Olav’s academic profile is economics and process development. 15 years in the defense industry followed by the last 20+ years with Atlas Copco/Epiroc and automation of mining and construction machines. Highlights include project management developing the first autonomous loader as well as a surface crawler drill rig with a fully autonomous drill cycle. In the last years positions has included strategic automation planning and lately portfolio manager of production drilling underground.
Operational efficiency is one of Olav’s keen interests, why are customers not using the machines more?