Stein Haugen has passed away


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend, colleague, and Chairman of Safetec, Professor Stein Haugen, who died suddenly on Friday, 24th of June 2022, at the age of 62. All at Safetec are devastated by this tragic news and are in a state of shock.

Stein Haugen was one of the pioneers at Safetec. He started as a technical safety consultant in 1985 following his MSc in marine technology and has been associated with the company ever since. His work with collision risk modelling in his PhD thesis (NTNU 1991) was ground-breaking at the time. He has held several roles in the Safetec group of companies, including head of Safetec UK, CEO, R&D manager, and chairman of the board. From 2010-2021 he was a Professor at NTNU, where he supervised many master students and PhD candidates – several of whom work at Safetec today. Stein published a significant number of peer reviewed research articles and some textbooks throughout his career, and his last textbook related to Risk Management is expected to be published shortly.

In 2021, Stein returned to a full-time position in Safetec. He justified this with his eagerness for project work with clients and his curiosity to help develop new services for our clients. Stein wanted to spend the remainder of his career on the type of work that he thought was most fun. The more complex and difficult the projects, the more he enjoyed the challenge. Stein had an extensive international network, and his expertise and advice were very much sought after.

Over the years, Stein has been essential for the development of today’s Safetec. One of Safetec’s most important carriers of continuity has passed away. He will be remembered as a gentle, dedicated, down-to-earth, and highly respected professional, supervisor, colleague, and friend.

Stein was cherished dearly by all those who knew him well. His death is a profound loss, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife, Jorunn, and family at this time.

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