Trudy Schoolenberg (PhD) appointed Vice President, Global R&D in Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 16 August 2010 at 13:00 UTC+2

Ms Trudy Schoolenberg, PhD (Tech), 51, has been appointed Vice President, Global R&D in Wärtsilä Industrial Operations as of August 15, 2010. Ms Schoolenberg will be responsible for global Research and Development of the Wärtsilä products.
Ms Schoolenberg has a successful career in Shell in several leading positions with strategic, operational and technology experience since 1989. Most recently she held the position of General Manager, Strategy for Shell Chemicals in London, leading overall strategy and portfolio development. Previously she was Deputy Site Manager and Production Manager for Pernis Refinery, one of the biggest oil refineries in the world. During the years 1989-2003 she had managerial positions in various parts of Shell organisation in Operations, R&D and Technical Services. 
Ms Schoolenberg´s educational background combines B.Sc. in Industrial Design Engineering (Product Development) with M.Sc. (with honours) in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Physics.

”Strong R&D with focus on energy efficiency is the cornerstone of Wärtsilä´s technological leadership. I am happy and proud to welcome Trudy Schoolenberg to further develop our work, benefitting both the customer and the environment”, says Lars Hellberg, Group Vice President, Industrial Operations.

Further information:
Mr Lars Hellberg
Group Vice President, Industrial Operations
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 10 709 5280

Ms Trudy Schoolenberg
Vice President, Global R&D, Industrial Operations
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +31 416 388 985

Mr Atte Palomäki
Group Vice President, Communications & Branding
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 40 5476390

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Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2009, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion with more than 18,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.