Maurizio Archetti, Co-founder & Vice President - Engineering and R&D, Ecospray Technologies Srl 
 Photo ArchettiBorn in Genoa, Co-founder of Ecospray Technologies, Maurizio Archetti now covers the position of Vice President and Head of Engineering and R & D. After his studies in mechanical engineering, he has gained over twenty five years experience in environmental business, specifically in Air Pollution Control systems and innovative solutions for air/gas treatment for industrial and marine applications. 

In 1989 he started his professional career at the FIAT Research Centre and he has held a number of roles as technical director in several important industries in the environmental sector, as well as in Ecospray since 2005. He is also the holder of several patents, both individually and in partnership with other international partners.


Antonis Asimakopoulos, Marine Service Manager, ABB 

A.AsimakopoulosAntonis Asimakopoulos, Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, joined ABB S.A. in 2004 as project, commissioning engineer in automation systems for some of the biggest land based industries in Greece.

Some years later, he changed position to sales engineer for Marine Industry.

Today he is Marine Service Manager responsible for ABB's Marine Electrical, Software Portfolio.


Kristinn Aspelund, Sales & Marketing Director, Marorka

kristinn aspelund webKristinn Aspelund is the Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Marorka. He graduated with a BSc in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Iceland in 1999.

In 2001, he completed an MSc in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

Kristinn has more than 12 years of experience in energy management and energy system optimization for ships.


Bernt Olav Bauer-Nilsen, Project Manager, Knutsen Technology

BERNT OLAV BAUER-NILSEN• 2012 (May)  Project Manager Knutsen Technology
Development, initiation and realization of new project opportunities for Knutsen OAS Shipping, especially for the KBAL ballast water treatment system. Focus on product development and marketing of the KBAL system

• 2011 Head Engineer, Norwegian Maritime Directorate
Project Manager for the development of a new management system, for a more efficient operation of the core business of the Directorate

 • 2010 Project Manager, Technip Norway AS
Project manager for the development of the world's largest remote operated pipe welding machine

• 1998-2009 Managing Director Bauer-Nilsen AS
Bauer-Nilsen AS designs, produces and market hydraulic high pressure motors and large bore hydraulic cylinders, especially for the offshore market

• 1990-1998 Senior Surveyor DNV
Design approval of different machinery and cargo containment systems for tankers and offshore vessels
Development of new rules for the above issues. Project Manager for the design approval work of newbuildings.


Stelios Bikos, Head of Gas Supply Portfolio Management, Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA)

Stelios Bikos 

Stelios Bikos has worked with DEPA for over ten years, in several positions in sales, pricing and gas supply.

He has previously spent six years in the chemical industry in the UK, in technical and consulting roles, following a three-year stint of postdoctoral research on rendering chemical processes greener at early design stages.

He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the National Technical University, Athens and a PhD from the Leeds University, UK.


Stavros Daniolos, Technical Manager, Minerva Marine Inc

DaniolosStavros Daniolos studied at Sunderland Poly and Newcastle University, graduating with a M.Sc. in Marine Engineering in 1979. He served his military service as Engineer Petty Officer with the Hellenic Navy. His first employment as Superintendent Engineer was with Canopus Shipping from 1979 until 1984.

In 1985 he joined Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises as Superintendent Engineer and in 1995 was promoted to the position of Technical Manager held till 2000.

In 2001 he moved to Athenian Sea Carriers as Chief Operating Officer, position held till September 2001. In 2001 he joined Minerva Marine Inc as Technical Manager, position held today.

Stavros Daniolos is a member of most major classification societies, Vice President of MARTECMA and secretary of the Greek CIMAC association.


Tor Atle Eiken, Head, Sales & Marketing, OceanSaver AS

Tor Atle EikenTor Atle Eiken is educated captain from Maritime University Vestfold Norway and he holds a degree from the Technical high school in Transport and Shipping at Bergen Maritime School.

Tor has been in the maritime environment all his professional life holding positions from deck officer onboard deep sea vessels via sales and corporate position in Colfax Corporation in USA to CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) today.

Starting point of the maritime voyage started as officer for the Norwegian owner Bergesen DY onboard LPG tankers. After some years he started in sales & marketing and has held several positions inside Autronica and Allweiler in Norway, Germany, China and USA.

