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About us

TPConnectors (TPC) is a new company with a long history. Teknisk Produksjon (TP) has manufactured Compact Flanges and seal rings since 1989 and Clamp Connector hubs and seal rings since 1980.

TP Connector’s vision is to unite the knowledge and experience of leaders in sales, marketing, design, development and project management of Compact Flange and Clamp Connector technology with Teknisk Produksjon’s renowned capabilities in fabrication, quality control and testing.

To realise this vision, we have assembled a team of key personnel that are experienced and knowledgeable within different disciplines and can deliver connections solutions that, we hope, will exceed our clients’ expectations.

Jon-Ivar Andersen


Jon-Ivar has 11 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, mainly within project management, documentation, sales and purchasing.

In addition to being an experienced project manager, Jon-Ivar has held various managerial positions through his career ranging from department manager to general manager. Since March 2017 he has been our Managing Director.
Jon-Ivar is skilled in project management of equipment supplies towards the Oil & Gas Industry in particular, but he is also skilled within HSE management systems, QA management systems, internal audit, risk analysis, sales, purchasing, project documentation and off course management. Jon-Ivar carries a Master’s degree focused in Mechanical Engineering from Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU).

Sjur Lassesen


Sjur has more than 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, in companies such as Sintef, Aker Solutions, Steel Product Offshore (SPO), DNV and Vector.

He has been a member of the NORSOK Committee for Compact Flange (L-005), and he was actually responsible for writing the product standard. Sjur also joined the ISO 27509 committee for Compact Flanged Connections. About Sjur it is often said that what that man does not know about compact flanges, you don’t need to know. Sjur has published two papers on compact flange technology, which has been presented at an ASME conference.

John Arnesen

Sales & Marketing

John has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing of Compact Flanges and Clamp Connectors throughout the world.

He has in-depth knowledge of the market and its needs. The principal behind large individual contracts, and framework contracts. John also has experience in project management.

Marc Smits


Marc has 7 years’ experience as a designer of injection molds and almost 10 years’ experience in compact flanges and clamp connectors from his period at Vector.

A smart and creative Designer with an eye for good solutions are key phrases when it comes to Marc. During his period as an injection mold designer at a small tooling company, he gained experience regarding machining processes of metal products, add on about ten years’ experience of designing compact flanges and clamp connectors, and you will see a complete professional.

Where others think that everything seems stuck, Marc, finds the solution.

Yunus Naqvi


Yunus has several years of international experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, including business development, project management and procurement.He has worked for many years in other industries as well.

Yunus adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure and adjusts plans to meet changing needs. He breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues and he understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
Yunus has a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Jan Inge Runningen


Jan Inge is the CEO at TP. Being the son of one of the founders of TP as well as SPO, Jan Inge «grew up with» the development of Clamp Connectors and Compact Flange technology. He started up at SPO as an apprentice in 1981 and was the SPO Production Manager when he left SPO to become the CEO at TP in 2002.

TPC is well equipped to serve the market with products that possess high quality and the right price. There are quite simply no better expertise in the world when it comes to the manufacture of compact flanges and their seal rings.

TPC together with TP are overall prepared to serve the market with products, which have both high quality and the correct price. In short, when it comes to expertise within Compact Flange and Clamp Connector technologies, you will not find any better.