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David C. Lawler,- Credit: BP

BP Names Next BP America Chief

Tulane University. He joined bp from SandRidge Energy, a U.S.-based oil and gas independent, where he had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.Susan Dio, a 36-year veteran of bp who has served as BP America chairman and president since 2018, will retire later this year. A chemical engineer by training, she led the company through a dynamic period, including the rebuilding of bp's U.S. headquarters in Houston after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and the response to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. "Dio rose through the ranks during a remarkable career, serving previously

Don E. Wallette - Image Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips CFO Retires After 39 Years with the Company

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 in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Oklahoma City University.Ryan Lance, chairman, and chief executive officer: "I want to thank Don for his many contributions over the course of his distinguished

Dawn Summers - Credit: Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea Appoints New COO

for Global Operations, HSE & Engineering, Sector Leadership Organisational Change Lead, BP Macondo Crisis Response Project General Manager and several operational, engineering and project leadership positions in Houston, London, Azerbaijan and the North Sea region. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University and Executive Operations Leadership from MIT Sloane School of Management.“We are very pleased that Dawn will join Wintershall Dea. She will strengthen the management team and the company with her extensive international and operational experience on our

Michael Madely (Photo: Ecochlor)

Madely Joins Ecochlor as VP of Global Service

. As Vice President – Global Services, Madely will work alongside Ecochlor’s CEO Steve Candito to implement procedures and resources to promote scaling and optimize efficiency in the organization. Madely will also lead and manage the operation and growth of the Global Service Support and Chemical Supply Operations to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding vessel fleet

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

25 years with Advanced Polymer Coatings. In 1994 he was approached by Don Keehan, Chairman of Advanced Polymer Coatings, to further develop the Marine Coatings industry with APC’s MarineLINE high-performance coating. Today MarineLINE is the industry leader in high performance coatings for the chemical tanker industry.APC President David Keehan says, “Joe Harrington has had a remarkable track record of 59 years in the coatings industry.  We thank Joe for his excellent service to APC and our MarineLINE customers.”Mr. Harrington’s first position in the coatings business was

“The iDiver, a Remotely Operated Robotic Diver , performs underwater inspections on vessels and underwater structures, hence eliminating the need for divers to perform hazardous tasks under water.” (Photo: Keppel)

Keppel Wins 18 Awards at WSH 2019

in place of human divers, and the "Smart Robot", which automates inspections of bus-bar systems located in trenches. Using the Smart Robot has reduced the manpower required for each inspection from eight workers to two and has achieved a 95% reduction in man hours required.The "Smart Chemical Handling" project team at Keppel Merlimau Cogen designed a device to tackle the risk of chemicals being transferred to wrong tanks, preventing adverse chemical reactions that would cause major disruptions to operations.At Keppel Logistics, technicians no longer need to work in narrow spaces

“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining a values-driven culture,” said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor. Photo: Vigor

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

, owned by Stellex Capital, is a leading provider of full-range ship maintenance, repair, and modernization services to the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia. MHI also provides hull cleaning, ship husbandry services, underwater painting and inspections, wastewater treatment, and chemical cleaning services globally. MHI is one of the only private shipyards in Norfolk that can service large surface combatants and amphibious ships

Per Ekmann. Photo: Uni-Tankers

Ekmann Named CEO of Uni-Tankers

plan, and at the same time exploit market opportunities,” said  owner of the company Torben Østergaard-Nielsen on the appointment of Uni-Tankers’ new CEOHe added: “Per brings many years of experience in shipping, and a deep insight in Uni-Tankers’ niche area within chemical tankers. This combined with the fact that Per has already been part of the Uni-Tankers executive board for several years gives him an in-depth understanding of the company’s business model and potential.”The Danish tanker owner is busy gearing for the future and positioning itself in

Martijn Bergink (Photo: Framo)

Bergink takes over as Framo CEO

Sameer Kalra has passed the helm of pumping system manufacturer Framo over to new CEO Martijn Bergink.Bergink will be based in Bergen, Norway. Formerly President of Business Unit Boiler and Gas System at Alfa Laval, he has held various positions within Alfa Laval since 1998. Educated as a chemical engineer, Bergink holds an McS degree in Chemistry.Kalra, the former Framo CEO moves across to parent company Alfa Laval as the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group Management.

