Leadership team

Hans Peter Havdal


Hans Peter has been a member of the Board of Directors of Hexagon Composites since April 2020, and joined Hexagon Composites as COO in March 2023, and as CEO of Hexagon Agility in April. He has broad international experience from the manufacturing and automotive industries, including as CEO of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, and as Division manager at Semcon International, a global consulting company. Hans Peter holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Andrew Griffiths


Andrew Griffiths joined Agility as Chief Financial Officer in 2014 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2019. Previously, his positions included Chief Financial Officer of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. and Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University, England and is both a chartered accountant and certified public accountant (inactive).

Eric Bippus

EVP Sales & Systems Development

Eric Bippus joined Agility as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing in 2016. He has over 16 years of global sales and marketing experience in the automotive and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. Prior to joining Agility, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., which manufactures and distributes vehicle emissions control products. Eric earned a BA degree in Management from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business, Troy, Michigan.

Athena Wong

SVP Human Resources

Athena Wong joined Agility in 2017. She is responsible for creating innovative ways to grow our culture, engage all employees, and build global, scalable people systems that support our dynamic company. Prior to Agility, she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Sunny Delight Beverages Co. Athena holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University.

Kurt Nielsen

SVP Global Operations

Kurt Nielsen has held several functional areas at Agility since joining the Company in 2014 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations. Previously, he served as Director Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain at Republic Services, a leader in the waste management industry. Kurt has over 30 years of experience in areas of product manufacturing and service delivery. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from Kent State University.

Chet Dawes

SVP Global Cylinder Engineering

Chet Dawes was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Cylinder Engineering in 2016. He had previously served as Vice President of the CNG Automotive Products business unit under Hexagon and held various management capacities with Hexagon Lincoln since 2007. Prior to joining Hexagon Lincoln, he had automotive industry experience in the Detroit metro area with AVL and Delphi in disciplines of combustion analysis, engine control strategies and engine calibrations holding both engineering, sales and consultancy roles since 2000. He holds a BSME degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Karen Romer

SVP Communication & Marketing

Karen Romer joined Hexagon in April 2020. She has previously held roles at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Aker Solutions, Statoil Fuel & Retail/Couche-Tard and Lindorff, overseeing global corporate communications, public relations, marketing and CSR. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Fordham University.

Eirik Løhre

VP Strategy

Eirik Løhre joined Hexagon in May 2021 with 7 years of previous experience from corporate finance at SEB and Nordea. Eirik holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Norwegian School of Business (BI).