News articles 02.03.2020

New Managing Director for Aidon Norway

Hermund Slaatsveen has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Aidon Norway. He succeeds Thor-Erik Næss who has decided to retire after 10 years at Aidon. Hermund joined Aidon in 2015 to work as project manager for the largest Norwegian projects. Most recently he was also heading the corporate project management office of Aidon.

– We have finished all the big rollouts, totally 1.7 million smart meters in Norway and are now entering a new phase, where Aidon together with its customers shall utilise the potential the AMM technology represents. The technology shift towards cloud and microservices that has taken place since the original contracts were signed in 2014, opens for new, more agile solutions and will be utilised in its full. That excites me and makes this position very interesting, says Hermund.

– We have established a very competent local team to support our Norwegian customers. Backed up by our mother organisation in Finland with innovative products and solutions, the base is definitely there for making a difference in the market in the years to come, he concludes.

Thor-Erik will hand over the position to Hermund with pleasure and confidence.

– The time in Aidon has been an exciting journey with plenty of challenges and great results. Exceeding our target and reaching  54% share of the AMM market in Norway was absolutely fantastic! In addition to good solutions and price level, our success is based on the broad and deep expertise in AMM and smart grids both in the Norwegian and the global team.

– I’m happy to pass on the baton to Hermund whom I know for a long time, since we were colleagues already in another company before Aidon. It feels weird to retire after a long working life, but at the same time I look forward to hunting, fishing, hiking in the mountains and spending time with grandchildren. I’m going to work at Aidon until April and still have a little more time to get used to the idea of starting a new, exciting phase in life, Thor-Erik says.