Geir Bjørkeli

Geir Bjørkeli

Chief Executive Officer
Geir Bjørkeli brings 20 years experience in marine systems and executive positions with Huisman offshore construction equipment solutions, Ulstein ship designer and shipbuilder, and Rolls-Royce marine and merchant vessel divisions based in Korea and Japan. He is now based in Bergen, Norway. Geir is a mechanical engineer by training from Western Norway University of Applied Science, and holds an MBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance at BI Norwegian School of Management and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

Halvard Hauso

Halvard Hauso

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Halvard Hauso has been with Corvus since 2015 and has been instrumental in leading the company’s sales growth worldwide in both marine and land applications. Before joining Corvus, Halvard held senior management and technical roles at Rolls-Royce Marine, Ulstein and ABB in Norway and Singapore. He was a trained mechanical apprentice prior to completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and a Business Finance degree from BI Norwegian School of Management.
Mette Rokne Hanestad

Mette Rokne Hanestad

Chief Financial Officer
Mette Rokne Hanestad joined Corvus Energy October 1, 2018. Mette is coming from the position of finance manager at Avance Gas, a VLGC ship owning company. Prior to joining Avance Gas, she worked for nine years as an auditor at EY where she worked mainly with large Norwegian and international companies. Mette has a four-year degree (Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Master degree in Accounting and Auditing (MRR) from the BI Norwegian School of Management and is a State Authorized Public Accountant in Norway.

Ronald Hansen

Ronald Hansen

Executive Vice President, Service & Aftermarket
Ronald Hansen joined Corvus in 2016 and brings extensive project management and operational experience from his years in large offshore oil & gas and marine industry projects, fleet management, and marine engine maintenance. At Corvus, Ronald is responsible for all aspects of customer service, including project commissioning, training, professional services and systems support. Prior to joining Corvus, Ronald held senior project management roles with Aibel, Bergen Group, and Dowell Schlumberger, and has managed fleets of tankers, bulk and ro-ro vessels. Ronald is accredited in diesel mechanics and maritime engineering, and holds a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Sean Puchalski

Sean Puchalski

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Planning
Since joining Corvus in 2011, Sean Puchalski has been instrumental to the company’s growth and dominant market position in the energy storage industry. Over the years, he has shaped the strategy for Corvus’ product introductions and market development activities and has been significantly involved in fundraising efforts. Prior to joining Corvus, Sean served as VP Corporate Development and Subsidiary President of 4Refuel LP, an innovative fleet fuel efficiency company, leading to its sale to private equity in 2010. Early in his career, Sean worked in management consulting and venture capital. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Technology and an MBA in Strategy from the University of British Columbia and Duke University.

Gisle Frydenlund

Gisle Frydenlund

Executive Vice President & Project Director
Gisle Frydenlund will be responsible for establishing the Norwegian factory, along with the Company’s new ERP systems. Gisle joins from Beerenberg Corp., a service company in the oil & gas sector, where he served as EVP Major Projects & Added Services. Prior to joining Beerenberg he worked as Department Manager in Imenco and as Assistant Production Manager at Frank Mohn Fusa. Gisle holds a Masters in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger and a Bachelors in Production Technology from Bergen University College.
Richard Wing

Richard Wing

Executive Vice President, Engineering & Program Management
Richard Wing has extensive experience leading product development in the clean tech/alternative energy sector. Richard served in engineering management and OEM partnership roles at Westport Innovations, a recognized innovator in natural gas engines. While at Westport, Richard drove a commonality initiative across platforms, significantly reducing costs for new product development programs. Richard is passionate about helping technology companies achieve greater organizational effectiveness in bringing products and services to market, with shorter lead times and improved delivery accuracy. He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hertfordshire University in the UK.

Abbas Nouri Zenouz

Abbas Nouri Zenouz

QHSE Director
Abbas Nouri Zenouz is a seasoned professional in Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental management systems. He is responsible for maintaining and improving our ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and Health & Safety Management Systems equivalent to ISO 18001 standard, promoting continuous improvement and supply chain collaboration. He brings decades of experience in QMS development in the aerospace, automotive and communications industries in Canada, US, Europe, Asia and Middle East, including over 700 international supplier audits. Abbas holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AS9100 standards.