Norske Skog Saugbrugs, Kjell Arve Kure has been appointed new Managing Director.
Kjell Arve Kure (45) has today been appointed new Managing Director of Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS. Kure has solid leadership and industry experience from various positions within Norske Skog for the past 15 years.
Kure has been employed by Norske Skog Saugbrugs since 2003. He has been Production Director at the plant since 2011. At Saugbrugs, he has also been head of process and development, (2003-04), Production Manager Pulp, Energy & Effluent treatment (2004-08) and Production Manager Mechanical Pulp and PM6 (2008-11). He was employed has head of Norske Skog Research (1999-2003), and as Research Scientist at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute (PFI) in Trondheim.
We are very pleased to have appointed Kjell Arve Kure as new Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs. His extensive industry expertise and management experience will be a great contribution to the further development of Norske Skog Saugbrugs. The challenge ahead will be to improve the profitability of Saugbrugs, develop and streamline production processes, and adapt the business to sharp future competition, says CEO of Norske Skog and Chairman of Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS, Sven Ombudstvedt.
My career to date at Saugbrugs has given me technological challenges and broad expertise about Saugbrugs and the paper industry. Despite challenging markets, efforts will be made towards improving profitability for the company. In collaboration with many talented people at Saugbrugs, I am sure we will succeed in the future, global competition, says Kjell Arve Kure, Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs.
Kjell Arve Kure has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from NTNU (Trondheim, Norway) with emphasis on how to develop fibres for wood containing printing grades in an energy efficient way. In addition, he has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway), Master in Chemistry from the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, Canada), and Master of Science from UMB (Ås, Norway).
For more information contact Mr Carsten Dybevig:
NORSKE SKOG AS
N-1326 LYSAKER / Norway
Tel +47 67 599000
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