WFN Strategies Installs Two New Directors
Experts in Project Management and Quality Assurance, Hernandez and Nielsen Take Roles as Directors.
WFN Strategies Press Release
January 6, 2021
STERLING, VA – WFN Strategies, leading engineering and client representation consultancy in the submarine cable industry, has recently installed two new directors responsible for guiding the vision and operations of the company from 2021 and beyond. HECTOR HERNANDEZ and KRISTIAN NIELSEN bring a combined 40 years of consulting experience, as well as rich project management and quality assurance history to the upper ranks of WFN management.
HECTOR HERNANDEZ is a Project Management Professional (PMP™) specialist and possesses more than 20 years’ experience and knowledge in submarine cable systems, including Arctic and offshore Oil & Gas submarine fiber systems. He possesses extensive experience in ICT (Information & Communications Technology), including data networking/hosting (Data Centers), information technologies, fiber optic, and wireless networks/services. As Projects Director, he is now responsible for on-going engineering and implementation project supervision and is the primary point of contact with customers.
“2020 was a transformative year for WFN, and we rose to an unprecedented challenge – not only with our client reps in-field but also from an internal logistics angle,” said Hernandez. “Tackling management from this new position gives me the toolbox necessary to take this company into the new year with a bang.”
KRISTIAN NIELSEN is a Project Management Professional (PMP™) and ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 auditor and possesses more than 13 years’ experience and knowledge in submarine cable systems, including Polar and offshore Oil & Gas submarine fiber systems. As Quality & Fulfilment Director, he reviews subcontracts and monitors the clients and vendors, and is the final check on all delivered WFN products. He is responsible for contract administration, as well as supports financial monitoring and in-field logistics. He has worked in-field, at-desk, and everywhere in between.
“The last year threw just about every curveball we could imagine, and then some. We had to adapt to the changing requirements almost daily, and that’s one of the amazing things working with WFN,” Nielsen said. “The flexibility of working in an agile company like this is hard to match. I am thrilled to be part of the team that will take WFN into the next generation of the submarine fiber industry.”
ABOUT WFN STRATEGIES – WFN Strategies (www.wfnstrategies.com) is a leading engineering and client representation consultancy in the submarine cable industry and is based in the heart of the internet in Northern Virginia, United States. WFN Strategies possesses an ISO 9001: 2015 accredited management system and ISO 27001:2013 InfoSec program for the implementation of submarine fiber cable systems for commercial, governmental, and offshore energy companies throughout the world and is a recipient of President’s “E” Award for Exports.