Since 2008 Tor has been head of sales & marketing inside OceanSaver, where general marketing, strategy and development of the sales and marketing department has been key focus in order to be able to take their market shares when the BWT market is opening.


Tom H Evensen, Sales Director – Hull Performance Solutions - Performance Coatings, Jotun A/S 
Tom EvensenTom H Evensen is a former Officer in the Royal Norwegian Coastguard.

Having studied in Norway, Germany and the US he holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics.

He started in Jotun as a Product Manager for the SeaQuantum range, then progressed to Group Category Manager for the Antifouling department and in 2011 he joined the Hull Performance Solutions team as Sales Director.


Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Managing Director, Maran Gas Maritime Inc 
 hatzigrigorisStavros Hatzigrigoris is the current Managing Director of Maran Gas Maritime Inc., a position which he has held since 2003. For the years 1992 to 2012 he held the position of Managing Director of Maran Tankers Management Inc. Stavros joined Anangel Shipping Enterprises S.A. in 1981 as a Superintendent Engineer.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from University College London, an M.Sc. degree in Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and has studied Management of Ship Operations in the University of Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and has served as one of the SNAME International Vice Presidents. He is a member of the ABS Technical Committee, the Chairman of the DNV-GL Technical Committee and a member of the Greek Technical Committees of LRS, KR and CCS. 


Vayia Hatziyianni, Project Team Leader, Minerva Marine Inc
vayiaVayia Hatziyianni has 17 years of vast experience in the maritime industry. She left from her position as a Senior Project Engineer from OSG (GR) Ship Management Ltd, in where she was working since 2006, to join Minerva Marine as Project Team Leader in April 2013. Prior to that and until 2006 she was in Stelmar Tankers (Management) ltd. Until today, she served in different capacities as Dry-docking, Repairs & Project Supervisor and Senior Project Engineer dealing mostly with regulatory compliance, major modifications & conversions and new building projects. Vayia Hatziyianni began her maritime career in 1997 as a consultant where she served until 2000.

She has had the following material published: ”Contribution towards Determination of the Optimal Ship Speed, SNAME Symposium 2010” and “Technical issues for selection of ballast water system for an Aframax tanker, Global Industry Alliance for Ballast Water Management meeting, Istanbul 2011”.


Vayia Hatziyianni holds a Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture from the Technological Education Institute of Athens, a Postgraduate diploma in Manufacturing & Business Administration from Open University of UK and an Msc degree in the Marine Engineering & Technical Management from the University of Greenwich.



Dimitrios A. Heliotis, Chief Operating Officer & Technical Director, Target Group
photo.DHDimitrios A. Heliotis, is the COO and Technical Director of Piraeus-based Target Group comprising Target Marine SA and Horizon Tankers Ltd SA, a position he has held since April this year. 

He joined Target in 1999 as fleet manager and newbuilding project manager and between then and becoming group technical director in 2005 he was responsible for projects in South Korea’s Hyundai HI, STX, SPP, Samsung HI, Sungdong, and Japan’s Onomichi and Tsuneishi.

On obtaining a MSc in Air Transport Engineering and Management at Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) to go with a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hull, (UK) he worked as an independent consultant and surveyor.

In 1993 he joined Elkco Marine Consultants, before joining marine consulting firm Marinecare Ltd and, from 1996 to joining Target, he was a superintendent engineer at Navitas Compania Maritima SA.

Memberships include: UK Engineering Council, Chartered Engineer; Royal Institute of Naval Architects; Technical Chamber of Greece; Hellenic Technical Committees of LR and of ABS; is a board member of Martecma and a member of Intertanko’s ISTEC.



Dimitrios Hountalas, Professor for Internal Combustion Engines, NTUA 
 Photo-HountalasDimitrios Hountalas is professor for internal combustion engines in the School of Mechanical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He received his diploma in mechanical engineering in 1985 from NTUA and his PHD in 1989.

His main research interests are:  Diesel Engine Modeling-Emission Formation and Control  Diesel Engine Diagnostics & Condition Monitoring  Diesel engine experimental technique-performance & emissions  Exhaust heat recovery  Dual Fuel Combustion and Alternative Fuels.


