Tommy Hansen leaving Viking Thailand

Tommy Hansen, Managing Director of Viking Life Saving Equipment (Thailand) Ltd. has resigned from his position with Viking Thailand and the Danish Headquarters is currently looking for his successor.
      Tommy Hansen will remain in his current position until the end of October.
      “Having served Viking for more than 13 years, it is time for me to move on,” says Tommy Hansen.
     “I am currently looking for opportunities but nothing has been settled yet. My family and I are extremely happy living in Thailand and should the right prospect surface we would be very delighted to stay. Alternatively we may be heading for Denmark, which definitely would be a big challenge for all of us!”
     Tommy Hansen, who was in March 2005 elected new Board Member for Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce, came to Thailand in 2002 to establish Viking’s new factory in Laemchabang on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Prior to this, he had been Technical Director at Viking’s Asian Centre in Singapore and before this the Managing Director of the company’s factory in Batam, Indonesia since the factory was established.
     “It has been a privilege for me to have had the opportunity of establishing Viking’s production facilities in Thailand,” he adds.
     “Today the plant is running smoothly and efficiently with a dedicated staff, and I am convinced Viking Thailand will become very successful in the years to come.”
      In searching for Tommy Hansen’s successor, Viking Life-Saving Equipment explains, that the factory in Thailand is the largest production facility in the Group, employing 300 people, including 30 office staff. The company is in a transition period with new production lines under implementation.
     The new MD will refer to directly to the Technical Director Claus Omann of the Group who is also the chairman of the board in Viking Thailand.

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