WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ named Torsten Buessow as director of its Transas business, a provider of advanced technological solutions for the maritime industry, including fleet operations solutions, digital data and charts.
He will report to Joonas Makkonen, vice president of Voyage Solutions at WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤.
Torsten joins WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ from the classification society, DNV GL where he worked for more than a decade, first as a vice president of the companyâ€™s Maritime Software Business Unit, and then as a VP of Fleet Performance Management, its Maritime Digital Business Unit. Torsten earlier spent almost 10 years at Capgemini, a global management and IT consulting company, working mainly with logistics and transportation sector clients.
His expertise in maritime software, fleet operations, and post-merger integrations will be extremely valuable in delivering on WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤â€™s Smart Marine vision, and creating a truly modern, connected ecosystem for the future of maritime operations.
Transas became part of WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ in May 2018. Transas also offers professional simulation and training as well as ship traffic control solutions.