Meet the board of Tekna Holding AS
Ørjan SvanevikChairman (2021)
Ørjan Svanevik has been the Chief Executive Officer of Arendals Fossekompani ASA since September 2019. He has extensive experience from various directorships and executive management positions within a wide range of industries. Ørjan Svanevik currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Volue AS, Oavik Capital AS and Oavik Invest AS, Prai AS, EFD Induction AS and C.W. Downer AS, and is a member of the board of directors of NorgesGruppen ASA and NorgesGruppen Finans Holding AS. He has previously served as chairman of the board of directors of, among others, Archer Limited, North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. and Volue Technology AS, and as a member of the board of directors of Seadrill Limited and Mowi ASA. Ørjan Svanevik has held several executive management positions prior to joining Arendals Fossekompani ASA, including Chief Operating Officer in Kværner ASA, Head of M&A in Aker ASA and Chief Operating Officer in the Seatankers group.
Torkil MogstadBoard member (2021)
Torkil Mogstad has been Executive Vice President of Arendals Fossekompani ASA since 2015. He has previously held several executive management positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Markedskraft AS, Director of Icon Medialab Norge AS and Engagement Manager of McKinsey & Company. He started his career in R&D at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (now Boeing) in the US. Torkil Mogstad holds several directorships, including being the chairman of the board of directors of Vindholmen Eiendom AS, Arendal lufthavn Gullknapp AS and Lillesands Sparebank AS, and is a member of the board of directors of NSSLGlobal Ltd, Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. and Cogen Energia Espana S.L..
Lars Peder FensliBoard member (2021)
Lars Peder Fensli has been the Chief Financial Officer of Arendals Fossekompani ASA since April 2017. Prior to this, he held the position as Chief Executive Officer of Volue Market Services AS. Lars Peder Fensli has 20 years of experience from several management positions, including as International Marketing Manager in Axellus AS, Marketing Manager and Brand Manager in Lilleborg AS and Finance Manager in Arendals Fossekompani ASA. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Songe Træsliperi AS and as a member of the board of directors of Volue AS and NorSun AS, and has previously been a member of the board of directors of Cogen AS, Volue Industrial IoT AS, Volue Market Services AS and Norselab AS.
Chairman of the board of Tekna Holding Canada Inc.
Morten Henriksen has been Executive Vice President of Arendals Fossekompani ASA since 2008. He has previously held several executive management positions, including Chief Executive Officer for the power business within Arendals Fossekompani ASA and Managing Director at Statkraft UK Ltd. Morten Henriksen holds several directorships, including being the chairman of the board of directors of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc and Alytic and member of the board of directors of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Flumill AS, Future Materials AS. Previous board memberships included Volue AS, EFD Induction, Scanmatic, SIVA SF, Powel AS, Markedskraft AS (Chairman) and Wattsight AS (Chairman).
Meet the executive team
Luc Dionne has been the Chief Executive Officer of Tekna Holding Canada and its global subsidiaries since April 2014. Mr. Dionne has extensive experience from various directorships and executive management positions in advanced materials research, aerospace, microelectronics and defense. Since joining Tekna, Mr. Dionne grew the company’s revenue threefold, built a portfolio of fortune 500 grade customers and expanded the company’s operations globally. Mr. Dionne served on the Canadian government strategic table for advanced manufacturing and was awarded the Technology Innovation Award from Polytechnic Engineering School of Montreal.
Serge Blackburn has been the Chief Financial Officer of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc since January 2017. Chartered Professional Accountant since 1993, he has over 25 years of experience in various management and finance positions for manufacturing companies. Prior to his implication in Tekna, he held a position of Vice-President Finance and Investments in Innovatech Sud du Québec, a position of Chief Financial Officer in Plastube Inc and as the Corporate controller for Jyco Sealing Technologies Corporation and Thona Inc. He currently serves as a member of the executive committee in Tekna Plasma Systems Inc and in Imphytek Powders SAS.
Rémy Pontone has been the Vice President Sales & Marketing of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. since Mars 2016; prior to this he held various management positions in sales, business development and product management. In 2012 he led the incorporation process of Tekna’s European subsidiary, Tekna Plasma Europe SAS. Rémy Pontone has 25 years’ experience in management, sales, marketing and product development. Prior to joining Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. he has held several international management and sales positions in five different countries for Johnson Matthey and started his career at the research and development center of Saint Gobain. Rémy Pontone is graduated engineer in material science and chemical engineering.
Arina van Oost has joined Tekna early 2020 in the position of VP Corporate and Strategic Development. Innovation, ESG and Corporate Communication have become part of her portfolio. She has held several executive positions at ThyssenKrupp, including VP GM of its Canadian Aerospace division and Global Head of Marketing and Sales of their Access Solutions division (HQ in Germany). Further roles included Managing Director (VP/GM) in UK, Spain, and Netherlands for companies of ThyssenKrupp’s Elevator division. She holds an executive MBA from ESMT and a bachelor’s degree in international management.
Etienne Villeneuve currently holds the position of Vice President Operations at Tekna. He has 17 years of experience in several executive management positions, including Vice President Operations at Groupe Parima, Head of Operations and Technical Services at Neptune Wellness Solutions, Operations and Continuous Improvement Director at Conagra Foods. He has evolved in several Quality Regulated Businesses like Pharmaceutical and Technologies. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Sherbrooke Innopole.