Chief Executive Officer
Karsten Gudmundset started as CEO for Apply Sørco (now APPLY) in September 2016. With degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and business, he moved from Trondheim to the region of Stavanger nearly 30 years ago. He started as an engineer in Kværner Rosenberg. Before taking the position at APPLY, Karsten was part of the Group Management in the German Kaefer Group and he held the position as Managing Director in Kaefer Energy Norway for 8 years.
Karsten has extensive experience from a number of management positions in Kvaerner and Aker Kvaerner companies, both in Norway and internationally.
Chief Financial Officer
Ronny Meinkøhn was appointed CFO in Apply Sørco in February 2015 after serving as Group Financial Controller for 5 years in Apply AS. Prior to joining Apply AS, Ronny held the position as Group Financial Controller at Norse Cutting & Abandonment AS. He started his career as an auditor in Ernst & Young in 2003.
Ronny holds an MSc in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics.
Kjell Ove Lie
Vice President Maintenance & Modification
Kjell Ove Lie was appointed VP Maintenance & Modification for Apply Sørco in November 2012 after joining the company as area head and contractor’s representative for Statoil M&M contract in 2010.
He studied electrical and automation engineering at Grimstad and Arendal Technical Colleges.
Kjell Ove has over 30 years expertise in the oil & gas industry with experience from sales & marketing, engineering, project management and department / business unit management in Norway and abroad. He held positions with Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems, Aibel, Vetco Aibel, ABB Offshore Systems, Umoe and Petrovest prior to joining Apply Sørco.
Vice President Business Development
Cecilie Drange joined APPLY as Vice President Business Development in April 2018.
She has wide experience from the O&G industry ranging from field operations, operations management to sales and account management.
Before taking on the position at APPLY, Cecilie has worked for large corporations such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford both in Norway and internationally.
Cecilie holds an MSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of Texas in El Paso.
Vice President Operation & Engineering Services
Agnar Kongshaug has been head of Operation & Engineering Services in APPLY since October 2012 after serving as Managing Director for Apply Altra since 2011. Agnar has more than 20 years of experience from the Offshore Engineering Industry on different levels.
In addition to general upper management, he has been manager of projects of different categories; technical information, system development and implementation, maintenance engineering, concept and feed studies and detail design.
Agnar holds an MSc in Marine Technology Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Vice President Modifications
Nine holds an MSc degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Institute of Marine Technology. Her professional background comprises of 23 years in the O&G Industry where she has been working in Project Management, Design, Engineering for Fabrication and Installation, Tendering and Business Development.
Nine has previously been working for Subsea 7, Eidesvik Subsea, Technip Norway. The last 7 years before joining APPLY, Nine worked for Shell where she held positions in the Netherlands, Australia and Norway.
Vice President Resource & Technical
Brynjulf Nodland has been Vice President – Resources & Technical in APPLY since November 2013. He has more than 30 years of experience from the O&G industry. The experience includes competencies from areas like MD responsibilities, Board of Directors responsibilities, Resource Management, Project Management, Engineering, Studies, Commissioning, Mechanical Completion, Follow-up of fabrication, installation and hook-up work and more.
The experiences are gained from companies and projects within the Newbuilding-, Modification-, M&M-, Hook-Up- and Subsea Development Technology markets.
Brynjulf previously held positions in Emerson/Roxar, Statoil (Equinor), Bjørge, Kværner and Aker.
Brynjulf was educated at the Norwegian Business School and Bergen University College.
Vice President HSEQ
Astrid Aadnøy has been leading the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality work in APPLY since February 2010. She has more than 25 years of experience within the O&G industry related to HSE&Q management and human resources, implementation and follow up of management systems within HSE, Quality and Risk Management.
Before joining APPLY, Astrid held positions in Kværner Rosenberg, Kværner Oil & Gas and Rosenberg Verft.
Astrid was educated at Teknologisk Institutt, Stord/Haugesund University College and Rogaland Regional College.
Vice President APPLY Studies
Trond´s professional background comprises of 20 years in the O&G industry. His main expertise is within the fields of operations/project management, design engineering through all development phases, tendering and business development.
Before joining APPLY in 2019, Trond has previously held various management positions within Wood, J P Kenny, Subsea7, Halliburton and ABB.
Trond holds an MSc degree in Marine Technology Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Vice President System Technology
Kenneth Skråmestø joined APPLY as VP Drilling Solutions in January 2019.
Previously he was Managing Director in Apply Rig & Modules. Kenneth has worked for corporations such as Archer, Keppel and Athene Solutions (now a part of WOOD), where he has worked both in Norway and internationally.
He has 19 years of experience from the O&G industry in positions as Engineer, Project Manager, Area Manager Engineering and Product Manager.
Kenneth was educated at in Nanyang Business School as a part of Young Leaders in Keppel WW.