Asgeir grew up on Løten but has his roots in Valdres. He started his education as a civil engineer at TU Darmstadt, and was there for 3 years before he returned to Norway and finished his studies at NTH, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in Trondheim in 1991.
He started his active career at SINTEF, where he visited the departments of refrigeration technology and petroleum technology as the first stop after his studies. In 1992, he followed his inner compass towards warmer regions and made his way to Strømmens Verksted, at a time when the T2000, IC70 and the latest Type 69 series were still waiting to be sent out through the gates. Among Asgeir's assignments, themes related to brakes, bogie, clutch and air cooling were prominent.
Ask me about:
Brakes / traction
Interaction and control
ATC / ETCS
Testing, troubleshooting and problem solving
Procurement and maintenance
During the same period, the compilation of Type 71 also increased at SV. The traditional environment in NSB lured him to Oslo in 1995 and he was given the task as specialist manager for brakes and compressed air. The way forward was via Jernbaneverket, then a new round at NSB before organizational changes in train-Norway meant that it was in Norwegian trains Asgeir resigned from the public administration of trains in this country when he started in Unstad in the spring of 2021.
Asgeir's interest in music leans towards the classical spectrum and he himself masters both piano and mouth harp and has participated in choirs. His technical inner voice often steers him towards the craft and other practical work when he has the opportunity. At the bottom of all industry knowledge is also an interest in programming, among other things he has created a calculation program that synchronizes measuring vehicle data with track data, with output in the form of speed limits in track sections and signage along the track. Asgeir is also an efficient, structured and a very nice addition to our Unstadianer tribe.