Our People

We are 2,250 people at Ambu. Here you can meet some of us.

Kleve  

Name: Kleve Heavin
Born: 1981
Education: Master of Business Administration, Indiana University and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Position: Engineering Manager for Process Development
Location: Noblesville, IN
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2009
What attracted you to Ambu? I came to Ambu through its recent acquisition of King Systems. I originally joined King Systems because it presented a great opportunity to gain experience in the medical device industry and was a company in the early stages of several projects that fit my experience and interests well. Since joining Ambu, I have learned a lot about the company, its people, and its culture and am very excited to be a part of the team. I look forward to exciting times ahead.
What are your main responsibilities? Along with my team, we are responsible for new capital equipment projects and process development. The Noblesville site has recently undergone very large investments in both equipment and facility upgrades, making it an exciting time for the business. The major projects have included automated equipment to support our core products including breathing circuits, breathing bags, and face masks.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): I started my career with the company as a Project Engineer and continued in this role for about two and a half years. At that point, I transitioned into my current role as Engineering Manager for Process Development.
What do you do in your free time? Several years ago I started running and weight training and over time have learned to really enjoy these activities. I try to run one or two mini marathons each year and do other types of runs as well. I also spend a lot of time with family and friends. To relax, I usually read or listen to music.

     
Antonia Levati  

Name: Antonia Levati
Born: 1969
Education: Diploma istituto tecnico (High School)
Position: Customer Service
Location: Milan, Italy
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2001
What attracted you to Ambu? I was attracted by the professional sector and the high level of innvoation in the company. Also the job presented was highly dynamic with clear and diversified tasks.
What are your main responsibilities? Customer service / sales support.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): No.
What do you do in your free time? Trekking, cinema, spending time with friends and family.

     
Eugene Kang Yew Jin  

Name: Eugene Kang Yew Jin
Born: 1980
Education: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (Mechatronics) Certificate - Putra College
Position: Maintenance Technician
Location: Penang, Malaysia
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2008
What attracted you to Ambu? Ambu was a totally new working environment for me when I was introduced by a friend to join. As he took me around, I was greeted by friendly faces and smiles. Later he introduced me to the values and company slogan "Ideas that work for life". At that moment, my interest blossomed as the slogan made perfect sense and I was excited to join Ambu to learn more. As I worked in Ambu for these few years and lived the taking charge, open-minded, team player and innovative values, I'm proud to say I'm glad to be a part of the Ambu family.
What are your main responsibilities? I attend to machine breakdowns and rectify the problems to get the machines up and running again with minimal downtime. I am also responsible for planning and performing Preventive Maintenance for each machine in Ambu Penang. Apart from technical responsibilities, I am also an Emergency Response Team member trained on how to react to emergencies and saving lives.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): This is my first job at Ambu and second job in my career path. I was attached to a semiconductor company Hitachi for eight years before I decided to join Ambu.
What do you do in your free time? Being healthy is my top priority; as such I usually spend time at the gym working out and constantly challenging myself physically. Apart from that, I love hanging out with colleagues and friends for coffee just to chat and catch up on what's new in our lives. Lastly, when I'm free I like trying out new smartphone apps and games.

     
 Lasse Petersen  

Name: Lasse Petersen
Born: 1945
Education: Mechanical Engineer, Copenhagen Teknikum
Position: Senior R&D Engineer, Platform Innovation
Location: Ballerup, Denmark
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 1980
What attracted you to Ambu? When I joined Ambu a long time ago it was the possibility to work in the medico industry and it was a small development department so you were involved in the whole process when making a new product. Today everything is teamwork and the work is done in collaboration with China and Malaysia which is very exiting.
What are your main responsibilities? My main responsibility is to design the product and define and make the necessary test to ensure that the expectations the user have to the product is fulfilled.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): No, not at Ambu, but I started my work life at Fisker & Nielsen developing a vacuum cleaner called GS 80, and after 5 years I moved on to Ambu.
What do you do in your free time? Wall and Rock climbing, Wakeboarding, Kite Surfing, jogging and roller-skating take some of my free time.

   

 

 Fryd Thrue  

Name: Fryd Thrue
Born: 1976
Education: Diploma in economics (HD in Accounting and Financial Management)
Position: Vice President, Corporate Business Analysis
Location: Ballerup, Denmark
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2000
What attracted you to Ambu? Ambu was already at that point an international company, and at the same time listed on the stock exchange, which means some extra requirements on the financial side. On the other hand Ambu was still a relative "small" company, so I had the chance to work with full processes, and not only part of processes, as it often is in large organisations.
What are your main responsibilities? My responsibilities are Business Analysis – budgeting, forecast, profitability, business intelligence etc.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): I started in Ambu as a production controller. I had a background within auditing from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and I was challenged and was offered the responsibility for Corporate accounting 1½ years later. After 13 years in Ambu, I had new responsibilities – as Vice President, Corporate Business Analysis.
What do you do in your free time? I spend many hours with my three kids, and I also enjoy jogging.

   

 

 Jacob Sjørslev Hyrdum  

Name: Jacob Sjørslev Hyrdum
Born: 1969
Education: Msc. Business Administration / Cand Merc
Position: Vice President, Business Systems
Location: Ballerup, Denmark
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 1998
What attracted you to Ambu? An international but Danish owned company with a mission to 'save lives worldwide' - a company with an ambition to grow - a professional and financially solid company covering all processes from development, marketing, logistics, production, procurement and finance, very skilled employees
What are your main responsibilities? Implementation and support of Business critical IT applications - mainly Enterprice ressource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Datawarehouse for BI, Product Lifecycle management (PLM) - Organisational development and process improvements through IT
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): Business Analyst (market research and analysis); Project manager (IT - intranet); Programme manager (strategy and implementation); Corporate manager (business systems)
What do you do in your free time? Family activities

     
 Troels Nicolaj Qvist  

Name: Troels Nicolaj Qvist
Born: 1975
Education: Msc. Mechanical Engineering
Position: Senior R&D engineer
Location: Ballerup, Denmark
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2007
What attracted you to Ambu? I had knowledge of the medical device industry. Furthermore I had some colleagues at my former job who recommended Ambu as being a good place to work
What are your main responsibilities? Development, specification and verification of new products.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): No
What do you do in your free time? I do some running whenever my health alows it (back problems). I take care of my cars and I spend time with my family.

   

 

 Nazarena Mazzaro  

Name: Nazarena Mazzaro
Born: 1976
Education: Biomedical Engineer, PhD Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Position: Corporate Clinical Research Manager
Location: Ballerup, Denmark
How long have you worked at Ambu? Since 2005
What attracted you to Ambu? During my PhD at Aalborg University I used some of Ambu products in my experiments (EMG surface electrodes, EMG needles electrodes, EEG cups), so I wanted to become part of Ambu to work for improving these products.
What are your main responsibilities? The Clinical Department is part of Marketing. We are responsible for providing clinical input during product development through diverse activities; among them pre-clinical tests and clinical investigations. We are also responsible for performing biological evaluation of the materials that are incorporated in all Ambu products to ensure that they are biocompatible with the human tissue. Finally, one of our main responsibilities is to provide support to marketing, sales and subsidiaries regarding clinical aspects.
Have you had other jobs at Ambu? (career path): I started in the Clinical Department as Clinical Research Specialist and after some time became the department manager.
What do you do in your free time? I am fitness instructor and personal trainer, so I train 4-5 times a week. I also like to paint ... although I am actually really bad at it :o)