Ports America Group (Ports America) recently announced the appointment of Claus Michael Svendsen to the position of Chief Process Officer.

Svendsen, who joins Ports America as of May 1st, will report directly to President and CEO Michael Hassing and be responsible for activities and actions currently under the Program Office as well as defining, structuring, and further optimizing Ports America’s processes.

President/CEO Hassing said Svendsen’s appointment will further strengthen Ports America’s position in the marketplace through improved process performance, efficiency and enhanced focus towards customer experience and business growth.

Svendsen has more than 10 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has held various functional, operational, organizational restructuring and commercial leadership roles throughout Europe and Asia within Scandlines and A.P.Møller – Maersk, most recently as Scandlines CPO, Group senior vice president, where he was responsible for the turn-around of the company through Change Management Projects and restructuring of the organization and processes.