Key Personnel

Niklas has been with Light Structures since August 2016. He has more than 15 years of experience from the offshore and petrochemical industry. Prior to joining Light Structures he has held a number of management positions, the latest as Senior Manager in National Oilwell Varco where he managed and lead highly skilled managers, software engineers, hardware engineers and product engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Automation Technology and numerous of management and leadership certificates such as MSc (Management Science and Engineering), LSE (Leadership for Strategic Execution), PMP (Project Management Professional), SDRM (Strategic Decision and Risk Management). With work experience from Singapore / USA / Portugal / Sweden and Oslo, Niklas has an extensive network all over the world. .
Contact Niklas: | tel: +47 909 95 170 | Connect with Niklas on LinkedIn

Geir is a co-founder of Light Structures AS and has held the position of Managing Director from 2001-2003 and 2008-2010 and Director of Technology 2004-2008 and 2010-. Before starting Light Structures, Geir worked as a scientist and project manager at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment in projects that developed Fiber Bragg Grating hull stress monitoring systems. Geir holds a Dr. Philos. in Physics from the University of Oslo.

Contact Geir: | tel: +47 934 84 828

Karianne is a co-founder of Light Structures AS and has held the position of Director of Technology 2001-2003, Managing Director from 2004-2008 and Project Director 2010-2014. Before starting Light Structures, Karianne worked as a scientist at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment in projects that developed Fiber Bragg Grating sensors and hull stress monitoring systems. She holds a Master of Science ( degree in Engineering Physics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

Contact Karianne: | tel: +47 984 13 575 | Connect with Karianne on LinkedIn
Arnstein started as Executive Vice President Sales in Light Structures AS August 2017. He has been involved in international management, sales and business development in the maritime industry for more than 20 years, and has held a number of different management positions in several companies during these years. Prior to joining Light Structures, he was CEO in TECO Maritime group, where he was also holding the Managing Director role for several daughter companies located in different countries. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Agder University, faculty of Engineering & Technology and has an extensive global network in the maritime industry.

Contact Arnstein: | tel: +47 958 35 805 | Connect with Arnstein on LinkedIn

About Light Structures

Fiber optic monitoring solutions are gaining popularity in the oil and gas community due to the unrivaled performance and reliability. Light Structures’s Hull Stress Monitoring system was the first fiber optic solution to enter the market and has proven itself through several years of operation onboard shuttle tankers and VLCCs.

Our business strategy is to focus our company to become the preferred partner for optimized structural lifecycle systems globally. Our primary goals are; to grow our business, increase the value to our owners and to be a preferred employer for ambitious professionals.
The key elements in our strategy are:

  • develop a strong position in the oil & gas market
  • continue to grow our strong position in the shipping markets
  • combine state-of-the-art technology with experienced and skilled employees
  • growth through multiple sales channels, alliances and acquisitions
  • enable our customers to safe and cost-effective operations
Light Structures AS was founded in 2001 and evolved as a spin-of from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. The company is enjoying a steady growth in the shipping and oil & gas markets and is today the worlds leading provider of fiber optic hull stress and other structure monitoring systems. Our main office is located in Oslo and solutions are sold through a dedicated net of partners and agents worldwide.


Korean Office

Chang Su Lee
Tel: +82 10 3147 2031