Representatives from Avinor will share best practices of snow removal, equipment usage, staffing and their new autonomous snow removal project. Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 45 state-owned airports. Twelve of the airports are operated in cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces. In addition to the airports, Avinor operates control towers, control centers and other technical infrastructure for safe air navigation.
Henning Bråtebæk, Director Airport Operations, Avinor
Henning joined Avinor in November 2008 as the Director of Airport Services. The role included responsibility for Fire & Rescue, planning of Airside capacity, Airside summer and winter maintenance, purchasing of goods and services and Airport Patrol.
In 2015, the Technical Division spilt into two divisions - Terminal Operation and Airside Operation. Henning was appointed Director of Airside Operation where his previous responsibilities for all building and terminal maintenance, electro technical, flight navigation systems and wastewater management was fused with this new director position.
Henning brought 15 year of experience working for The Norwegian National Rail Administration and has held several leading position in operations, maintenance, building projects and facility management.
A graduate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Henning earned a B.S. in Structural Engineering and an M.S. in Civil Engineering.
Runar Stalsberg, Chief Procurement Officer, Avinor
Runar joined Avinor as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in October 2016. In this capacity, Runar oversees the centralized group procurement, to include 45 airports and ATC services. Runar is responsibility for building a structure that is capable of meeting Avinor's growth strategy and cost efficiency stemmed from its modernization program. The program seeks to strengthen Avinor's competitive edge and position within the European and global airport segment. Runar deems snow removal, the required equipment and its connected services as a cost-driver for airports in a northern climate and has established a sound strategy to review the allocated budget, supplier base and existing contracts. Runar has long experience from Telenor Group, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies with operations in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia. He has held titles of both Head of Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer at Telenor. Avinor is confident that his experience will aid in the modernization of procurement within Aviation.
A graduate of BI Norwegian Business School and Technical University of Berlin. Runar earned Master of Management in Strategy, Management & Finance and Master of Technology.
Benjamin Lindborg, Category Manager, Avinor
Benjamin joined Avinor as a Category Manager in January 2017. In this capacity, Benjamin is responsible for a portfolio of contracts related to airport operations and rolling stock. The title Category Manager is part of a new centralized group function that seeks to challenge the traditional purchasing activities. The responsibility plays a vital part in moving Avinor from a reactive to a proactive organization. Benjamin has played a key role in several large procurements to include fire trucks on chassis, pay loaders, airport operation services, de-icing products and after-market support. Benjamin has previously worked for Norwegian Air Shuttle as a Strategic Purchasing Manager and for AvPort as an Airport Operations Coordinator. Benjamin has previously held both a C.M. and an ACE certification. He stands by that providing a sound strategy that connects the supplier, the regulations and the buyer's requirements together is the practiced method that will delivers results. Benjamin is regarded for his abilities and his approach within the aviation community and has developed a good reputation amongst procurement and project organizations. A graduate of Purdue University and ERAU, Benjamin earned a B.S. in Aviation Management and an M.S. in Integrated Logistics.