We are pleased that Lasse Øvreås has accepted the position as Technical Manager in StS.
Lasse comes from the job as Business Development Manager in Oceaneering Asset Integrity. He has extensive management experience in the oil and gas industry, including as CEO of Inspecta, as well as various management positions within inspection and maintenance in AGR, Aker Solutions and Kvaerner, respectively. Many people are familiar with Lasse through his involvement in the Norwegian Corrosion Technology Association in Bergen where he is now chairman of the board. He is a graduate engineer and holds a PhD in material technology from NTNU.
We took a little chat with Lasse and asked him if he could tell us a little about himself-
Who are you?
My name is Lasse Øvreås, am married to Anne-Grethe and together we have three girls. I am 54 years old and is resently employed as technical manager in StS. My experience is mostly towards maintenance, inspection, corrosion, corrosion protection, welding and material technology from Kværner Fjellstrand, Aker Solutions, Inspecta and Oceaneering, where I have held leading positions over the past 20 years. Graduated from NTNU, in the field of machine / material technology.
What do you do?
Technical Manager will to a large extent contribute to designing future products and services for StS, which the market demands – in a serious and professional manner. This must be done in close cooperation with the employees. The ideas and needs often arise in the field together with our customers, so here dialogue is important. I will work actively to promote a positive and willing attitude among employees, contribute to a positive corporate culture based on openness, quality and good HSE. Furthermore, I will assist in guiding the company in the direction chosen by the board, with the strategic guidelines they have set for the company.
What project are you currently working on and how is it progressing?
My first tasks will be digitization, first in line is 3D modelling of Scaffolding which we intend to implement. We also plan a further digitization for all our services. In parallel, efforts are being made to establish our habitat service in the Middle East.
What are your dreams?
I dream of a world where every child who grows up is safe and healthy. When it comes to career, the dream is that within 5 years, StS is the most successful ISS company in Norway, with a EBT of over 10% and only satisfied employees.