Valley Voice – a column where our cluster members are in focus. This week we had a talk with Managing Director of Miko Marine, Cato Stoll.
1. What are you doing right now?
Thinking about all the projects we are working on in our small company – the most spectacular right now being an upcoming survey to investigate the possibilities of emptying oil from a sunken vessel in Arctic waters at the depth of 312m using our Moskito oil removal tool.
2. How is Miko Marine contributing to the Energy Transition?
Miko Marine’s innovations and products are keeping our waters clean and free of pollutants. Helping our clients to avoid unnecessary clean-ups or energy consuming activities.
3. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the future?
I think even before the pandemic the world had reached a crossroads of several profound challenges such as food, water, climate, clean energy, speed and mode of communication. The same are also creating opportunities.
4. What keeps you up at night with regards to the energy transition?
It may sound ignorant but I sleep well. I am a technology optimist and have great belief in the collective wisdom of mankind – although we need to get our act together pretty fast now.
5. What is most valuable about being a member of Energy Valley?
The networking opportunities and being inspired by the other member’s achievements.
6. Is there any book that have inspired you in the way you lead?
Dale Carnegie’s 1934 “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is an evergreen management classic. Still relevant. Something to stretch for.
7. Which Energy Valley member do you want to pass the baton on to?
Miko Plast AS.
Thank you, Cato!
Anna Øglænd, Community Manager
(+47) 480 65 819