Stamatis Achillas, Head of Product Management Low-Speed Turbocharging, ABB Turbo Systems AG
Stamatis Achillas joined ABB Turbocharging in 2017 as Head of Product Management for turbochargers on two-stroke marine applications. He has over 15 years of experience within the marine industry in different roles, ranging from design and development engineer to senior project manager. Before joining ABB, he was responsible for the development of state-of-the-art two-stroke and four-stroke marine diesel and dual-fuel engines at WinGD and AVL List.
Stamatis came from a seafaring family and began his career following his father’s footsteps by sailing as an engineer onboard tanker vessels. He holds degrees in Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, Greece and in Mechanical & Marine Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University, UK.”
Jesper Arvidsson, Superintendent Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions
Jesper Arvidsson is a Marine Engineer who joined MAN Diesel and Turbo in 1988.
Prior to employment at MDT he was a sea-going Marine Engineer with experiences in a variety of different vessels such as container ships, gas and oil tankers.
Employed at MAN Diesel 1988 as a Technical Sales Manager for Two Stroke parts (Germany).
Transferred 1992 to the Operation department as Superintendent Engineer.
Specialized test- and commissioning engineer of new engines on factory test beds and commissioning and testing of engines on ship yards world-wide including ship sea trials and delivery tests.
Stationed for shorter or longer periods at various MDT locations, mainly USA.
Since 2005 specialized Engineer on abatement and reduction technologies for two stroke engines including SOx, NOx and PM reduction techs and combination plants as well as emission measurements and certification.
Vast experience in on-board testing of abatement techs.
Involved from MDT side in development, installation and certification of the first commercial scrubber plants for shipping and many more plants since then.
Holds MAN Diesel seat in EGCSA (Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association).
Julien Bec, Vice President Fuel Division, GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz)
Julien Bec is graduated in 1999 from Ecole Centrale Paris with a Double Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics. He has started its career as Engine Engineer during 8 years, followed by another 8 years among one of the leading Oil & Gas OEM setting up new partnerships and new production facilities around the world.
He joined Gaztransport & Technigaz in 2015 as Key Account Manager for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Industries. In November 2016 he was appointed Vice-President for the LNG as Marine Fuel Directorate.
Spyros Flessas, Regional Sales Manager – Service Operations Supervisor, Alfa Laval
Spyros Flessas, born in 1985 in Piraeus, completed his studies in NTUA (thesis on LNG) and MSc from University of Southampton, works with Alfa Laval for the past 6years. In the past, he worked as Inspecting Engineer in Ship repairs for 2 years, worked as Sales Engineer for Marine ancillary equipment technical sales (ropes, wire ropes etc) and participated in NB project in China and junior engineer. Within Alfa Laval holds the position of Regional Sales Manager and Service Operation Supervisor, when on the same time has been trained in Sweden regarding the 2020 0,5% Sulphur Fuels and Alfa Laval’s proposals and recommendations about their handling. Day to day business in Alfa Laval includes customer relations, technical troubleshooting, Project Management and Engineering, Service Engineers’ coordination and training, International Marine Service Supervising.
Haris Giantzikis,Technical Manager, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd
Charalampos (Haris) Giantzikisholds a High National Diploma (HND) in naval architecture, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from City University of New York.
He launched his career in 1979 as assistant superintendent engineer at A. Halcoussis.He worked as superintendent engineer at Tsakos Shipping, Piraeus (1987-1991) and as senior superintendent engineer at Seven Seas Maritime in London (1991-2001). He was fleet manager at Marmaras Navigation (2001-2002) and technical manager at Tsakos Shipping (2002-2005).From 2005 to date he holds the position of technical manager at Arcadia Shipmanagement.
He is member of ABS European Technical Committee, Bureau Veritas Hellenic Marine Technical Committee, DNV GL Greek Technical Committee, Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee, Class NK Greek Technical Committee and is a member of the MARTECMA council.
Christos C. Hadjigeorgiou, Managing Director, Almi Marine Management SA
Christos Hadjigeorgiou is the Managing Director of Almi Marine Management SA, since 2014.
He holds an M.Sc and B.Sc in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from The University of Glasgow.
