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Shiprepair industry gets first woman chief.

Damen Shipyards Group, a globally operating company operating company

A business that engages in transactions with outsiders.
 with 35 owned shipyards and numerous partner yard, has appointed Monica Svenner as the new managing director for its shiprepair unit, Damen Shiprepair Ga...taverken.

Svenner is the first woman to take an MD post within the ship repair industry and as a Gothenburger she has a burning ambition for her new company, said a statement from the Sweden-based company. She comes in the place of Jos Goris.

She has vast industrial experience as managing director working for several international companies such as Stena Recycling recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products—from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business—and thereby reducing their burden on the environment.  and Atlas Copco Atlas Copco is a Swedish industrial company that was founded in 1873. It manufactures industrial tooling and equipment.

The Atlas Copco Group, founded already in 1873, is a global industrial group of companies headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Svenner grew up in Sao Paulo (Brazil) where her family moved in 1956 when her father was offered the job of starting up a factory. She moved back to Sweden at the age of 18 to study chemical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology (body, education) Chalmers University of Technology - A Swedish university founded in 1829 offering master of science and doctoral degrees. Research is carried out in the main engineering sciences as well as in technology related mathematical and natural sciences.  in Gothenburg.

When in Gothenburg, she met her husband and the town has remained her home base while working in all parts of the world.

On the choice of his successor, Goris said,:"Svenner has extensive experience in leadership and business development within a variety of organizations and industries, particularly within heavy industry.'

'This means that she can bring new approaches and innovation, which is extremely positive for Damen Shiprepair Ga...taverken.It is also particularly good having an MD from Gothenburg who is internationally respected for her experience, the perfect mix," he added.

In addition to chemical engineering, Svenner has teaching degrees in mathematics, chemistry and physics. She has worked at companies such as Volvo Cars
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Volvo Car Corporation is the luxury car maker using the Volvo trademark.
, Wicanders and Ma...lnlycke Health Care and within areas such as research & development, organization and business development.

She also has been a quality manager, factory manager and, for 10 years, a managing director in companies with huge turnovers.

On her new role, Svenner said, "Profitability is A to Z, but developing a company also requires modern leadership, development of the employee's competence and an efficient organization to provide all the services that the market requires. This will give increased efficiency and, in the long term, a stronger trademark."- TradeArabia News Service

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Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jun 19, 2012
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