From left: Lars Nesje Grimsmo EVP Project Development, Victoria Ortiz Hydrogen Sales Manager, Magne Ø. Prestholdt Senior Project Manager, Thor Stensvaag Technology Manager

The Gen2 Energy team is expanded and strengthened

Gen2 Energy is continuing the recruitment of key personnel. We are pleased to announce the hiring of four highly experienced and qualified employees. The competence base of Gen2 Energy is strengthened significantly, and the company is by this well positioned to succeed in the hydrogen market.

Lars Nesje Grimsmo is hired as Executive Vice President for Project Development. Mr. Grimsmo has been project manager for major EPC projects in Energy, Oil and Gas and Maritime. 18 years of experience in gas and gas safety, including construction of gas fired power plants, offshore gas production systems and gas processing. MSc. in Electrical and Process Energy Engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, with specialization in hydrogen production for energy storage.

Magne Ø. Prestholdt is joining Gen2 Energy as Senior Project Manager. Mr. Prestholdt has 20 years of experience from engineering and projects, within oil and gas and carbon capture and storage. He has worked on numerous offshore oil and gas projects and most recently as technical lead for Longship CCS project for the Norwegian State. Mr. Prestholdt holds a B.Sc. in Energy and Process Engineering from Høgskolen i Telemark and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Victoria Ortiz is hired as Hydrogen Sales Manager. Mrs. Ortiz has over 15 years experience in the energy sector which includes leading the business development and sales at Wartsila Gas Solution. She has a solid background in process engineering for the oil and gas industry. Mrs Ortiz holds a MSc in oil refining and gas processing from the IFP school, executive management training from INSEAD & Scandinavian Executive Institute and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar.

Thor Stensvaag will fill the position as Technology Manager. Mr. Stensvaag has over 30 years of Energy Sector experience with both operating companies and engineering companies working in Europe, Americas, The Middle East and Africa. He has had high level roles in projects, ranging from process modifications to billion-dollar investments, both onshore and offshore. Mr. Stensvaag holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

For more information, please contact:
Gen2 Energy AS
Jonas Meyer, CEO, +47 928 58 525, 
Svein-Erik Figved, Head of Public Affairs, +47 982 21 007, 

About Gen2 Energy
Gen2 Energy is a Norwegian company dedicated to develop, build, own and operate an integrated value chain for green hydrogen. The company target to have several large-scale production facilities for green hydrogen located in Norway and Northern-Europe as well as a distribution network ensuring customers safe and reliable delivery. We also aim to use low/zero emission fuel in our distribution system, taking a wholistic view on the environmental footprint of the hydrogen value chain.
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