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MacArtney Introduces New Managing Director for their Asia Pacific Operations

MacArtney announces a change at the top for their Singapore office, serving the APAC area.

Steen Frejo, the outgoing Managing Director of MacArtney's regional hub in Singapore, was responsible for proposing and setting up a local presence in the APAC area, concentrating on servicing the regional markets in 2013. 

The move was a success, and MacArtney now has well-established offices and 21 employees in Singapore, Australia and China with an expanding and loyal customer base.

He will be succeeded by Anthony Gleeson, former Regional VP Asia of Sonardyne.

MacArtney APC Steen Frejo Anthony Gleeson 2One of the pioneers

Steen is among the first MacArtney employees and joined on 2 May 1984 as employee no. 7. 

In his new position as Sales Director, he will be based at MacArtney headquarters in Denmark and be responsible for sales out of Denmark, including new distributor and regional operation start-ups. Steen gained a wealth of experience for his new role, building up business in the APAC area. 

"I wish to say a huge thanks to all the employees, partners and customers all over the Asia Pacific, helping and supporting MacArtney over the last eight years to also become a key player in the subsea industry in Asia. I am eternally in their debt", are the words of Steen Frejo upon announcing his move. He will start his new position on 1 January 2022. 

Experienced successor

Anthony Gleeson is taking over as Managing Director of MacArtney Asia Pacific on 1 November 2021. He joined Sonardyne in 2009 as Regional Sales Manager based in Singapore with previous experience in the subsea industry gained from Teledyne TSS. Anthony's brief at Sonardyne was to focus on China in particular, which was achieved with considerable success, rising to become Regional VP Asia. A position in which he and his team focused on oil & gas, defense and ocean science, with renewables becoming more and more prominent in recent years.

"I probably used a MacArtney connector on my very first day working offshore in the mid-90s. I believe there is a high degree of synergy in the subsea technology industry, and I look forward immensely to working at MacArtney, a truly progressive and innovative market leader", said Anthony upon being appointed Managing Director of MacArtney Asia Pacific.

MacArtney Group CCO Rasmus Frøkjær Bonde concludes: "We look forward to welcoming Steen back to Denmark, benefiting from his substantial knowledge and experience. His homecoming is considered a focal point in further pursuing global growth. At the same time, we are excited to continue to grow our Asia Pacific presence and market development with a strong profile as Anthony at the helm."

The MacArtney Group is a leading supplier of underwater technology products and system solutions to the renewable energy sector, oil & gas offshore operators, ROV, diving, survey contractors, ocean science institutes, and navies worldwide.

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