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Katarina Lindström (Photo: Hempel)

Lindström Joins Hempel as COO

lead sustainability in the coatings industry,” she says. “I’m very excited to be part of that.”As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel says it is investing in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Lindström will be responsible for many of these initiatives.Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel, comments, “Katarina is a strong addition to our team. It is important to us to take a leading position in the industry within market-driven innovation and sustainability

John Harris / Credit: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as maintain control of adjusting across the greater SEA and Asia Pacific region. He will report to AqualisBraemar’s CEO, David Wells.Harris has been promoted internally to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "He is a chartered quantity surveyor and arbitrator

Don E. Wallette - Image Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips CFO Retires After 39 Years with the Company

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips on Wednesday announced the retirement of Don E. Wallette, Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer after a 39-year career with the company. Wallette’s retirement is effective on Aug. 31, 2020.William (Bill) L. Bullock, Jr., currently president, Asia Pacific Middle East, will assume the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer on Sept. 1, 2020. Bullock has more than 34 years of experience in leading engineering, operations, commercial and business development functions across the company. Bullock has a bachelor’s degree

David Cox (Photo: MatthewsDaniel)

MatthewsDaniel Names Cox as CEO

of the business through those three decades will now act as a Special Advisor.Cox started his career as a Subsea Engineer in 2001 with BBP Technical Services and began his career as a Loss Adjuster when he joined MatthewsDaniel in 2006.  Based in Singapore for seven years as the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, he returned to London in 2016 as Managing Director for Europe in 2018. Since 2019 he has held this role alongside that of Group Chief Operating Officer.Cox is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, graduating from University College London (UCL)

Masato Yamada - Image Credit: MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

Offshore wind turbine specialist MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as Regional Manager Asia Pacific to facilitate broader growth across the region.The company, a joint venture between Denmark's Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said Wednesday Yamada would oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region. He was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus, Denmark, and will now be based in MHI Vestas’ Tokyo office."Mr. Yamada has been with MHI Vestas since the formation of the joint venture between the two parent

Katarina Lindström (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel Taps Lindström as COO

Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board.As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Lindström will be responsible for driving many of these initiatives.Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel. “We’re an ambitious company on a strong growth curve. Our target is to double Hempel in five years, and we remain on track. We want to lead the industry

Erno Tenhunen (Photo: Danfoss)

Danfoss Editron Appoints Tenhunen as Marine Director

a growing number of vessels in the marine industry. Significant projects delivered this year include the Ellen E-ferry in Denmark, which is the world’s most powerful fully-electric ferry, while the company also provided the electric power equipment for two workboats operating on the Miyun Reservoir, Asia-Pacific’s largest artificial lake

Photo: ITF

ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Thailand.ITF has seen a significant increase in seafarers requesting assistance from countries without an inspector or contact, in recent years.Attempting to resolve these requests is often challenging due to several factors, including the local political context and the effectiveness of maritime authorities.To address this problem the ITF initiated a project in 2018 to create a network of contacts

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

of Mr. Sandeep Seth as President.  Seth first joined Goltens in 2002 and has steadily climbed the ranks, serving in positions of progressively increasing responsibility.  Seth will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.Seth has most recently served as the Vice President Asia Pacific and Vice President Finance of Goltens Worldwide.  In these positions, he has overseen the operational, business development and financial aspects of the organization in the Asia Pacific region.  Seth began his career at Goltens as a Regional Controller Asia, then served as Regional Controller

Ken Loke (Photo: KVH Industries)

KVH Appoints Loke VP Asia Pacific

KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) said that Ken Loke has been named Vice President – Asia Pacific, to direct all initiatives for KVH in this  region. Loke has extensive experience in satellite and managed services with top companies active in the telecommunications and maritime industries. KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbandsm services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.Prior to joining KVH, Loke held the positions of chief commercial officer and chief executive officer for Eutelsat – Asia Pacific, and senior vice

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts as its new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to expand its services in Brazil, has worked throughout the globe in Canada, Africa, United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), Europe and Asia Pacific.MTL is a specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station FPSO repair, naval architectural and equipment solutions. MTL’s unique approach to delivering safety, value and quality is founded upon a deep understanding of the specific

Stephan Dimke (Photo: Britannia Maritime Consultants)

Britannia Maritime appoints Hammond, Dimke

Dimke will provide technical support for digital navigation issues.Hammond brings a formidable track record and experience to Britannia, having worked in marine claims both for shipping companies, and more recently as the claims manager for an International Group P&I club with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.Hammond’s skills are already in demand, particularly from companies with limited in - house capability, but also hull/P&I insurers that need ad hoc support/assistance.Stephan Dimke, formerly of ECDIS pioneer company TRANSAS and currently the managing director of Chartworld Asia

Pic: North P&I Club

McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

office in 2010.In July 2019, Mike Hustler will relocate to Singapore from North’s Newcastle upon Tyne headquarters to their Singapore office. As part of the 16-strong Singapore based team, this new role reflects the Club’s commitment to the development and growth of its membership across Asia Pacific. In this new role, Hustler will work closely with Emma Liddell who continues to underwrite for the Asia Pacific region from Newcastle.Paul Jennings, North’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The new appointments and changes to roles within the underwriting team reflect North&rsquo

Image: Atlas Professionals

Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

Atlas Professionals has extended permanent recruitment and executive search services for the offshore wind industry to the Asia Pacific region."With the offshore renewables industry surging ahead as countries aim to achieve their climate targets, clients all over the world – and definitively in the Asia Pacific region  – are increasingly looking to recruit professionals for permanent roles," pointed out offshore specialist recruiter.The offshore wind sector in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is growing at a remarkable rate. The APAC offshore wind capacity will rise mainly in

Simon Hird (Photo: i-Tech 7)

i-Tech 7 Taps Hird as APAC Director

Subsea 7’s life of field business unit i-Tech 7 has appointed Simon Hird as its new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be based in the company’s Perth office.Hird brings to the position more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey where he was business unit director responsible for managing activity in the Asia-Pacific region.Hird spent the majority of his career in

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors.Lars Bergström, GAC’s Group Vice President, Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent, said Ravi’s appointment comes against the backdrop of an optimistic outlook for Sri Lanka’s maritime and logistics sectors.GAC provides ship supply services off port limit Galle and ship-to-ship transfer services in Sri Lanka. It handles all types of vessels

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