Eriksen holds a Master in geology from the University of Oslo. For more than a decade until 2020, he managed P-Cable 3D Seismic AS in the successful development of seismic equipment. Eriksen comes from the position as sales manager at Unger Fabrikker AS in Fredrikstad, Northern Europe's largest producer of dry surfactants for use in hygiene, cleaning and industrial products.
"I look forward to embark on the task of developing Geonor's business in Norway and internationally. The company has skilled employees and great potential in a market that is highly international and ever-growing. The ambition is to strengthen and build on the position as a leading player with niche solutions within their segments," says Eriksen.
Eriksen started in the position on 1 June. Among the known projects and contrascts Geonor is working on are the Fornebubanen, New Water Supply to Oslo (NVO) and the new Stamnett project.
Since its establishment in 1957, Bærum-based Geonor has been a pioneer in the development of geotechnical, hydrological and meteorological instruments and monitoring systems. The company can point to solid revenue growth in recent years, of which about 30 per cent of its turnover is export-based.
"This is a natural and good step for the company. Eriksen has the right conditions for further developing the business and building on the already established position. It is also gratifying to see that it is a geoscience person who takes over the helm," says Øyvind Klevar, outgoing CEO of the company, who will have a seat on the board of directors at Geonor.
Klevar started as CEO of Geonor in 1993, before buying all the shares in the company four years later. In the autumn of 2021, the company was sold on to the Swedish listed technology group Lagercrantz Group. The company currently has eight employees and is headquartered in Bærum.