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30.08.2016

New managers at HB Grandi

Modification have been made in the management structure of HB Grandi hf. The modifications affect the organisational position of Quality Management and new roles are introduced in the Groundfish and Marketing Departments. No changes are made to the senior management.

The position of Head of Quality Management is transferred from the Marketing Department to the CEO´s Office. Erlendur Stefánsson, who heads quality management at HB Grandi, will now operate directly under CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson. The Quality Managers at Reykjavik and Akranes that report to him, Bergur Einarsson and Axel Eyfjörð Friðriksson respectively, will also operate under the CEO’s Office.

Erlendur Stefánsson has been the Head of Quality Management of HB Grandi since 2014.

Karl Már Einarsson assumes a new position of Assistant Director of the Groundfish Department, the largest department within HB Grandi in terms of personnel, with a staff of 600. Karl Már has been the Fleet Manager of HB Grandi’s freezer vessels for the past two years.




Loftur Bjarni Gíslason succeeds Karl Már as the Fleet Manager of HB Grandi’s freezer vessels. Since 2013, Loftur Bjarni has worked as the Fleet Manager of HB Grandi’s wetfish trawlers, and he has worked for the department since 2006.




Birkir Hrannar Hjálmarsson succeeds Loftur Bjarni as the Fleet Manager of HB Grandi’s wetfish trawlers.
Birkir began working for HB Grandi in 2004 within the fleet management operations, and for the past 3 years, he has been the Production Manager at the Norðurgarður processing facility in Reykjavík.




Gísli Kristjánsson succeeds Birkir as Production Manager at the Norðurgarður plant in Reykjavík. Gísli has worked as a Project Manager in the Groundfish Department of HB Grandi since the autumn of 2013 and has been engaged in special projects.





Sólveig Arna Jóhannesdóttir has been appointed Marketing Manager of Groundfish Products, a new position in the Marketing Department. Sólveig began working for HB Grandi in 2005 as marketing representative, and since 2006, she has been Sales Manager for Fresh products.




Jón Helgason has been appointed Marketing Manager for Pelagic Products, a new position in the Marketing Department. Jón worked for Haraldur Böðvarsson since 1991 as Production Manager and before that, as Production Manager of Heimaskagi from 1983. He became Sales Manager for Pelagic Products at HB Grandi in 2005.



Sindri Már Atlason will become Sales Manager for Fresh Products. Sindri has worked as Sales Representative in the Marketing Department of HB Grandi since 2014, and before that, he worked for Vignir G. Jónsson.





Arthur Karlsson will begin as Sales Representative for Frozen and Fresh Products in August 2016. Arthur has worked as Team Foreman in off-loading at Norðurgarður since 2009.




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