LYNGBY, Denmark — Hempel announced that Alexander Enström has joined the coatings manufacturer to lead its new global marine organization. As Hempel Vice President and Head of Marine, Enström will be a member of the company’s Operational Management Board, responsible for its marine business. With a strategic ambition to double revenue by 2025, Hempel is keen to build on its leadership position in the marine segment. The company is now adjusting its marine organization to ensure it can better serve global marine customers with the full range of coatings and services. 

Hempel CEO Lars Petersson said, “At Hempel, we want to create long-term partnerships with our customers in order to support their needs and sustainability journeys. Marine customers are becoming more global. Our new marine organization mirrors this, enabling us to better meet and respond to our customers’ global requirements.”

Petersson continued, “I’m extremely pleased that we succeeded in attracting Alexander Enström to our team. He is a proven global leader with a deep understanding of marine customer needs. He will add leadership and experience to our marine team and will play an important part in helping us reach our target of becoming the leader in the marine segment."

Enström commented, “I’m very excited about joining Hempel and to be part of making us the market leader in marine coatings and doubling the business by 2025. The new marine structure enables us to increase the value we deliver to our customers around the world – in terms of both solutions and services. Hempel already has a strong technology platform and setup. We want to build on this, one step at a time, and become the trusted partner to our customers by helping them achieve efficiency and sustainability targets in their day-to-day operations. Hempel is a great company with a strong purpose and a unique culture.”

Enström has more than 14 years of experience in the coatings industry. He brings specialist skills to Hempel’s team, as well as knowledge of marine coatings and the marine industry.