CEO of Havyard Group ASA (‘HGR’) and chair of the board of HST, Geir Johan Bakke would like to thank Lasse Stokkeland for his work as general manager during a challenging period for the yard.

 ‘ I’m pleased that Erlend Hatleberg has accepted the challenge and is motivated to fill the role of new general manager of HST. Erlend is originally from Leirvik, is passionate about the local community, and has demonstrated by the way in which he has led his teams through some of HST’s most demanding challenges, that he has the expertise and experience needed to lead a yard undergoing restructuring to make it more efficient and profitable.’

Erlend Hatleberg is 43, grew up in Leirvik in Sogn and now lives in Dale in Sunnfjord. He graduated as an engineer in 2003, and has worked amongst others in Fundo. He started working in HST's technical department in 2009. Erlend became project manager 2011, and has  been responsible for deliveries of PSV ships, construction vessels and icebreakers for Russian ship-owners and now for Fjord1's new series of ferries.

In connection with the management change in HST, Stig Breidvik will become new production manager. Stig is 52 and lives in Leirvik in Sogn. He has worked for HST since 1988 and has held different production management positions, the last ten years as Process Manager, Production.