Jón Arnarson

Hafnarfjordur Iceland, the town in the lava

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I studied Electrical Engineering in Denmark, at Ingeniørhøjskolen Aarhus , from 1992 to 1995.

My final project there was to make a PLC control of a hydrogen generative cell at an experimental village on the north-west coast of Denmark.

My first job as an engineer was at Tæknival's industrial automation department 1995-1999. It was a good workplace with a lot of young creative employees and high hopes for a bright computerized future in Icelandic industry. I worked on several development projects like IT4Food (Information Technology in Food industries) and QimIT (Quality Index Method for IT). We automized a dousin factories, fish farms, water plants, hydro-power stations and the main oil terminal in Iceland.

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Shrimp

In the autumn of 1999, me and two colleagues in the IA department baught the department out of Tæknival and founded our own company - Logic . We continued working for various solutions in industrial automation, but the seafood industry was getting a decrease in profits these years. This led to a dramatic decrease in automation and new investments almost came to a halt in many factories. We then merged Logic with Naust Marine in 2002, a couple of experienced guys in specialized trawler equipment manufacturing in Iceland.

In 2002 I went to school again for Executive Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the national university. I made a lot of good friends there and business partners... http://www.mba.is

I continued working at Naust Marine, with a few private projects in consulting for seafood industries and the Blue lagoon skin care products factory.

The summer of 2004 i got my MBA degree and joined Nortek , to become the technical manager of the company. I have a couple of jolly guys working for us - I try to control their efforts to create a good working environment with some nice opportunities for personal development and carrier. We are working on various projects for future developments - to beat the competition !

I have also been known to give part time lessons in the three main technical schools here, the machineries and sailor's school (http://www.fti.is), Electrical continuing education (http://www.raf.is) evening classes (http://eftirmenntun.vsfi.is) and the Technical University which has now merged with
Reykjavik University .