He worked in Ship Building and Repair Shipyards and Ship management Companies before joining Almi Marine in 1998 as the Technical Manager
He is a member of ClassNK and Lloyd’s Register Greek Technical Committees.
Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Managing Director, Maran Gas Maritime Inc; Chairman, MARTECMA
Stavros Hatzigrigorisis the current Managing Director of Maran Gas Maritime Inc., a position which he has held since 2003. For the years 1992 to 2012 he held the position of Managing Director of Maran Tankers Management Inc. Stavros joined Anangel Shipping Enterprises S.A. in 1981 as a Superintendent Engineer.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from University College London, an M.Sc. degree in Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and has studied Management of Ship Operations in the University of Strathclyde.
He is Chairman of MARTECMA, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and has served as one of the SNAME International Vice Presidents. He is a member of the ABS Technical Committee, the Chairman of the DNV-GL Technical Committee and a member of the Greek Technical Committees of LRS, KR and CCS.
Dimitrios A. Heliotis, Chief Operating Officer & Technical Director, Target Marine SA
Dimitrios A. Heliotis, is the COO and Technical Director of Piraeus-based Target Group comprising Target Marine SA and Horizon Tankers Limited SA, a position he has held since April 2014.
He joined Target in 1999 as fleet manager and new building project manager and between then and becoming group technical director in 2005 he was responsible for projects in South Korea’s Hyundai HI, STX, SPP, Samsung HI, Sungdong, Onomichi and Tsuneishi in Japan as well as Sinopacific Shipbuilding in China.
On obtaining an MSc in Air Transport Engineering and Management at Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) to go with a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hull, (UK) he initially worked as an independent consultant and surveyor.
In 1993 he joined Elkco Marine Consultants, before joining marine consulting firm Marinecare Ltd and, from 1996 to joining Target, he was a superintendent engineer for Navitas Co S.A a bulk carrier operator.
Memberships include: UK Engineering Council, Chartered Engineer; Royal Institute of Naval Architects; Technical Chamber of Greece; Hellenic Technical Committees of LR, ABS and NK; is the Vice President of MARTECMA, Vice Chairman of Intertanko’s Safety, Technical and Environmental committee (ISTEC), an Hellenic member of BIMCO Marine Committee and a member of the Marshal Islands Quality Council (MIQC) and the Blue Water Vessel Advisory Group (BWVAG).
Frode Helland-Evebø, Vice President Global Sales, Pacific Green Marine Technologies
Frode Helland-Evebø holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Power Engineering and Industrial Marketing.
He has since 1994 held different positions within international sales and business management / development in companies like Clean Marine, Honeywell, Consilium, Zenitel and the Scana group. Frode joined Pacific Green Marine Technologies in 2019 as Vice President Global Sales and is heading the Oslo office. His main task is develop the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System business for their ENVI-Marine product.
Frode was until April this year a Board Member in the Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME), an organisation fully owned by its member companies; comprising around 100 Norwegian suppliers and manufacturers of high quality products and services to ship owners and shipyards worldwide, with agents in more than 130 countries.
Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions
Michael Jeppesen obtained a Master of Business degree in August 2017, “The Blue MBA” within Shipping & Logistics from Copenhagen Business School. Further, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering obtained from Copenhagen Teknikum University in 1989.
• Joined MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Promotion & Customer Support Department in July 2010 and was appointed Promotion Manager. Presently responsible for Greece, Croatia Cyprus and Israel.
• Manager for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Maintenance Tools Department 2005-2010.
• Section manager for MAN Diesel's Two Stroke PrimeServ Diesel, Technical Service Department 2003-2005.
• Project manager for BWSC, dealing with diesel power plants for Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor 2001-2003.
• Superintendent engineer for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Operation Department, specialist within cylinder condition 1991-2001.
• Project engineer for MAN Diesel's Two Stroke Installation Department 1989-1991.
Lefteris Karaminas, Manager, Advisory Services, ABS
Lefteris Karaminas is known in Greek Shipping, with experience of over 30 years in management, operations, business levels. His lifework consists of Research & Development, Rule Development, Benchmarking, Tools, SME on Resistance & Propulsion, Model Tests, Propeller Cavitation, Ship Fuel Efficient Operations and Performance, Econometer, RPM Optimizer, Speed Optimization, Optimum Voyage Planning. Lefteris continues to be an active member of various scientific committees and projects on vessel performance and energy efficiency technologies.