Among his achievements and disctinctions are: 300 published papers E.F. Obert Outstanding Paper, ASME, 1998 Award, Society of Automotive Engineers 2004, paper presented at SAE World Congress in Detroit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers 2010, paper presented at SAE World Congress in Detroit Inclusion of developed diagnosis methodology in the ‘Diesel Engine Reference Book’, second edition Development of the ‘NTUA Multi-Zone’ Combustion Model — software has been provided to: Caterpillar Inc USA, Robert Bosch SA, AVL List Graz Austria and Daimler Benz Development of ‘PYTHIA’ Diesel Engine Diagnostic System GL Type approval for developed software (Methodology for Estimation of Power-Consumption), 37 974-12 HH, 2012 More than 60 projects with EU in cooperation with major engine manufacturers and shipping companies.



Jan Jensen, Manager - Retrofit Sales, MAN PrimeServ Copenhagen
  Jan JensenJan Jensen, graduated as Marine Engineer in Copenhagen January 1990. Joined the MAN Diesel two stroke retrofit department in 2003, working as area manager for Greece on retrofit project sales and support. The retrofit department works with developing and maturing latest technologies and design features from the new building sector for possible upgrade of the existing engines base. Recent focus areas being fuel and lube savings and emission reduction.

Educated as seagoing engineer, experience from land based industry production/maintenance and R&D within the area of energy from biomass.



Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo
 Michael JeppesenMichael Jeppesen holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering obtained from Københavns Teknikum in 1989.
• Joined MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Promotion & Customer Support Department in July 2010 and was appointed Promotion Manager with responsibility for Benelux, Swizerland, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus and Israel.

• Manager for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Maintenance Tools Department – 2005-2010.

• Section manager for MAN Diesel's Two Stroke PrimeServ Diesel, Technical Service Department 2003-2005.

• Project manager for BWSC (dealing with diesel power plants for Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor) – 2001-2003.

• Superintendent engineer for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Operation Department, specialist within cylinder condition – 1991-2001

• Project engineer for MAN Diesels Two Stroke Installation Department – 1989-1991.



Nikolaos Kakalis, Manager, Strategic Research & Innovation Greece, DNV-GL
 Nikolaos KakalisNikolaos Kakalis is the Head of DNV-GL Strategic Research & Innovation in Greece since 2008.

Nikos leads the development and implementation of methods and tools for modelling, simulation, and optimization of integrated / complex ship machinery systems with respect to energy efficiency, emissions, costs, and safety.


He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College London, as well as a Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. His work has resulted in over 40 refereed journal and conference proceedings publications.



John Kokarakis, VP Technology & Business Development Marine & Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas
kokarakis smallDr John Emmanuel Kokarakis
, a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Master’s degrees in Naval Architecture (1983) and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan. He worked for over ten years as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide.  

His specialization was in the area of technical investigation and analysis of marine accidents.

In that capacity he participated in the technical investigation of the Exxon Valdez grounding, capsize of drillship Seacrest, Piper Alpha fire and explosion, Aleutian Enterprise foundering in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety.


The last fourteen years he works in Greece, in the area of classification. He has served at American Bureau of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd. He worked in plan approval, rule development and implementation of environmental regulations.

He is currently Vice President of Technology and Business Development of Marine Hellenic, Black Sea & Middle East Zone at Bureau Veritas. In his duties Dr. Kokarakis is responsible for the smooth technical operation in the Zone as well as in the harmonic cooperation with the BV offices worldwide to the benefit of the BV clients.



Maria Kyratsoudi, FOBAS Senior Specialist GEMA, Hellenic Lloyd's SA
Maria KyratsoudiMaria Kyratsoudi joined Lloyd’s Register in 2009 and her current role is FOBAS Senior Specialist, Team Leader for Greece, East Mediterranean and Adriatic (GEMA). Maria has the overview of the FOBAS service in GEMA region and provides specialist technical advice on fuel quality and on-board fuel management. Current duties include also providing decision making support to customers with respect to the air emissions compliance solutions (alternative fuels, abatement technology etc)

Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Maria worked as a plan approval engineer at Germanischer Lloyd.

Maria Kyratsoudi holds an MSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.



Stelios Kyriacou, Technical Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä
Stelios KyriacouDr Stelios Kyriacou is a senior technical executive with a career spanning over 25 years and a focus on design, research and development. Since 2009, he has led activities on ballast water treatment technology with direct responsibility on design, research and development of the Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® BWMS range and delivery of market ready products.

