Marine engine service provider KPI OceanConnect has appointed industry expert Boris Gronenberg as managing director of the company’s Hamburg operations
This year KPI Bridge Oil formally acquired OceanConnect Marine to create KPI OceanConnect. The merged entity is one of the largest independent marine fuel service and solution providers in the world.
KPI OceanConnect chief executive Søren Høll said “We are delighted to welcome Boris Gronenberg on board. He is a great match for our group, bringing with him a huge amount of experience gained through a long and reputable career in the shipping and marine fuels industry. Boris is a well-known and trusted partner to German shipowners, operators and suppliers. He brings 25 years of expertise with him to our group and together with our considerable financial strength and global reach, we will be able to offer an unrivalled package of services to our business partners in Germany and elsewhere.”
Mr Gronenberg, commenting on his appointment, said “Joining KPI OceanConnect at this time is very exciting. The recent merger of KPI Bridge Oil and OceanConnect Marine has created one of the largest and most experienced independent marine fuels service and solutions providers in the world.”
“It is a very agile and dynamic organisation where each team member has the opportunity to play an important role in the future growth and direction of the company. My immediate priority as managing director is to set the right team for the Hamburg operations. In the longer term my ambition is to establish KPI OceanConnect as the preferred partner to German shipowners and provide a one-stop solution to all our business partners’ needs.”
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