Searafeim Katsikas, CTO, METIS Cyberspace Technology SA
Serafeim Katsikas, Co-Founder and CTO at METIS Cyberspace Technology SA., is a senior electrical engineer with more than 18 years involvement in the design and development of electronic and software products in various technological fields like medical, space, defense and automation. He has played a key role in more than 30 collaborative research programs and has been BoD member in several technical associations. He has significant expertise on wireless smart devices networks while during the last eight years he was focused on developing systems and methodologies to apply new technologies like Big Data Analytics, IoT, Environmental Protection and Green Energy in the field of Maritime and Waterborne transportation.
John Kokarakis, Technology & Business Development Director HBSA Zone, Bureau Veritas
Dr Kokarakis a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Masters degrees in Naval Architecture (1983) and Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan.
He worked for over ten years as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide. His specialization was in the area of technical investigation of marine accidents. In his capacity as a forensic engineer he participated in the technical investigation of the Exxon Valdez grounding, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the drillship Sea-Crest capsize, the Piper Alpha fire and explosion, the Aleutian Enterprise foundering in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety.
The last twenty years he works in Greece, in the area of classification. He is today the Technical Director of Bureau Veritas in the Hellenic and Black Sea & Zone, responsible for the smooth technical operation in the Zone as well as in the harmonic cooperation with the BV offices worldwide to the benefit of the BV clients.
He is a member of SNAME since 1976 and a Fellow of the Society. He served in various capacities, being currently the Chairman of the Greek Section since 2014.
Panos Kourkountis, Technical Director, Sea Traders SA
Panos Kourkountis is the Technical Director of Sea Traders SA. He studied Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. Since 1994 he worked as Superintendent, Site manager of new building projects, Technical Manager and Technical Director of Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd. In January 2018 he joined Procopiou Group of companies as Technical Director of Sea Traders SA.
He is a member of Hellenic Technical Chamber (TEE), ABS Europe Technical Committee, Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee, DNV Greek Technical Committee, RINA Technical Committee, Marine Technical Managers Association (MAR.TEC.MA), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers SNAME, Naval Architects Association of Greece, Mechanical Engineers’ Association of Greece, Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (ELINT).
Takis Koutris, Managing Director, Roxana Shipping SA; Kristen Marine SA
Takis Koutris, Naval Architect & Marine and Mechanical Engineer M.Sc, was born in 1957 in Athens. In October 1980 he graduated from National Technical University of Athens, where he studied Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.
After his graduation he was employed in Alfa Laval (1983-1984) and then in Avin International SA (1984-2000) and Athenian Tankers (2000-2001). Since then he is Managing Director in Kristen Marine SA – Roxana Shipping SA.
Albert Leyson, Marketing Director, Energy Management and Engineered Products & Services, Drew Marine
Maritime executive with over twenty-five years experience all revolving around marine fuel. Fulfilled various roles including technical operations, IT, systems analyst, product management, EH&S, and marketing.
• 2006 – present (13+ years): Drew Marine - Marketing Director of Energy Management and Engineered Products & Services
• 1994 – 2005 (12 years): VPS (formerly DNV Petroleum Services Inc.) - Technical Advisor
• MSci in Information Systems Management: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
• BSci in Marine Engineering: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York
• Memberships: CIMAC U.S.A. National Member Association, Connecticut Maritime Association.
Sotiris Meklis, Regional Manager Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, Chevron Marine Lubricants
A managerial professional with extensive experience in both the technical and commercial aspects of marine lubricants. Sotiris began his career on the petroleum exploration side, progressing to leadership roles within marine lubricants before becoming Regional Manager at Chevron Marine Lubricants in 2014. Trained in Petroleum Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, he holds an MBA degree from University of Indianapolis, USA.
Itsuro Mita, Marine Project Manager, Fuji Electric Co Ltd
• Marine Project Manager assigned since October 2017
• Deputy General Manager of Instrumentation Division from October 2016 to September 2017
• Vice President of Fuji Electric France SAS which is European HQ of Fuji’s Industry Automation Division from October 2006 to September 2016
• Sales Manager of European region from April 2004 to September 2006
• Sales Manager of East & South Asian region from April 1996 to March 2004
• Assistant Sales Manager of Far East and South East Asia from April 1990 to March 1996
• Sales engineer for international Division from April 1986 to March 1990
Since graduating the university, I’ve been working for Fuji Electric for last 33 years.
