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New top management at Blue Ocean Robotics

by Marco van der Hoeven

Blue Ocean Robotics has expanded its management by adding two expert profiles. The company’s new CEO, Janus Doré Pagh, has a solid background within industry and service. The former front person at the robotics company, Claus Risager, will fill a role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As the new CFO, the company welcomes: Carsten Gram Andersen.

During the pandemic, the world had its eyes opened to the benefits offered by service robots. Automated disinfection, mobile telepresence, effective rehabilitation and a healthy working environment are now relevant as ever before. The development is also reflected in the increased demand for Blue Ocean Robotics’ three types of service robots: UVD Robots, GoBe Robots and PTR Robots. Growth is now requiring a stronger management of the robotics company.

Claus Risager has taken the initiative to step out of the corner office. Janus Doré Pagh steps in as the new CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics. The company will also have a new CFO: Carsten Gram Andersen. The new management of Blue Ocean Robotics is then composed of the two founders, John Erland Østergaard (CTO) and Claus Risager (CSO), and the new CEO, Janus Doré Pagh.

Commercial activities

Janus Doré Pagh will use his commercial background within management positions, i.a. at Cobham SATCOM, Berendsen Group and Icopal Group, to ensure that the company will be equipped for the future, especially within its commercial activities.

The change will become effective on 1 March when the former CEO of the company is looking forward to filling his new role as the CSO. In the newly created position, he will especially focus on long-term, strategic options. Claus Risager will stay on the board of directors and in the management.

Danish robotics industry

Being passionate about robotics, Claus Risager has played a key role in the development of the Danish robotics industry since the late 80s. He helped develop the Danish robotics cluster that has since given rise to an industry with more than 300 robotics and automation companies. Since 2013, he has headed Blue Ocean Robotics that currently employs 225 employees.

Blue Ocean Robotics’ newly-appointed CFO, Carsten Gram Andersen, will also join the company on 1 March as the manager of the company’s finance department and IT department and will add more than 25 years of experience from his background including management positions at i.a. Glycom, Lundbeck and A.P. Møller – Mærsk.

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