He has been an invited speaker and panellist on a number of ballast water technology events in Europe, USA and Asia.

Dr Kyriacou is visiting professor at Cranfield University, UK and a member of a number of National (UK) and European committees dealing with maritime technology research, development and innovation.



Hyung-Ho Lim, Sales Manager Overseas & Specialist BWTS, NK Co, Ltd
Hyung Ho Lim
Hyung-Ho Lim has been in charge of Fire Fighting System & Ballast Water Management System for the Japanese, Chinese and Taiwan markets. He also participated in the BWMS commercialization team.  

He has been representative of NK Co, Ltd Japan ohffice, BWMS technical sales representative of LGN carrier projects in the Japanese market, and BWMS technical sales representative of Japanese shipowners.

Now he is the Technical Sales Manager & Specialist of BWMS in NK Co, Ltd head office, responsible for marketing & planning, instructor and operating trainer for ballast water management systems.



Michael Markogiannis, Manager Plan Approval & Technical Support Centre, RINA Hellas Ltd

MarkogiannisMichael Markogiannis is the Manager of the RINA Hellas Ltd Greece Plan Approval & Technical Support Centre. Graduated as a naval architect, he is deeply involved in the application of rules and regulations.

In 2013-2014, during the RINA chairmanship of IACS, was involved also in the IACS rule-making process by assisting and supporting the RINA IACS team and being the contact point between the IACS Chairman and the Greek Marine Industry.



Jens Moeller, Technical Manager Europe & Africa, Shell Marine Products
Jens MoellerJens Moeller joined Shell Marine Products in 1999 as local technical Manager. Eight years later he took over the global role as Marine Product Application Specialist in Shell Global Solutions. During that time he was amongst others responsible for the Shell Alexia S4 field trials.

Since Sept 2014 he is heading the team of technical experts, delivering technical support to Shell Marine Products customers in Europe and Africa.  

He started his career as Marine Engineer, working onboard of Diesel Engine and Steam Turbine driven General Cargo, Ro/Ro and Container ships.

Jens is holding a degree in Marine Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Science.  


Stavros Niotis, Engineer, Piraeus Technology & Business Development, ABS
 ABS Stavros NiotisStavros Niotis joined ABS in November 2013 as Engineer, Gas Center, Piraeus Technology & Business Development. His role focuses on all projects related to Gas Carriers and Gas fueled ships.  

Niotis has worked as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer for more than six years, including work as a Plan Approval Surveyor for Lloyd’s Register in London, where he specialized in LNG membrane tanks. He was involved in the approval of specific ship plans and in the Approval in Principle of innovative LNG membrane tank designs and concepts. Prior to this he worked for Ceres LNG services where he was involved in New Buildings plan approval, Dry Dock repairs and other technical and operational projects for Steam and DFDE LNG Carriers.


He has also worked as Junior Researcher in coordination with the School of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (NTUA) on European Research Projects for Dynamic Ship stability (SAFEDOR) and for Ship Designs based on Risk Analysis for Fire spreading and Ship evacuation (FIREPROOF).


Niotis graduated from the School of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and holds a Masters of Engineering (MEng.)



Leo Polemis, CEO, Remi Maritime Corp
 lsp photoLeo Polemis is the CEO of Remi Maritime Corp and founder of Safe Ship Investment Fund. He is currently Chairman of Aquasition Corp which is a NASDAQ listed SPAC entity in the US, which had a successful closing in October 2012. He has been a senior Manager at Seacrest Shipping Co Ltd, a London based Agency part of an International Commercial Shipping Services group. Since 1992, he has been responsible for the international group’s Operations, Technical, S&P and Chartering sectors. 

He is also responsible for strategy on behalf of the clients in managing their funds in shipping investments. He holds an MBA from Imperial College London, a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan, USA and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA. He is also a registered ship broker at the Baltic Exchange in London, a member of ICS and SNAME.
A representative board member in the Union of Greek Shipowners, IPTA, Intertanko’s Hellenic Mediterranean Panel and council member of Intertanko, ABS, KR and BV Classification committee.



