Who: Heikki BERGMAN
What: Technical specialist on electrical propulsion and power plants
Age: 49 (May 1971)
Status: Married with children (2), lives in Aix-en-Provence, France
Motto: After travelling around the world, it is great to be back home.
I grew up in Finland, where all the students are working during summer holidays. So, when you finish your studies, more or less everybody has experience of working in your line of business. I had many school holidays, as I was 27 when graduated from the school for electrical (power) engineers.
I did it a long way – with vocational school after baccalaureate, then followed by Technical Institute. So, in Finnish system, I spent 19 years at school in order to be Electrical Engineer (B.Sc.)
When I graduated, I already had some experience from the ABB drives factory, where I started in 1994, for the first time. I continued working in ABB after graduation 1997 as a service engineer. After two weeks they sent me to Marine department and I started my first system project there.
“Years took me to several positions, but always within marine industry.”
I ended by up to Marine industry and remained there. First years I was doing the electrical design and learned my own mistakes in the commissioning. Those days, we were only two or three persons for the whole electrical power plant and propulsion delivery. It was a really powerful school to learn everything between diesel and propeller.
Years took me to several positions, but always within marine industry. First 18 years I worked for ABB and after that helping as a technical manager in a small Finnish company to access to marine. Last three years, I have been working for our own company, first in Finland and now in southern France.
Many times, I have been in the front runner position to design with new technology and many times I have been participating of starting a new. This time, I do it for our own company, with years and years experience in my backbag. We are approaching to many new projects and this is all very exciting.
“I want to use my long and thorough experience to benefit the environment.”
I hope our new online products will be additional service to my clients around the world. The great thing today is, that it doesn´t matter anymore where your office is located. Nowadays I can give support easily and quickly online, which is saving both money and time.
My passion is to save the environment. I want to use my long and thorough experience to benefit the environment. My decisions and solutions are strongly based on reduce emissions. What technical solution ever, my aim is to advise the environmentally efficient aspects.
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