ShipServ makes new appointments

New executive management to drive ambitious growth strategy

ShipServ has announced that it has made new appointments at an executive management level. The move will enable the company to drive its ambitious growth strategy, including the development and delivery of a range of new products and features in 2018. This will help customers realise the opportunities of increased digitalisation within the shipping industry.

ShipServ’s former executive vice president & chief legal officer, Mikael Weis has moved into the position of COO, where his main focus will be to ensure that ShipServ continues to meet the needs of its existing and prospective customers. Having served as ShipServ’s senior vice president for 14 years, Don Staffin has been appointed to executive vice president – responsible for the company’s business operations in the Americas, as well as global partner relationships, and ShipServ’s initiatives in the cruise industry.

Commenting on Mikael Weis’s appointment, ShipServ’s newly appointed CEO, Kim Skaarup said: “Mikael has a deep understanding of the business having run our account management for 10 years as well as our legal and compliance affairs, which is becoming more and more important to ship operators with tightening regulation in our industry. Having Mikael assume the role of COO will also enable me to focus on delivering a number of key strategic initiatives, along with the newly announced SVP position held by Henrik Hyldahn, which we hope will drive real innovation in the maritime sector.”

Having launched many of ShipServ’s worldwide partnerships, Don Staffin will also be responsible for all partner relationships, which includes both software companies and other important stakeholders, such as the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA).

Kim Skaarup, CEO, ShipServ, concluded: “Don’s new role is crucial as it illustrates our desire to work more effectively with, and build even stronger ties with all our partners. We have ambitious growth plans for the company, and I’m confident that together with the management team, our partners, and our customers, we can achieve this. Building on our 17-year heritage in the shipping industry, we will continue to leverage the expertise and experience within the ShipServ team – many of whom are marine through and through – to develop even better solutions for our customers.”