I am very proud as one of Fuji Electric members to attend Greener Shipping Summit 2019. I have been in charge of many products and systems for various industrial fields in Fuji Electric until now, such as instruments, PLC, Drive & Control System, Energy Management System for iron and steel plant, cement plant and so on. Since 2 years ago, I’ve been doing my best to contribute marine industry with SAVEBLUE EGCS.
Panos Mitrou, Global Gas Segment Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Panos Mitrou has been with LR for more than 14 years and currently holds the position of Global Gas Segment Manager, based in Piraeus.
He primarily focuses on areas like the seaborne gas supply chain and Gas Ships, LNG and other gas as fuel, as well as gas floating solutions, leading the delivery of an enhanced service portfolio to the shipping community. He has held commercial and technology positions since 2012 and has been deeply involved in the setup and materialization of several funded projects related to alternative fuels and innovation in the maritime sector. Since 2013, he has initiated Poseidon Med, a key cross-border European project, introducing LNG bunkering in Easter Mediterranean marine transportation.
During his seven year service with Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Technical Support Office, he has dealt with series of statutory and other reviews, ranging from BWM to MARPOL and the IBC and IGC Codes. In this context he has supported and lead the implementation of several pieces of new legislation. Since 2007 he has represented Lloyd’s Register in a number of international forums, conferences and projects.
Panos holds a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Diploma from NTUA and an MBA in Shipping from ALBA Business School. He is currently a PhD candidate in Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, at University of Strathclyde with focus on optimizing the shipping decarbonization pathway.
Dimitris Patrikios, CEO, Kyklades Maritime Corporation
In 2019 he is assigned the position of CEO at Kyklades Maritime Corporation (Alafouzos Group).
From 1988 till end of 2018 he worked in the Shipping sector of the Onassis Group.
He was born and raised in Athens. He is a graduate of Lycee Leonin High School and holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Athens, a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus.
He completed his post-graduate studies in London; he earned a MSc in Management Science from the Imperial College.
Member of INTERTANKO ExCom, DNV GL, BV, NK and KR Greek Committee. Fellow Member of ICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) and Vice President of Propeller Club of Piraeus.
Dr Alessandro Pescetto, Marine Digital and Innovation Director, RINA Services SpA
Born in 1971, he obtained the laurea degree in Electronic Engineer in 1996 and PhD in Electronic Engineering and Information Science in 2001.
From 2001 to 2013 he worked at CETENA, the research centre of FINCANTIERI Shipyard. He left CETENA as Head of Monitoring System Business Unit with the responsability to deliver to customers monitoring systems on board for safety, energy efficiency and condition based maintenance.
In 2013 he joined RINA Services in the Marine Business Solutions and developed a brand new an Performance Management tool installed on several ships that provides unique big data advantage to fleet management.
He has also attended "EU MRV Monitoring Subgroup" and "Air Emissions from Ships Group" in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum as IACS member.
He is currently Marine Digital and Innovation Director in RINA Services in charge for the development of marine digital services on RINA CUBE platform.
George Procopiou, Founder, Sea Traders SA; Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd; Dynagas Ltd
Mr George Procopiou is the founder of Sea Traders SA, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd, and Dynagas Ltd.
• Holding a degree in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Mr Procopiou has managed over the years a shipping fleet in excess of 500 vessels since first entering the shipping business in 1971 by purchasing one third of avessel.
• Since 2002, he has built more than 120 vessels at shipyards in Japan, South Korea and China.
• In 2005 Dynacom was awarded Tanker Company of the Year award by Lloyd’sList.
• In2012 Dynagas made history, when thecompany’s LNG carrier OB RIVER became the world's first LNG Carrier to transit and carry a cargo through the Northern Sea Route.
• In 2013 Mr Procopiou was named Greek Shipping Personality of the Year by Lloyd’s List.
• In 2015 Dynagas received Statoil’s Working Safely With Suppliers operator award for safety performance above industry standards.
