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76MTRMarch 2012 Rapp Hydema Establishes Office in Stavangar Rapp Hydema, the winch and deckmachinery special- ist, are opening a new office in Stavanger. ?We are pleased to be pres- ent in Norway?s most expansive off- shore environment. This new establish- ment is both strategic and necessary to meet our customers? demands for serv- ice and support,? said Inge Henning Andersen, Managing Director of RH. Rapp Hydema has hired Runar Tunem to head the Offshore Sales Division in Stavanger, where he will be responsible for global sales and mar- keting. The company intends to grow in the offshore vendor market, ?so the new office is strategically important to us,? said Andersen. ?Stavanger is a central location, not just for theNorwegian market, but also so as to position the company relative to inter- national players. By moving closer to our customers, we are making sure that our growth aspirations in global offshore are attainable,? he said. ?Runar?s long track-record and gen- uine passion for the job mean we are delighted to have him on the team. This new office is an important step to meet customer demands for service and support, and a move they can look forward to,? said MD Inge Henning Andersen. Rapp Hydema AS is part of the Rapp Marine Group. Based in Bodø in Norway?s far north, the Group is renowned for its production and sales winches and deck machinery for the global market. Hydraulic and electric winches are key to the range, featuring computerized control systems. Runar Tunem MTR#2 (66-81):MTR Layouts 2/23/2012 4:02 PM Page 76

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