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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Marc Ashton (Photo: Matson)

Matson Promotes Ashton

U.S.-based ocean carrier Matson announced it has promoted Marc Ashton to the role of Director, Equipment, Vehicle and Reefer Operations.Ashton will be responsible for planning and directing all container equipment positioning efforts, including container equipment fleet, equipment control, asset management, and inland logistics departments, throughout the Matson network. He will also manage Matson’s company-wide vehicle operations and all processes and systems related to automobiles, rolling stock and refrigerated cargo.Ashton joined Matson in 1997 as superintendent, terminal operations

Martin Gilbert - Credit: OGTC

OGTC Names New Chair

Aberdeen-based research and technology organization the Oil & Gas Technology Centre has appointed Martin Gilbert as its new Chair.Gilbert succeeds Archie Kennedy who has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the OGTC since it was established in February 2017.Gilbert was a founding director of Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983 and was instrumental in its £11bn merger with Standard Life in 2017, when he became co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen.Welcoming Gilbert's appointment, Colette Cohen, CEO of OGTC said:"We’re excited to welcome Martin to the Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

Charles "Chuck" Davison as CEO of the company.Sugahara, a third-generation family member at Fairfield Maxwell, is a Senior Vice President and the Treasurer of the company. Prior to joining Fairfield in 2004, he served as an Associate in the Hedge Fund Investments Group at Credit Suisse Asset Management and an Analyst in the Private Wealth Management division of Credit Suisse First Boston. Sugahara is the Chairman of the Sugahara Family Ownership Board, the Chairman of SpeedPro Imaging, the Chairman of Great American Lines, the Chairman of Fairfield-Maxwell Services and a former Director of

Left to right: Jon Beatty and Greg Hammond (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Makes Two Key Appointments

on the StarNet business unit director role having been with the business for more than 13 years. During this time, he has been instrumental in StarNet’s development, most recently as business development manager. Previously, Hammond supported the development of iSite, StarNet’s visual asset management solution

Dean Lembke (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names Lembke Facilities Manager

Port Authority has hired Dean Lembke as its new facilities manager. He will serve as the agency’s liaison with tenants, service and government agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of all Port Authority-owned land, structures, equipment and other assets.Lembke will be responsible for establishing cost-effective, environmentally sound asset-management programs for all Port Authority properties. He also will work closely with the executive director and CFO on long-range planning with regard to capital improvement programs and new construction projects

Reed Peré (Photo: Danos)

Leadership Changes at Danos

of successful project operations worldwide, providing integrated project support for customers’ onshore and offshore activity.Callahan joined Danos in 2013 as director, and later vice president, of finance and administration. With nearly three decades of experience in finance, risk management, asset management and procurement, he has held executive leadership positions in the telecommunication and ship repair industries.The moves of Peré and Callahan have created additional organizational changes, allowing for 12 Danos team members to take on new positions within the company.Among these new

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)

Teekay Offshore Partners Appoints Interim CFO

Cowan join as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd., a management services company that provides services to the Partnership’s subsidiaries while the company conducts a search for a permanent CFO.Cowan holds the position of Senior Vice President, Energy, at Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield became a co-sponsor of the Partnership in September 2017, when it made a significant investment in the Teekay Offshore Group in order to acquire 60 percent of the outstanding common units of Teekay Offshore and a 49 percent interest in Teekay Offshore GP LLC.Cowan brings 15 years

Andrea Maserati (Photo: Louis Dreyfus Company)

Louis Dreyfus Names Maserati as COO

Senior Leadership Team with the aim of exploring new growth opportunities, it said.Additional appointees include several members of LDC’s existing Executive Group, as well as Ian McIntosh who was appointed LDC Chief Strategy Officer.McIntosh joined LDC in 1986 and left in 2008 to set up Edesia Asset Management, part of the Louis Dreyfus Group, serving as CEO and Chief Investment Officer until its closure.LDC said last year it was winding down Edesia as part of its drive to focus on trading and processing of agricultural goods."The newly appointed members of our Senior Leadership Team bring a

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

earlier last year by the ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors in Duqm/Oman.   Prior to his role at ODC, Said was providing leadership and governance for the Executive Management of OTTCO since February 2014. With the 21 years extensive experience in construction, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play constructive role in the development. Said occupied significant positions at Petroleum

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Announces Executive Leadership Changes

worldwide, providing integrated total project support for customers’ onshore and offshore activity.   Callahan joined Danos in 2013 as director — and later, vice president — of finance and administration. He has nearly three decades of experience in finance, risk management, asset management and procurement, and has held executive leadership positions in the telecommunication and ship repair industries. A resident of Lockport, Callahan serves on the board of Restore or Retreat, a coastal advocacy group, and is a former chairman of the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor&rs

Paul Haycock (Photo: BMT)

Haycock to Lead Business Development at BMT

by Naval Air Adviser to the UK Trade & Industry Defense and Security Organization.  As Business Development Lead at BMT Asset Performance, Haycock will be responsible for seeking out and building long-term relationships with clients operating in the Surface Systems market who require Asset Management solutions

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

tasked with pushing improvement within Vryhof’s technology, management systems and engineering capabilities. In particular, he will support Vryhof in strengthening its mooring equipment technologies, with a focus on new connectors, tools, torque management systems, risk assessment software and asset management systems.   Based in the Netherlands and as Commercial Director, Mochet’s responsibilities will be to grow the Vryhof Anchors business worldwide as well as serve existing clients. He brings an extended network of potential partners and customers for the floating production and floating

James Reed (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Reed Joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

, project manager, construction manager and quality assurance/quality control manager for planning, design and construction of marine terminals, waterfront structures, gate facilities, terminal buildings, pavements, utilities and rail transportation projects. His expertise also includes strategic asset management and conducting facility condition assessments for ports, military and municipal facilities. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he held project and program management positions with other maritime and international engineering firms in the Pacific Northwest.   A licensed professional

Bruce Burrows (Photo: CMC)

Burrows Named President of Chamber of Marine Commerce

region and our coastal communities. Building strong relationships with North American government, business and community stakeholders will be paramount to achieving that goal.”   Burrows started his career at Canadian Pacific holding successively senior roles in the areas of marketing, asset management and government relations across Canada and in the U.K. He was vice-president and acting President and CEO of the Rail Association of Canada between 2000 and 2013, where among other achievements he improved cross-border operations for rail with a new Canada/U.S. border action plan. He is currently

Photo: National Maritime (NMDG)

UK Minister Calls for Investment in Maritime

product for ships. She discussed her work to help cut emissions from shipping to help clean up UK waters and the creation of an exciting new London-based shipyard in the Royal Albert Docks.   Delegates were offered a fascinating insight into the Thames Tideway Tunnel project by Roger Bailey, Asset Management Director, Tideway. London’s ‘super sewer’ is the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry and will create thousands of jobs during its estimated eight year construction.    The day concluded with a topical debate between expert academics

Stephen Bolton (Photo: Bibby Marine Services Limited)

Bibby Marine Services Names Bolton Operations Director

the build and the ongoing management of the vessel as well as the strategic development of our business.      Bolton is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (Leeds) with a Master of Business Administration (Henley). He has also published many thought leadership articles on Offshore Wind Asset management. 

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