Star Information Systems (SIS), a world provider of integrated fleet management software, has appointed Martin Karlstad as the new Director of Sales of SIS Oslo, effective immediately. In this role, Martin will be responsible for the company’s marketing and sales strategy. Martin will also play a leadership role in SIS’s strategic direction and sales practices.
Martin brings over a decade of experience in specialized software for shipping and internet technology with companies such as KPNQWEST, ShipNet, and SpecTec (now Xantic). At the beginning of his career, Martin gained solid experience within international sales and market analysis while working as a broker for Sea Service International and market analyst with the US shipowner, Lexmar, Norway. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science having studied at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University.
Since June 2001, SIS has focused on globally launching its leading fleet management software to the international shipping industry, as well as hiring talented staff to provide software competence, training and service on par with competing traditional commercial maritime software vendors.
“SIS is positioning itself as a leading fleet management software provider to the maritime industry and Martin will play a key role in helping define and launch the company’s forward-looking strategy,” said Per Anders Koien, managing director, SIS. “His experience in sales and service delivery, along with his experience in international sales activities will be an asset as we move to take advantage of our strong technology, our proven software platform and our leadership in the fleet management software industry.”