Goltens Worldwide Management Corp. announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer and new board members
Aug 14, 2014, Manasquan, NJ – Goltens Worldwide Management Corp. (GWMC) today announced the appointment of Roy Strand as Chief Operating Officer.
Strand has previously served as the Vice President of Operations in the Americas and Europe, and will continue to serve as the Advisory Board Chairman within the Goltens Worldwide group of companies. Prior to joining Goltens, Strand held various managerial and global executive positions in the professional services field, including at KPMG Consulting, Netegrity and Computer Associates. Strand’s professional and managerial career started as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, and he is a graduate of Cornell University.
Additionally, Goltens announced the appointment of Strand and Theodore Polin, the General Counsel of GWMC, to the Board of Directors of GWMC. Polin is a veteran corporate lawyer, having practiced in the New York office of the law firm Epstein, Becker and Green for more than 20 years and previously chairing the Corporate and Securities Law section of the International Lawyers Network. During his legal career, Polin has represented domestic and international clients, including Goltens, with respect to acquisitions, strategic partnerships, securities, and other transactional and operational matters. Polin began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant, previously working for KPMG LLP, and received his law degree from the New York University School of Law.
Mark Rutkowski, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of GWMC, stated, “The appointment of Roy Strand and Ted Polin to the Board of Directors adds two capable and proven business professionals who have already made significant contributions to Goltens’ development in the past. The Board relies heavily on their contributions and judgment as Goltens maintains its industry leading position in providing high quality, specialized repair services for the world’s merchant marine fleet, while also increasing our share in the other commercial markets in which we operate.”
Rutkowski further commented, “We are pleased to have Strand take on his expanded role as Chief Operating Officer, where his priorities remain ensuring a customer and quality focus while continuing to advance Goltens’ market diversification strategies. Strand, in close concert with other Goltens senior regional executives, has achieved measurable success and had a significant positive impact on the forward-looking direction of our business since joining Goltens in 2006. Similarly, Polin has developed meaningful insight into the Goltens’ business and the markets in which we operate through his involvement over the years as a legal and business advisor. The Board looks forward to Polin’s continued contributions and expanding role in operations, business development, and owner-related matters.”
Founded in New York and Oslo in the 1940s and today located in key markets throughout the world, the Goltens Worldwide group of companies is a leading provider of specialized repair, maintenance and reconditioning services and supplier of engineering components for the global shipping industry, offshore marine installations, industrial plants and power stations. For years, Goltens has been the most trusted provider for in-situ machining, diesel engine repair and maintenance and now ballast water treatment. Goltens is the only independent repair specialist to offer shipowners, managers and OEMs comprehensive worldwide service from over 25 locations in 15 countries across the globe, and serves over 3,000 clients each year. Located in the U.S., Goltens Worldwide Management Corp. provides various financial and administrative services to the Goltens Worldwide group of companies.
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