Stam Achillas is the Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions at Wärtsilä Services Switzerland, where he is spearheading the commercialisation and business growth of 2-stroke decarbonisation solutions globally.
Growing up in a seafaring family, Stam started his career on board vessels as a marine engineer officer. Following further education in Mechanical & Marine Engineering, he entered the field of diesel engine development with Cummins and later led production and service departments in the defence industry with Kraus-Maffei Wegmann. As a senior project manager with WinGD (formerly Wärtsilä Switzerland) and subsequently with AVL in Austria he led the development and productization of 2-stroke and 4-stroke diesel and dual fuel engines for marine and power generation applications.
Before re-joining Wärtsilä, Stam transitioned into more commercial roles with ABB Turbo Systems (currently Accelleron), heading the global product management function for the 2-stroke turbocharging solutions portfolio.