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Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

algorithms for the AquaPix SAS imaging and bathymetry software. He also invented Kraken’s AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log, participated in numerous sea trials and was the principal investigator for a multi-year DRDC funded project on repeat-pass interferometry.Previously Dr. Dillon was a control systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace, a flight test instrumentation engineer at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) Flight Research Laboratory and a research officer in guidance, navigation and control at NRC. He developed the inertial/GPS navigation system and Kalman filtering software

Derek Lynch joins Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Hires Lynch

brings with him more than 25 years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems, including maritime software developer Sea Information Systems, Nautronix where he was Vice President Sales for Dynamic Positioning and Vessel Control Systems, GNSS service provider Veripos and most recently, Positioneering, where he was a founding member of the company set up to pioneer new

Autonomous shipping company Massterly has appointed Tom Eystø (left) as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the company's board (Photo: Massterly)

Autonomous Shipping Firm Massterly Appoints Top Brass

Per Brinchmann as chair of the Massterly board.Announced on April 3, 2018 as a new joint venture company between Norwegian ship owner Wilhelmsen and systems and solutions provider KONGSBERG, Massterly sets out to offer a complete value chain for autonomous vessels, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.“Autonomy will revolutionize shipping and the industry will need technical and operational support from expert organizations such as Massterly if the full economic and environmental benefits are to be realized,” said Eystø, who is

Alan Broxson

Danos Names Broxson Division Manager

Danos recently named Alan Broxson, a 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, manager of the company’s new Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Division. Earlier this month, Danos acquired I&E company API Control System Solutions (API).  Broxson has been charged with leading the API integration into the Danos organization and leveraging the companies’ resources to expand I&E capabilities and offerings. Prior to joining Danos, Broxson, held senior-level management positions with CAMCO, Baker Hughes, NATCO and Weatherford in the U.S., United Kingdom, Middle East

Leavitt tapped to head Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Business

; Leavitt will have executive responsibility for all Maritime Systems programs and products. He will lead all domestic and international programs within the Maritime Systems business area to include naval radars, electronic warfare capabilities, navigation systems, machinery controls, and power and control systems. Leavitt joined the company in 2007 as manager, Surface Navy Futures. In 2010, he was appointed director, Maritime Sensors and Shipboard Integration, and served in that role until his present appointment. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Leavitt served 21 years as a surface warfare officer

Trident to Acquire Callenberg

insulation systems for commercial and government vessels around the world.  It is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and employs approximately 900 employees in 14 countries. Trident is an independent provider of turnkey marine joiner, distributed, electro-mechanical, and power, propulsion and control systems and solutions for government and commercial customers both in the U.S. and internationally.  Completion of the sale is expected to take place later in 2016

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Greensea, creator of the universal marine industry operating platform OPENSEA, has hired Geoffrey Abbott as its new robotics engineer, responsible for advancing Greensea’s user interface and vehicle control systems for original equipment manufacturer products.   As a robotics engineer at Greensea, Abbott will help further the company’s ability to easily integrate, configure and deploy its technology across vehicles and sensors in the marine industry.   Abbott was previously a software development manager at MyWebGrocer, where he led a team in the Rapid Application Development

Brett Lestrange (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Names Lestrange UK Regional Director

has hired Brett Lestrange as its new U.K. regional director, responsible for leading the company’s U.K. sales and technical teams. He will be based in Aberdeen.   Bringing to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange joins Ashtead from HCS Control Systems where he held the position of chief executive officer. Prior to this, he was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and held a number of senior and technical positions at Expro Group, including head of subsea. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Lestrange began his career in the oil and

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Engineers Expand the Window for Installing Monopiles

closely with Rampion and its contractors, we were able to widen the safe operating window to give more flexibility to the installation process.”   In addition to this, and following an initiative from Rampion, Longitude also collaborated with the manufacturers of the crane tugger winch control system to numerically model its functionality and to develop an enhanced control system that would sense and damp down the motion of the piles.   This work was coordinated and implemented by Rampion Offshore Wind and is the first of its kind to be developed and applied to the offshore wind

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

systems and services for U.S.-based customers, including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the FAA and Department of Homeland Security. The Denmark-based Terma Group (Terma A/S) develops systems and services for defense agencies, civilian authorities, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and advanced composite aerostructures for the aircraft industry. The company has a total staff of 1,100 and realized fiscal 2013/14 revenues of $210 million. Terma maintains additional international subsidiaries and operations

Photo courtesy of EFC

EFC Group Appoints Managing Director

EFC Group, a designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring, handling and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Anand Puthran as its managing director, a newly created role for the company. Anand joins Electro-Flow Controls with more than 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in managerial positions. Anand most recently spent time with ABB in Workington where he managed the product manufacturing unit and center of excellence for ABB’s measurement product offerings to oil and gas clients.   Prior to this, he spent seven

Federico Decio (Photo: ZF)

ZF Appoints Pleasure Craft Product Manager

the opportunity to move forward in a positive way,” Decio said. “Looking forward, the market will see not only new products from ZF Marine, but exciting next generations of our existing products as well.”   With its wide product portfolio, including a range of transmissions, control systems, surface drives, propellers and sail boat propulsion and maneuvering systems, Federico Decio will focus on securing the product line’s leadership position in the market, as well as continuing to support the company’s long term growth strategy.   In assuming this new position

Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA

Siemens' Batra Elected to the NEMA Board

the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its nearly 400 member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems.  

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

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 deepwater and subsea potential

Capital improvement projects move ahead with $579 million in funding for Long Beach Port

Harbor Commission Approves Port Budget - Long Beach

positions, which include 20 in Engineering to support ongoing capital improvements, and six to enhance Port Security operations. The budget also includes funding of more than $30 million for environmental programs and projects such as technology-advancement demonstrations of a barge-based pollution-control system for ships at berth and an electric truck overhead “catenary” system. The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting

Jim Schacht (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins Marine Organization Launched

, and the new organization combines Cummins expertise in a full range of marine products and vessel integration. Cummins' product range includes propulsion and auxiliary engines from 5.9 liters to 95 liters, Cummins Onan and Cummins Marine generator sets from 5 kW to 1,250 kW, propulsion systems, control systems, new and ReCon parts and ReCon engines from 3.9 liters to 19 liters. Customer support is provided by Cummins distributors and authorized dealer network

Jennifer Lorenc (Photo: Bristol Harbor Group)

Bristol Harbor Group Hires Lorenc

;s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During her time at Webb, Lorenc completed five internships. A few of the companies she interned at include, General Dynamics, Electric Boat, where she worked in the shipyard as part of an electrical crew on Submarine Command and Control Systems Module (CCSM) and Matson, Inc., where she sailed aboard the M/V Manoa, a Matson containership as an engine cadet. Other companies included ECS Federal, Inc., JMS Naval Architects, and Vigor Fab.   Lorenc and two other Webb students completed a thesis called, A Forensic Analysis of the

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