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Mantel takes LR commercial mantle in North Europe

Appointment of seasoned industry expert to boost digital capability in North Europe region.  

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Peter Mantel as Commercial Manager for North Europe, commencing on 1 December 2020. Working out of Rotterdam, Mantel will be responsible for maintaining client relationships, driving sales performance, and leading marketing activities within North Europe.

Mantel brings a wealth of digital expertise within the maritime sector holding positions such as Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Director, Executive Board Member and Shareholder at Transas Marine (now part of Wärtsilä). During his 20-year career at Transas, Mantel led the transformation of traditional paper navigation to electronic charting and ECDIS solutions. At BMT and Prisma, Mantel improved operational efficiency and asset management by developing and introducing high fidelity data acquisition technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytical solutions.

Commenting on the new appointment, Markus Buesig, LR’s President M&O North Europe, said:  “As the industry moves towards a digitalised future, it’s important we have the right people and expertise in place to support our clients through this journey, particularly as demand increases for environmental sustainability but also commercial efficiency. Peter is highly skilled in digital solutions, specifically in maritime, so I am convinced his appointment will offer a fresh outlook when it comes to embracing technology, helping customers capitalise on opportunities for sailing fleets and new building projects.”

Peter Mantel, LR’s new commercial manager for North Europe, said “The marine and offshore landscape is changing as we move towards the digital revolution. Transforming existing solutions, systems and processes through innovative technology has been central to my maritime career, and I am excited to join Lloyd’s Register and continue this work with a world-renowned team of industry experts to support clients explore new opportunities and embrace this monumental change.”