Net coatings maker bolsters R&D department with addition of Emiliano Pinori

Editorial Staff

Anti-fouling and coating products supplier Steen-Hansen has announced the appointment of Emiliano Pinori, aged 51, as the head of its development department.

Pinori, an Italian national, holds a PhD in chemistry and molecular biology from Gothenburg University. He has previously led several research projects for Sweden’s RISE research institute, focusing on materials for the marine sector.

Ulrik Ulriksen, the managing director of Steen-Hansen Group, expressed pride in recruiting Pinori, highlighting his unique experience and valuable network.

“We aim to achieve our ambitious goals for sustainability and development for customers who have increasingly higher demands for the environment, animal welfare, and quality. Being able to recruit from the top shelf within research environments gives us the competence and drive we need to create good solutions for the future,” said Ulriksen.

As head of the development department, Pinori will be responsible for advancing the company’s research and development initiatives. He expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with the Steen-Hansen team in Norway and Chile.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Steen-Hansen team, both in Norway and Chile,” said Pinori.

“My first encounter with the company was back in 2014, while I was working on the LEAF project (Low Emission Antifouling). This led to a long collaboration where myself and RISE engaged in several of Steen-Hansen’s projects, both as a problem solver and innovation partner.”

Steen-Hansen specializes in impregnation and coating for aquaculture nets. The company, with over 30 employees and a subsidiary in Chile, produces around 7 million liters of paint annually.


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