Ocean Sun AS is pleased to welcome Ivar Blekastad as its new Chief Operating Office (COO) starting 3rd of October 2022. 

Mr. Blekastad has more than 15 years of experience from the PV industry and in-depth knowledge of the entire value chain. He has spent the last 10 years of his career at Norwegian Crystals, serving in a variety of roles including COO, CCO and CPO. Before that, Blekastad worked for four years at Rec Solar as a VP of Operations and seven years at Hydro as a plant manager. Mr Blekastad holds an MSc in Reliability and Risk Analysis from the University of Stavanger.

“Ivar’s extensive expertise of the solar PV industry together with long experience of product development and leading R&D teams is a great addition to our company. I have worked with Ivar in REC and I am certain he will contribute on our continuing scale-up journey.” says Børge Bjørneklett, Founder and CEO.

“I am truly excited to join the Ocean Sun team. With my extensive experience from the PV value chain, I will do my outmost to support the growth of Ocean Sun. I look forward to being a part of Ocean Sun’s journey to become a global leader in the floating solar market.” says Ivar Blekastad.

Ocean Sun’s current COO, Nenad Keseric, will leave the company at the end of September.