Ioannis Psarros, Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Athens Office
PsarrosIoannis Psarros is a Project Leader in the Athens office of the Boston Consulting Group. He is BCG's global leader in bunkeroptimization and core member of BCG's global shipping practice area. He initially joined BCG in Athens in 2010; he has worked in Athens (2010-2012 and 2014-onwards), Copenhagen (2012-2013) and has served shipping clients in the Mediterranean, North Europe and Asia.

During his years with BCG, Ioannis has worked with different types of Shipping companies, from large corporate to mid-sized family businesses covering various segments (containers, tankers, feeders). Ioannis has been supporting companies on different types of assignments ranging from growth strategy, sales force effectiveness, cost cutting, operational excellence, bunker optimization, organizational setup, and performance management.

He has developed a deep expertise in fuel efficiency and recently completed a study regarding the use of LNG as a marine fuel. Ioannis has graduated from the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 2002 and earned a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens in 2008. He is fluent in Greek and English."


George J Souravlas, CEO, Load Line Marine SA - Vice President Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
GJS-PhotoGeorge Souravlas, 50, is qualified in both Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering (BSc) from the University of Sunderland (UK). His academic background includes studies at the PhD level in Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer) and lecturing at the University of Sunderland for 4 years. He is a member of the Greek National Committees of the Japanese Classification Society (Class NK) and the Korean Register and a member of the Greek Technical Committees of Class NK, Det Norske Veritas & Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL) and the Italian Classification Society (RINA). Furthermore, he was elected as a member at the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (HCS) and as Vice President in the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA).  

George Souravlas, with over 20 years of experience in senior ship management, co-founded Elmira Shipping and Trading SA in 1997 and has held the position of Technical Director until 2009.

George Souravlas has been invited to speak on many occasions at international conferences on various operational aspects of ship management. He also chaired ACI’s ‘4th Optimising Ship Maintenance’ conference that was held in Rotterdam in January 2011.

He is a member of the prestigious ‘Who is Who’ Society, in Greece and recently was also inducted to the International ‘Who’s Who’ Society of Professionals.

In September 2009, he founded, together with Costis Calfoglou, Load Line Marine S A.



Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director, ERMA FIRST SA
stampedakis photoKostantinos Stampedakis
is the Managing Director of ERMA FIRST S.A. as well as Director of Research, Development and Engineering DPT of EPE Group.

He is specialized in Marine and Industrial Pollution. He has a Bachelor in Engineering at the University of Surrey, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering and a Master in Science at the University of Surrey, The Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering, MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering.

Konstantinos Stampedakis has served as an on-site manager on the United Nations Development Program, Oil Spill Cleanup of 3 sites between Jadra and Ras Al Saadiyat in Lebanon, and as an on-site manager for the spill response caused from the cruise vessel Sea Diamond wreck.



Paolo Tremuli, Responsible for New Engine Technologies, ABB Turbo Systems AG
Paolo TremuliPaolo Tremuli, mechanical engineer, worked at Wärtsilä in several positions in the R&D department and in the marine department from 1991 to 2008.

In 2008 he joined Ricardo, the engineering company, where he was leading the large engine team.

In 2011 he joined ABB Turbosystems, where at present, is responsible for new engine technologies.



Demosthenes Triperinas, Dipl Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, NTUA
D Triperinas PicDemosthenes Triperinas is a naval architect and marine engineer, and has worked as a research assistant since 2001 at the Laboratory for Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics (LSMH) of the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

A member of Technical Chamber of Greece, prior to the NTUA he worked as a naval architect in a private marine consultancy office.



Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
pzPICPanos Zachariadis is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, a bulk carrier operator, since 1997. From 1984 to 1997 he was Marine Superintendent in the company’s New York office. His shipping experience spans diverse areas including sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers, dry dock repairs, new building supervision and specifications, ship operations and chartering. He holds a MSE degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

He has been attending IMO for many years as a member of the Greek delegation. He was extensively involved with IMO’s Goal Based Standards and the Greek study which reversed the IMO decision to make double hull bulk carriers mandatory. He was also instrumental in developing the new IMO coating standard (PSPC) for all ships’ ballast tanks. Currently he is involved in the new IMO environmental regulations for ships.

He has written numerous technical guides, papers and articles and has been awarded the 2011 Efkranti Shipping Personality award for promoting Greek Shipping internationally. Member of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and UGS technical committees, BIMCO Marine Committee, ABS European Technical Committee, BOD HELMEPA and MARTECMA.