New Norway Country Manager at GNS

Company Profiles, HR, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles, Technical, Technology — By on September 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Jon Folkedal

Jon Folkedal

Global Navigation Solutions (“GNS”), the maritime navigation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Folkedal, as the Country Manager for Norway with immediate effect. This is the first specific country appointment for GNS in Scandinavia.

Jon Folkedal joins GNS from Cummins Norway AS, where he acted as Sales Manager Commercial Marine. Jon has over 13 years’ experience in the shipping industry including 9 years with rope specialist Timm Marine. He has also held positions with GIS and map supplier Ugland IT Group/Nordeca, as well as IBM.

He graduated as Bachelor of International Marketing from the Norwegian School of Marketing (BI), which included studies in Oslo, Barcelona and Madrid. He has extensive international business experience and speaks half a dozen languages.

Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jon to our team as we broaden our support to customers in Scandinavia.”

Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) was formed in November 2012 to provide an extensive range of navigation services to shipping companies worldwide. GNS brings together the best global distributors of maritime navigation solutions, providing customers with innovative solutions and services that underpin safety and efficiency cost effectively. It distributes the best existing maritime navigation brands, including British Admiralty and PRIMAR charts and publications, and works with specialist service providers around the world to design and produce intelligent user-friendly solutions which streamline and simplify the art of navigation.  With technical expertise available from centres around the world, Global Navigation Solutions offers the knowledge to resolve queries and technical problems fast. The Company is owned jointly by its senior management team and Phoenix Equity Partners.


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