• In June 2017 Mr Procopiou was presented with Seatrade’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
• Mr Procopiou has served as Chairman of the North of England P&I Association and is currently Chairman of the Greek committee of Bureau Veritas, Chairman of CCS Mediterranean Committee, as well as a member of the Greekcommittees of DNV GL, Lloyd’s Register and ABS.
Nikos Simatos, Account Manager Deepsea Sales Dpt, Furuno Hellas SA
Nikos Simatos has graduated from Piraeus University of Applied Sciences as Electronics Engineer focused on Industrial Systems.
Started carrier in maritime sector 12-years ago when joined Radio Holland Greece S.A as projects engineer, preparing complete technical proposals-documentations for retrofit & NB projects of navigation and communication systems of various electronics manufacturers. Grasping experience from numerous projects, moved to Furuno Hellas S.A in 2010 as sales engineer, aiming to assist the company’s growth & increase the market share, by providing the best pre & after sales support to the Greek shipping companies, together with whole Team. In 2012 proposed and established the projects dpt, as Sales & Projects Dpt Supervisor, streamlining the processes and be ready for the big demand of new carriage requirements ahead . Now this infrastructure is assisting our R&D dpt for the new innovative solutions which we believe shall be adopted by our respected customers.
Today I hold the position of Account Manager DEEPSEA being responsible also for other market segments such as Environmental (Weather meteorological monitoring systems using Radar), Coastal Monitoring, & Navigational equipment training (simulators)
Bill Stamatopoulos, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuel
Bill Stamatopoulos holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA with specialization in Total Quality Management from the University of Leicester.
He joined Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in 1991 and in 2010 Bill became the Regional Manager of DNV Petroleum Services for Europe, responsible for sales, lab operations, technical, surveys and consultancy.
Since 2004 he is appointed at the Hellenic Organization for Standardization, Committee 66 for Petroleum Products, by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.
Bill is a co-Author of 'MarineFuels', a specialized book in shipping, published in June 2008 and the main author of the new edition published in 2018.
During the last 15 years, Bill has given several presentations and training courses on all fuel- related issues and has also been involved in major bunker claims as a fuel expert.
From October 1st, 2015, Bill joined Bureau Veritas as Business Development Manager for the newly established department of VeriFuel - Marine Fuel Services.
George Teriakidis, Area Manager, East Mediterranean & Black Sea, DNV GL
George Teriakidis is a naval architect and currently holds the position of Regional Business Development Manager in DNV GL Greece.
He studied in the university of Newcastle Upon Tyne in UK, naval architecture (B.Eng.) and continued his studies with a master degree (M.Sc.) on Ship Production Technology in the university of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.
Upon completing his studies he started working for the classification society DNV as a trainee surveyor in Dubai, U.A.E.. Till 2008 he became a senior surveyor and got specialised in the surveys of various ship types. He also became responsible for the CAP service in Middle East and India as well as a deputy manager for the DNV Maritime Service Centre of Dubai. During August 2008 he moved to Greece and started dealing with business development and customer service management for shipping as well as oil & gas. Since the merger of DNV and GL (2013) he has been working as the Regional Business Development Manager, responsible for the region of East Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Sea. In June 2019 he was appointed Area Manager, East Mediterranean & Black Sea. He has delivered various presentations and participated in various conferences.
He is married and has one daughter. Beyond his family, he loves music, movies and photography.
Dimitris Theodossiou, Managing Director, Danaos Management Consultants SA
Dimitris Theodossiou is the co-founder and the managing director of Danaos Management Consultants S.A. Dimitris graduated as Naval Architect and Marine Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering (with distinction) from the University of London. Post graduate studies in Computer Science and Industrial Marketing. Dimitris’ experience is in the development of systems to support ship management and streamline commercial operations in the areas of fleet performance and statutory compliance.
Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Officer, Oceanking Technical & Trading SA
Panos Theodossopoulos has worked for the past 5 years in the area of digitalization for the maritime sector, in both technical and commercial aspects. With more than 25 years of management experience, he has held several leadership positions in Sales, Business Development, Services and Marketing, in the ICT sector, both in Greece and abroad. He has served as Director of Public Sector Sales and Director of Technology at Microsoft Hellas, where he worked for eight years and, more recently, he was the CEO of Propulsion Analytics for more than 4 years, where he was also the Co-Founder. He holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.