience in the industry, which he has acquired through one of our best global customers, is of great value to Hempel. Hempel will not only benefit from Michael’s experience; his ability to run a business is equally important, and we firmly believe that Michael will contribute greatly to creating value for our customers, colleagues and our owner, the Hempel Foundation.”
After 19 years in Maersk, Michael will contribute with great knowledge about the marine industry and global sales processes. This is important to Hempel’s Journey to Excellence strategy, which involves working even closer with customers to deliver trusted coating solutions that add real value to their business.