Watson joins Aker Solutions as COO

Dean Watson has been named chief operating officer of Aker Solutions, joining a new executive team that’s part of a broader reorganization. Watson was with Schlumberger.

Existing Aker Solutions executives will lead five delivery centers in the new structure.

Valborg Lundegaard, now head of engineering, will lead the customer management center.

Svenn Ivar Fure will continue to lead front-end efforts.

Egil Boyum, currently head of the subsea business in Europe and Africa, will lead the products center.

Knut Sandvik, now head of maintenance, modifications, and operations, will lead the projects center.

And David Clark, now regional head for Europe and Africa, will lead the services center.

Alan Brunnen, head of subsea, and Tore Sjursen, head of operational improvement and risk management, will leave the company at yearend.

Svein Stoknes will remain chief financial officer, and Mark Riding, will remain head of strategy.

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