Our Team

The Miko Marine organisation is a sleek team of experts from different corners of the marine industry. Together, our knowledge and experience covers the financial, engineering-related, operational and PR-related aspects of the business. With access to a large network of consultants and external experts, the organisation can be quickly expanded for particularly demanding projects.


Key Personnel
Cato Stoll
Managing Director

Cato holds a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from University of San Francisco. He has more than 30 years of work experience within banking, shipping, land based industry, and the service industry.

+47 900 88 664
Espen W. Lepperød
Project Engineer/HSEQ Manager

Espen graduated from HIBV in 2014 as a mechanical engineer. He specializes in product design and mainly works with construction, 3D modeling and development of new products.

+47 930 14 497
Claus Christian Apneseth
Project Manager – Special Projects

Claus holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow in hydrodynamics. He has a varied background from the marine industry with both sea going and land based experience.

+47 932 83 472
Nicolai Michelsen
Senior Advisor

Nicolai graduated as a Naval Architect (BSc Hons) from Strathclyde University in 1989 and established Miko Marine in 1996. He has more than 25 years of practical and theoretical experience within different segments in the marine and offshore industry.

+47 911 70 452
Duncan Duncan Cunningham
Sales Executive

Duncan began his association with Miko Marine in January 2007 as the UK agent. Following his success in the UK, his engagement has increased to include larger projects and international sales and marketing. Duncan is a Chartered Marine Engineer and holds an MSc in Design and Production Management.

+44 14 13 38 67 68
Per Johansson Per Johansson
Director Technical & Business Management, Miko Marine Asia Pte Ltd

Per graduated as a Naval Architect (M.Sc) from Chalmers University of Technology in 1984. He has 30 years of experience within the offshore and shipping industry. Key qualifications are the development of methodologies for transport, installation and removal of offshore structures and execution of projects.

+47 917 43 860
Jack Vilas III Jack Vilas III
General Manager, Miko Marine US, Llc

Jack began his cooperation with Miko Marine duringthe salvage operation of Highland Faith in the New York Harbour in 2000. Since then, he has been representing Miko Marine in the US market and is managingthe US subsidiary since late 2014. He has more than 30years of experience with diving and subsea operations.

+1 (985)-519-0993
Paul Paul Eastaugh
PR Manager

Paul is the primary contact person for journalists and editors. He provides relevant news and feature material for the press about Miko Marine and is a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

+44 (0) 118 934 1101
Nina Nina D. Tufte
Accounting Executive

Nina manages the general ledger (GL), accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) for Miko Marine. She is an employee of Buksér og Berging since 25 years and has been working for Miko Marine since 2003.

+47 96 50 40 00