Magne Fure is taking on the role of managing director at AS Fiskevegn.
“We are pleased that Magne has accepted the job. He will also be responsible for Best Fishing Gear AS, Storvika AS and Flatraket Industribygg AS, as well as Fiskevegn’s part of Magistr Fiskevegn Group (MGF) in Latvia,” said chairman Hans Mustad.
He’s a local, brought up and still resident in nearby Selja, and has a career behind him at Equinor, starting as a chef in 2005, via catering leader and logistics leader on various oil rigs, and becoming head of the rig maintenance department on the Kvitebjørn oil rig in the North Sea.
Magne has also experience from project work in South Korea, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Like almost everyone in this district of Norway, he spent part of his youth working on longliners. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and administration and a master’s degree in public management.
“I’m really looking forward to taking on the job. It will be exciting to be part of further developing a local company with a strong brand name and long and impressive history. It will of course be a noticeable change to go from Equinor to Fiskevegn, of which I am very aware. I’ll get the chance to work with the entire value chain, from purchasing to sales, together with a strong management team,” Magne Fure said.
Fiskevegn has 45 staff and a turnover in 2020 of MNoK112. Fiskevegn and Best Fishing Gear have their head office and factory at Flatraket in Stad municipality. Fiskevegn has a sales department in Ålesund, a joint venture in Latvia with approximately 85 staff, as well as distributors in the USA/Canada and Australia/New Zealand.
Magne Fure will formally take over as Fiskevegn’s CEO on 1st December this year.