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Cluster Insight with Transmark Subsea

 Mark Bokenfohr, Business Development Manager in Transmark Subsea. Photo by Transmark Subsea
Mark Bokenfohr, Business Development Manager in Transmark Subsea. Photo by Transmark Subsea

– We’re on an ambitious growth trajectory, says Mark Bokenfohr, Business Development Manager in Transmark Subsea.

Cluster insight is a column where we ask six questions to catch a glimpse into the daily business-lives of our cluster partners and members.

This week, we spoke with Mark Bokenfohr to learn more about him and his work in Transmark Subsea. The organic growth of Transmark Subsea received a boost in 2019 through the acquisition of Seaproof Solutions assets and personnel. The company also acquired WiSub’s pinless connection IP, products and personnel, and the underwater video and light representation for DeepSea Power & Light products.

1. What is your role in Transmark Subsea?

In Business Development, I am fortunate to work in that exciting creative space between clients and colleagues, identifying and clarifying needs that we can then develop into new business and often new systems, products and services.

2. Your main focus at work right now is?

Joining Transmark Subsea a few months ago, my focus has been to integrate WiSub into Transmark Subsea’s existing business, to leverage our combined forces to develop merged systems while also building-up our existing business in moulded cables, jumpers, sensor assembly test and servicing, seismic gun cable terminations and related services.

3. Biggest challenge for your company in the future?

Our biggest future challenge may be in maintaining balance and timing; we currently supply today’s subsea systems, while also developing the subsea factory of tomorrow. We’ll need to consider how to best focus our resources, in delivering next-generation solutions such as docking systems for resident underwater drones, while also supplying existing infrastructure.

4. Best part of being member in a cluster

The information seminars and other opportunities from the cluster that keep us keep current and connect us with members are a “rising tide that lifts all ships”, facilitating growth and collaboration. The cluster’s practical support of pre-projects through co-financing and advice has also proven to be of great benefit in helping grow ideas from concept to project.

5. Your business motto

Vincent van Gogh is credited with “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” Our industry risks much and sets out to sea both figuratively and literally; in life there is usually very little gained without risk. I admire courage and aspire towards resilience and perseverance in the pursuit of great achievements.

6. Which cluster member should we interview next?

Next consider interviewing Felipe Lima, CEO at uSEA.

We will, thank you for the insight Mark.


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