New Senior Management Appointments at Elan

BEGUNJE, Slovenia, September 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Elan announces 3 new senior management team members, completing its transformation under private ownership to Western-style management structure. 

- Milan Slevec - Chief Financial Officer, formerly at Novartis 
- Katarina Lavrin Marence - Director of Legal, HR and Corporate, formerly with
- John Peterson - Director, Nautical Division, formerly with Hunter Marine 

Milan Slevec, Group CFO, has extensive experience in finance, reporting and controlling. Formerly with Novartis, Jungheinrich and Bayer, Milan has extensive experience in accounting, control and financial oversight. At Novartis, Milan oversaw 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe as CFO. Milan joined Elan in August 2016.

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Katarina Lavrin Marence, Director of Legal, HR and Corporate, a lawyer by profession, has 18 years of experience in corporate law, HR, and management. Most recently, Head of Legal and HR at Avtotehna, she has held many leadership roles, including legal advisor for the biggest Slovenian trade union. Katarina joined Elan in June 2016.

John Peterson, Director of the Nautical Division, has 28 years of experience in powerboats and sailboats. Most recently at Hunter Marine, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing throughout the late 90s to 2006 when Hunter became the market leader in America. From 2006 through 2014, John was President at Hunter and served on the Board of Directors. He was elected President of the US industry trade association, Sail America; and earned the Sailing Industry Leadership Award in 2007.

Elan chief executive director, Jeffrey Tirman, commented, "We are very pleased to have attracted such high-caliber individuals to join the team at Elan. Their leadership and experience completes Elan's transition to an international company ready and able to successfully compete on the world stage."

ABOUT ELAN. Elan d.o.o., founded in 1945, is a diversified advanced composites company based in Begunje, Slovenia. Elan was purchased by a group of private international investors in the fall of 2015. Elan's four main divisions focus on i) advanced and highly-technical components utilized in renewable energy and other specialty industries, ii) Sporting equipment, where Elan is a world recognized innovator and leader, iii) advanced high-performance racing and leisure sail boats and iv) engineering solutions for arena and stadium projects worldwide. For more information, please email us or visit our website

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