Leading azimuth propulsion expert, Steerprop, has a long tradition of customer focus and technologically demanding solutions that have a real impact on vessel performance. To continue to build customer relationships and engagement, Steerprop has merged sales and project management with the appointment of Mr. Juho Rekola as the company’s new director of sales and project management, to from June 1, 2020.

Rekola has been with Steerprop since 2017 and has extensive knowledge of the company’s products and solutions. Rekola joined Steerprop from Alfa Laval, where he worked for years in various senior positions and was involved in international marine projects and R&D. At Steerprop and in his recent role at Alfa Laval, Rekola has worked in customer projects to develop solutions for improved vessel performance and economic operation.

Mr. Juho Rekola, Director of Sales and Project Management

“Shipowners and ship designers face new challenges with tougher legislation and requirements for ship efficiency and emissions regulations. This position offers me the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to Steerprop and marine propulsion systems and truly demonstrate how at Steerprop we can overcome these challenges with our expertise. Rekola said.

“One of Steerprop’s founding principles is to be the best at what we do. Not only in our products, but also in our delivery and tracking. With the appointment of Mr. Rekola, we reinforce Steerprop’s commitment to our customers to resolve to perform,” said Riku-Pekka Hägg, President and CEO of Steerprop.

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About Steerprop
Steerprop specializes in the design and production of azimuth thrusters to meet the growing demands of the marine industry. Combining efficiency and ecology, our mission is to provide solutions for future-proof vessels, even in the harshest environments. The company was established in 2000 by professionals with decades of experience in azimuth propulsion. To date, Steerprop has delivered over 800 thrusters worldwide to vessels ranging from arctic icebreakers, offshore support vessels, tugs and workboats to ferries and cruise ships. Our strong track record includes 85 ice class units and deliveries to 10 icebreakers.

Joseph P. Harris