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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Acoustic Solutions News

William Egan

Egan Named President of Institute of Acoustics

Institute – as much as possible. As a profession we have so much to be proud of. We must now spread this message and, with us about to start our 40th anniversary celebrations, this is the perfect opportunity to begin to do so.” Egan is Vice President–Global Sales at underwater acoustic solutions provider Teledyne RESON. Before joining the company in 2013 he spent 12 years at Brüel & Kjaer, the sound and vibration measurement specialist, where he held a series of senior management positions, most recently as Global Services and Solutions Director. He has been succeeded

Ioseba Tena (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Tena as Global Business Manager

of the sales and marketing process. Tena also led the recruitment and management of SeeByte’s sales and marketing team.   Commenting on his appointment, Tena said, “Over the last ten years, the industry’s witnessed how Sonardyne has expanded its product portfolio far beyond acoustic positioning to include inertial navigation, Doppler and high speed optical communications. With everything now available from one source, it’s no surprise that manufacturers of unmanned platforms are looking to integrate these solutions at the factory, and in doing so, engineer greater value

Jamie Pollard (Photo: QinetiQ)

QinetiQ Names CEO for OptaSense

QinetiQ has appointed Jamie Pollard as CEO of its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) subsidiary, OptaSense. Pollard brings over 20 years’ of experience from oilfield services company Schlumberger, where he ran and grew large global businesses and joint ventures, working across the U.K., U.S., Continental Europe and Africa. Pollard graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology.  Steve Wadey, CEO of QinetiQ said, “I am delighted to be making a positive investment in OptaSense by appointing Jamie Pollard as its CEO to augment the

Schillinger Joins RBR

RBR added Douglas Schillinger to its sales team.  Schillinger joins as RBRs Scientific Sales Representative for Atlantic Canada and East Coast US region.  Having spent the past 13 years working both for the Ocean Acoustic Lab at Dalhousie University and as a private consultant, Schillinger brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Schillinger obtained his M Sc. from Memorial University, studying ambient sound in the ocean generated by wind and precipitation; over his career he has worked as a research assistant, project manager and research associate on a range of topics including

Lars Francke Riisberg (Photo: Logimatic)

Logimatic Announces Leadership Change

IT company Logimatic Solutions A/S said it has experienced significant growth in recent years. The company has therefore appointed Lars Francke Riisberg as CEO to strengthen the management with new leadership. Although new in the position as CEO, Riisberg has been part of Logimatic's Board of Directors. For 25 years, he has been involved in the development, sale and implementation of software solutions for the maritime sector. In addition, he has an MBA in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Since the beginning of 1989, Riisberg has assisted in the development of the software known today as SERTICA.

(Photo: QA Weld Tech)

Apprentice Group Starts at QA Weld Tech

Middlesbrough provider of integrated welding and engineering solutions QA Weld Tech adds to its team of fully qualified and experienced engineers with its largest intake of apprentices since the company was established over 35 years ago.    Based at the Riverside Park Industrial Estate, the firm will deliver its apprenticeship program across multiple disciplines to the five recent appointments, as it recognizes the importance of training and developing the skillset of young people in the industry.    Speaking about the appointment of the new apprentices, Dave Pickles, Operations

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said it has appointed two leaders at its Technical Solutions division: Melanie Anderson has joined the division as vice president of human resources, and Kristine DiMarco has been named director of communications.   Anderson brings 20 years of multifunctional human resources experience supporting organizations in the government services, aerospace and defense, commercial and high technology industries. Most recently, she led human resources for the engineering business of KBRWyle, following KBR’s acquisition of Honeywell Technical Solutions, Inc.

Todd Busch (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Wins Military Sealift Command Contract

to future opportunities to support the government.”   The T-AGOS fleet includes USNS Victorious, USNS Loyal, USNS Effective, USNS Impeccable and USNS Able. The T-AGM fleet includes the USNS Invincible and USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. All seven ships use SURTASS equipment to gather undersea acoustic data around the world in support of anti-submarine warfare operations. The ships also carry electronic equipment to process and transmit data via satellite to shore stations for evaluation. Victorious is built on a small waterplane, twin-hull, or SWATH, design for greater stability at slow speeds

Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation.  Getgen owns go-to-market strategy, marketing communications and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.

From left to right: Fred Loomis and Todd Nestel (Photo: W&O)

W&O Realigns Leadership Team

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has promoted two long-time employees to Vice President as part of the company’s continued focus on providing engineered solutions, support and education to the marine industry. Fred Loomis will now serve as Vice President of Technical Sales, and Todd Nestel will serve as Vice President of Engineered Solutions.   Loomis and Nestel will work closely with W&O’s leadership team to address ongoing and evolving customer needs, such as

Ilmo Kuutti (Photo: NAPA Group)

NAPA Group Names Kuutti President

Software solution provider for ship design and operation NAPA Group (Napa Ltd.) has appointed Ilmo Kuutti as its new President.   Kuutti assumes the position from Juha Heikinheimo, who served as President of NAPA Group for five and a half years.   Kuutti holds a master’s degree in naval architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He started his career in shipyards, where he undertook various roles throughout the 1980s. Since joining NAPA in 1991, he has been taken on various leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President, NAPA for Design and Senior

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

 Aker Solutions has formally opened its new subsea manufacturing and technology plant in Curitiba, Brazil.   The facility will employ about 850 people and is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

TWMA, provider of specialized Drilling Waste Management services, is expecting its growth strategy to accelerate, with a target turnover of £200 million ($263 million) and headcount to reach 1,500 following investment from Buckthorn Partners earlier this year.    To support the strategy implementation, Tony Branch will expand his current Director role within TWMA, taking over from Ronnie Garrick as CEO. Mr Garrick expands his remit as President of the Company, focusing and leading on three key growth development areas: merger and acquisitions activity; new geographic expansion; and

Roger Holm will take the helm of Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions Business.

Wärtsilä: Holm to lead Marine Solutions

Roger Holm (43) M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 November 2015. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola.   Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the Engines organisation, responsible for Wärtsilä's engine production and R&D for the marine and energy markets. Before

Magnus Joins Kvaerners Executive Team

Sturla Magnus has been appointed new executive vice president (EVP) for Structural Solutions and responsible for Kvaerner's yard at Verdal. He will start in his new position April 1, 2017, at the latest.    Previous EVP of Structural Solutions, Sverre Myklebust stepped down as EVP for Structural Solutions at year end 2016. Ole Petter Bjartnes will be interim responsible for the product area until Magnus takes up the position.   Magnus is Norwegian and holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He comes from the position as Regional Business

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. announced the appointment of Matthew P. Hans as Vice President of the Platform Solutions Group. In this role, Hans will be responsible for profit and loss, financial management, and cost and schedule control for all Platform Solutions programs. Hans will maintain oversight of program deliverable quality in coordination with G&C technical Group Managers, as well as ensuring the professional development of program managers within the Group. The Platform Solutions Group provides ship design and naval architecture expertise to military and commercial maritime clients.

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment

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