Elop has appointed Kjersti Kanne as its new CEO

Elop, a tech company within the NDT and inspection industry, has appointed Kjersti Kanne as its new CEO. Kjersti succeeds the founder Terje Melandsø who will continue as a member of the board and advisor to the organisation.

Kjersti Kanne

Kjersti Kanne, CEO

The company has developed a unique and patented rolling ultrasound scanner, which enables a survey of concrete constructions. Elop was established in 2013 on the basis that their expertise and capabilities could solve customer challenges where no solution or answer existed. The technology reveals structure and defects in concrete. It offers quick insights to help customers make the right decisions to ensure safe and sustainable operations - from a commercial, social and environmental perspective. 

The original idea has been productised through several years of research and development efforts. “There is a huge demand for effective concrete inspection solutions. Optimised maintenance and extension of life of service instead of demolishing and rebuilding brings significant savings and minimises environmental impacts. Elop has developed a fantastic product. The company has been committed to finding the right person to increase momentum now that the concrete scanner being launched globally. Kjersti Kanne’s operational and industrial experience, developed over the course of a global career, is an excellent mix for our next CEO. I'm looking forward to working closely with her and her leadership team to build upon the current strategy to drive Elop to the company’s full potential,” chairman Øivind Horpestad says.

Kanne brings to Elop extensive leadership experience and a proven track record of technology and business development, scaling of global engineering and technology organisations, and transformational growth. She has more than 25 years of experience from companies such as ABB, GE and Baker Hughes. She says, “I am proud and excited to join Elop. Our company has amazingly talented and passionate employees, intellectual property and innovative solutions that are unsurpassed and with huge potential, and we have audacious goals. I strongly believe we are well-positioned to provide value-adding solutions to customers and stakeholders and contribute to a sustainable future. I am honored and look forward to leading this company through this exciting next phase of growth.”