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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Jesse Spence (Photo: Noise Control Engineering)

Spence Takes over as Noise Control Engineering President

acoustic and vibration problems. He has been principal investigator and project manager on a multitude of marine projects requiring airborne noise, vibration, underwater noise, dynamic stress and other specialized predictions, measurements and assessments. In his time at NCE, Spence has developed acoustic solutions for platform supply vessels, offshore patrol vessels, ferries, large and small military vessels, research vessels, dredgers, drillships, drilling and production platforms, high-speed catamarans, tugboats, cruise vessels and other vessel types.   Spence takes over the role from NCE&rsquo

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

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

 The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200 percent in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, said it will leverage Parpala’s vast experience and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.    Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion)

Transas CEO Frank Coles. (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Honored

Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles won ‘gold’ in the Most Influential People of the Year category of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards, an award which acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age. The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program based in San Francisco that honors the Best Companies, Products, Innovations, Management Teams, Executives and Influencers from around the globe. A master mariner and maritime lawyer by training, Coles was selected by the Golden Bridge judging

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

Andy Warder (Photo: Pharos Offshore)

Pharos Offshore Names Warder COO

Pharos Offshore announced Andy Warder has joined the team as Chief Operations Officer with immediate effect.   Warder joins Pharos with over 25 years’ experience in the offshore industry holding senior and executive management positions with a track record of successfully growing his business units and providing strong support and solutions to Clients predominantly throughout the Asia Pacific regions.  

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

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

Matt Corbin (Photo: Sparrows)

Corbin Joins Sparrows Group as European Director

Sparrows Group has appointed Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.   Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas.  Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and

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

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.

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced Sven Thy Christensen has joined the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at

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