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Framo’s new CEO settles into role

March 28, 2019

Sameer Kalra has passed the helm of pumping system manufacturer Framo over to newly appointed CEO, Martijn Bergink.
The former CEO of Framo, Sameer Kalra,has officially handed responsibility for the business to Bergink, as Kalra moves across to parent company Alfa Laval as the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group Management.

As CEO of Framo and President of Business Unit Pumping Systems, Bergink will be based in Bergen, Norway. Formerly President of Business Unit Boiler and Gas System at Alfa Laval, he has held various positions within Alfa Laval since 1998. Educated as a chemical engineer, Bergink holds an McS degree in Chemistry.

On his appointment to the role, Bergink commented: “I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to lead Framo. Framo has a great customer centric culture, with a real focus on quality. I am looking forward to building on Framo’s success whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality products and service to our customers.”

Image caption: Newly appointed Framo CEO Martijn Bergink 

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Framo Contacts:
Geir Helgesen, MBA
Group Marketing and Communication Manager
t: +47 55 99 90 44               
m: +47 480 400 40

Susanne Risla Andersen
Marketing and Communication Coordinator
t: +47 55 99 90 78
m: + 47 40 24 74 97

About Framo AS
Framo is a pump manufacturer based in Bergen. The company was founded in 1938 and is now a worldwide organization with a presence on three continents. Today, the company has 1,250 employees and is a leading manufacturer of pumping systems used in the chemical tanker market and the offshore industry as well as for oil spill recovery. In 2014, Framo became part of Alfa Laval, an organization that has been pioneering solutions for the marine industry for more than 100 years. Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling. As part of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division, Framo is the organization’s competence centre for marine pumping systems.

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