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

Director U.K, Hunt will be responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic business growth into new and existing markets, technology-led operations and HSEQ performance.Hunt has previously held senior leadership roles spanning over four decades within the international nuclear, thermal, petro-chemical, process, industrial and manufacturing industries. He graduated from Dudley and Reid Kerr Technical Colleges, as well as The Welding Institute in Cambridge. Furthermore, he attended Cranfield University where he studied project management

Mia Vikner (Photo: MJP)

Vikner Joins MJP as COO

in various roles within Uson Marine Group, where she most recently held the post of CEO at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With over ten years of experience in the marine industry, Mia is well versed in operations management and quality control.Vikner holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She lives near Stockholm with her husband and three children and enjoys recreational boating in her free time. 

The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya. Photo: PIB, Govt of India.

Number of Indian Seafarers Jump by 42.3%

The number of seafarers in India has seen an unprecedented growth of 42.3% due to various policy level changes brought in by the Government in the last four years, said a Minister in India.According to Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Chemical & Fertilizer, from 108,446 seafarers in 2013, India now has 154,349 seafarers. India now provides 9.35% of the global seafarers and ranks 3rd in the list of the largest seafarer supplying nations in the world.At present, there are 17 lakhs seafarers globally including the 154,349 Indian seafarers. The Maritime

Chembulk Tankers Hires Two SVPs

positions of Senior Vice President of Trading – West and Senior Vice President of Trading - East. The two will be responsible for oversite of fleet allocation, chartering and client relationships in their respective hemispheres reporting directly to Chief Commercial Officer Steve Laino.Allen, a chemical tanker trader with nearly two decades of experience both at sea and ashore in commercial and operational roles, was most recently Vice President of Chartering at Fairfield Chemical Carriers.Peerless, a veteran of the Asian markets, has three decades’ experience in the commercial trading side

Laino Named Chembulk CCO

, based out of the Southport office and responsible for all facets of our commercial strategy worldwide, including chartering, projects and client relations.  Laino comes to Chembulk with more than two decades of diverse experience in the maritime transportation industry, with experience in the chemical tanker sector.  Laino has held roles in operations both at sea and ashore, in commercial capacities as a tanker broker, projects broker and shipowner.  Most recently, Laino held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Chemical Transportation Group (CTG), which he founded together with two

Vanta E. Coda II (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

Ports of Indiana Names Coda CEO

managed sales and marketing for Indiana-based American Commercial Barge Lines.Coda began his career in Chicago with the Illinois Central Railroad, eventually becoming director of marketing and sales following its merger with the CN railroad. Having played a key role in CN's strategic planning for chemical transport, he was hired by the Westlake Group of Companies in 2000 to manage logistics for its vinyl subsidiary. Five years later, he was recruited by American Commercial Lines to be director of regional sales, managing an international portfolio that included expansion of its project cargo business

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

and growing strategic new markets. Having previously been Xodus’ general manager in Scotland, he is maintaining an active technical role in projects, including project management.   Allison has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years after graduating with honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. After starting his career as a process engineer, he later specialized in the field of flow assurance.   Xodus Group will be presenting with Origin Energy on ‘The effective use of data analytics in an advanced compressor performance and degradatio

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge is the new CFO at Stolt-Nielsen (Photo: Stolt-Nielsen)

Stolt-Nielsen Names Grüner-Hegge CFO

as Director of Tanker Projects for Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2007, where he was responsible for capital investment projects, including the sale and purchase of ships.  Before that he was General Manager, Stolt NYK Asia-Pacific Service (SNAPS), a joint venture chemical tanker company based in Singapore.  Grüner-Hegge received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   In addition to serving as CFO of Stolt-Nielsen for the last

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