Kjeld Amann, the CEO and managing director of Viking Life-Saving Equipment, will retire after the company's annual general meeting, which is scheduled for March 15.
Amann has been with Viking for the last 13-plus years, spending 10 of those years in his present role as CEO. Under his leadership, the company has enlarged its global network of sales, service and stock points to more than 50.
Henrik Uhd Christensen, director of global sales and marketing, will assume Amann's position. He has been with the company for more than 17 years including a five-year tenure as managing director of Viking Germany.
Viking is based in Miami and makes a range of marine and offshore safety products.