About Us


Firmus innovation AS was founded in 2008 by engineers with significant technology development experience from industrial technology industry.

Kenneth Mikalsen

●  Work Experience: 2007 -> present CTO, Robotic Drilling System AS
  1997-2007 R&D-dept. ABB Robotics 
Development and construction of process equipment for industrial painting robots.
R&D department manager, development of process equipment.
Technology Manager – Paint Application.
  1996-1997 Process Engineer, Bioscan Norge AS
●  Education: 1995 Process Engineering

Erling S. Skjevrak

 ●  Work Experience: 2014 -> present VP ManufacturingAarbakke AS
  2009-2013 VP QA, Production planning, Projects and Documentation, Aarbakke AS
  2007-2009 R&D Manager, AKVA group ASA
  2005-2007 R&D Dept. Manager, ABB Robotics
  2002-2005 R&D Project Manager, ABB Robotics
  1996-2002 R&D Engineer, ABB Robotics
  1993-1996 R&D Engineer, Serigstad AS
  1993 Dept. engineer, UiS (HiS, Stavanger)
  1990-1993 Owner, developer and manager, Liquidata AS
●  Education:  1989 M.sc. eng.,  Mechanics and Hydraulics, NTNU (NTH Trondheim)
  1986  Structural Engineering, Agder Ingeniørhøgskole


Our manager has experience from engineering, sales and IT management.

Jone Friestad

●  Work Experience: 2013 -> present Manager, Firmus Innovation AS
  2012-2013 Consultant, self employed
  2012 Business Systems Analyst, Aker Well Service AS

2007-2012 IT manager, Malthus AS
  2005-2006 Salesman, Malthus AS 
  2003-2005  Operations manager ASP, Global Office AS
  2001-2003 IT consultant, Global Office AS
  1999-2001 Salesman, Moeller AS (now Eaton)
  1998 Service engineer, Solberg & Andersen AS
  1998 Electrical engineer, ABB Offshore Technology AS 
  1996-1997 Electrical engineer, Klepp Installasjon AS 
●  Education:  1996 Electrical Engineer, Høgskolen i Stavanger

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