The Sevan SSP team

 

 

 

Our Senior Management

Reese McNeel 

Managing Director

reese.mcneel@sevanssp.com

Reese McNeel is Managing Director at Sevan SSP.  Prior to joining Sevan Marine in 2011, he held various management positions at global advisory firms, including AlixPartners and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. McNeel holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

Mr. McNeel is a U.S. citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

 

Paul Illingworth 

President 

paul.illingworth@sembmarine.com

Paul has over 40 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas marine business.  He started his offshore career after leaving the British Navy and has worked on offshore supply ships, drilling rigs and FPSO’s (as Master). He was a founding member of Trident Offshore and held senior management positions at Nortrans Offshore and Prosafe Production, prior to joining the SSP team as CEO in 2010. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nautical Science and a British Master Mariner Class 1 Certificate of competency. 

Mr. Illingworth is a dual nationality British / U.S. citizen who resides in Texas.

Nico Vandenworm  

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Strategy

nico.vandenworm@sembmarine.com

Nico Vandenworm has over 25 years’ experience in the international energy, engineering and construction industries and more than 20 years’ experience in executing EPIC projects in senior management positions. Over the years he has been involved as a corporate sponsor for several large international EPIC and construction projects and was responsible for heading up commercial negotiations.

Prior to joining the company, he held senior management positions for Smith International, AllSeas, Brown & Root/Halliburton and ABB.  Nico holds several patents of the SSP circular hull technology.

Mr. Vandenworm is a U.S. citizen with residence in Texas.

 

Knut Bredahl 

Head of Business Development

knut.bredahl@sevanssp.com

Knut Bredahl is Head of Business Development at Sevan SSP. Before joining Sevan Marine in 2012, Mr. Bredahl worked for the Kanfa Group, Aker Floating Production ASA, Aker Kværner Process Systems and Kværner Process Systems Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Norwegian University of Technology and Science.

Mr. Bredahl is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

 

Otto Skjåstad 

Head of Engineering and Technology

otto.skjastad@sevanssp.com

Otto Skjåstad is Head of Engineering and Technology at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan Marine in 2008 and has  more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, holding various positions including Project Manager, Section Manager and Technical Director. Mr. Skjåstad graduated from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science with an MSc in Offshore Structures.

Mr. Skjåstad is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Arendal, Norway.

Alf-Roger Skikstein 

Head of Operation and Projects

alf-roger.skikstein@sevanssp.com

Alf Roger Skikstein is Head of Operation and Projects at Sevan SSP. Before joining Sevan Marine in 2007, he worked as a Project Manager at KANFA and Kværner Process Systems. Mr. Skikstein holds  master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science and in Subsea Installation from the University College of Southeast Norway. 

Mr. Skikstein is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Asker, Norway

Our team

Ted Ryan

Vice President
Ted has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and non-profit organization and joined the company in 2007.  

Sangmi Shin

Senior Engineer Weight and Stability
Sangmi is a Senior Engineer (Hull and Stability) at Sevan SSP. She has over 7 years’ experience in the area of stability and joined Sevan Marine in 2017.

Nils Morten Lindland

Senior Engineer Layout
Nils Morten is a Discipline Lead in Layout at Sevan SSP. He has over 20 years’ experience as a 3D design engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2006.

Line Bliksmark

Marketing Manager
Line is a Marketing Manager at Sevan SSP. She has over 5 years’ experience working with marketing and tendering and joined Sevan Marine in 2017.

Meilin Ma

Engineer Structure
Meilin is an Engineer (Structure) at Sevan SSP. She has 3 years’ experience working as structure engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2015.

Frank Hopen

Project Management, FPSO and FLNG
Frank is a Project Manager and Discipline Lead for Weight and Stability at Sevan SSP. He has over 22 years’ experience in the area of weight and stability and joined Sevan Marine in 2008.

Christina Hurtig

Senior Engineer Marine Systems
Christina is a Senior Engineer (Marine Systems) at Sevan SSP. She has over 13 years’ experience in the area of marine systems and joined Sevan Marine in 2005.

John Beck

Engineering Manager
John is an Engineering Manager at Sevan SSP. He has over 9 years’ experience in the marine engineering and offshore oil and gas industry and joined Sevan SSP in 2011. 

Tiffany Canales

Finance and Administration Manager
Tiffany is an Administration and Finance Manager at Sevan SSP.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the area of Human Resources Management, Administration, and Finance and joined the company in January of 1997.

Vimalnath Babu

Senior Engineer Layout
Vimal is a Senior Engineer (Layout) at Sevan SSP. He has over 16 years’ experience as a layout engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2013.

Cecilie Wiese-Hansen

Business Control Manager
Cecilie is Group Business Controller at Sevan SSP. She has over 22 years’ experience in the area of finance and joined Sevan Marine in 2008.

Hugo Gustavsen

Principal Engineer Structure
Hugo is a Principal Engineer (Hull and Stability) at Sevan SSP. He has over 20 years’ experience in the area of hull layout and weight and joined Sevan Marine in 2008.

Jan-Erik Husevåg

Senior Engineer Layout
Jan-Erik is a Senior Engineer (Layout) at Sevan SSP. He has over 8 years’ experience as a layout engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2012.

Leticia Morales

Project Services Supervisor
Leticia is a Project Services Supervisor at Sevan SSP. She has over 10 years’ experience in the areas of Administration, Project Services, Marketing and joined the company in 2011. 

Marius Karlsson

Engineer Structure
Marius is an Engineer (Structure) at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan Marine after graduating from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017.

Tord Broms Thorsen

Senior Engineer Marine Analysis and Offloading
Tord is a Senior Engineer (Marine Analysis and Offloading) at Sevan SSP. He has 11 years’ experience in the area of marine analysis and offloading and joined Sevan Marine in 2011.

Line Madsen Reinfjord

Accounting and Payroll coordinator
Line is a Accounting and Payroll Coordinator at Sevan SSP. She has 10 years’ experience in  the area of accounting and joined Sevan Marine in 2009.

Aleksander Plucinski

Senior Engineer Structure
Aleksander is a Senior Engineer (Structure) at Sevan SSP. He has over 12 years’ experience as a structural engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2013.

Gunnar Johnson

Project Management, FPSO and Drilling
Gunnar is a Manager for Drilling and Special Projects at Sevan SSP. He  has over 35 years’ experience in the design, building and operation of ships and offshore units. He joined Sevan Marine in 2008.

Sean Finn

Naval Architect
Sean is a Naval Architect at Sevan SSP.  He has more than 9 years’ experience as a structural engineer and joined the company in 2012.   

Hans Olav Sele

Discipline Lead Hull and Structure
Hans Olav is Deputy Head of Engineering and Technology at Sevan SSP. He has over 17 years’ experience in the area of engineering and technology and joined Sevan Marine in 2010.

Einar Bernt Glomnes

Discipline Lead Marine Analysis
Einar is a Discipline Lead for Marine Analysis at Sevan SSP. He has over 11 years’ experience working with marine analyses and joined Sevan Marine in 2007.

Inger Johanne Iversen

Lead HR and Admin
Inger Johanne is Lead HR and Admin at Sevan SSP. She has over 30 years’ experience in the area of finance, HR and administration. She joined Sevan Marine in 2006.

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