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Dr. Andreas Strecker was named CFO, Deutz AG. (Photo: Deutz)

Deutz Names Strecker CFO

, and will assume responsibility for Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources and Information Services from 1 April 2018. He succeeds former CFO Dr. Margarete Haase, 64, whose contract ends on April 30 2018. Dr. Strecker previously worked in managerial positions in the Bus and Controlling units of the Daimler Group, most notably for many years as the President and CEO of Daimler Buses North America. More recently, he was the CFO at Novoferm Group for four years, before becoming CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach and working as a strategic consultant. “We are delighted to have appointed someone as our

Morgan Fanberg (Photo: Glosten)

Glosten Taps Fanberg as President

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed Morgan Fanberg, PE as president.Fanberg, who has over two decades of experience with the firm, will succeed Glosten’s fifth president, John Springer III, PE.Fanberg has led Glosten’s Marine Engineering Group since 2009 and was instrumental in growing the firm’s mechanical capabilities and leading the development of the firm’s Electrical Engineering Group.

Andrea Maserati (Photo: Louis Dreyfus Company)

Louis Dreyfus Names Maserati as COO

Louis Dreyfus Company has named Andrea Maserati as Chief Operating Officer and former Edesia head Ian McIntosh as Chief Strategy Officer as part of a management reshuffle.As the "D" in the "ABCD" quartet of trading houses, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) dominates global agricultural commodity trading alongside Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill.All have been reorganizing in response to a period of high supply and reduced price volatility that have eroded margins for buying, selling and shipping agricultural goods."As Group COO, (Andrea Maserati) will continue to strengthen

François Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

With effect on 2 April, François Dupont is appointed Director of the International Trade department at Naval Group. He will oversee all the areas in which Naval Group has prospective customers. He reports to Alain Guillou, Executive Vice President, Development.   International development represents a major challenge for Naval Group, whose international sales should represent 50% of its revenues by 2020, compared to a third currently. François Dupont joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

 LOC Group has today announced the appointment of Dr RV Ahilan to the position of joint CEO, alongside Jerome Rutler.   Ahilan brings a strong strategic and technical understanding of LOC's key offshore markets to the leadership team. Over a 30-year career in maritime, oil and gas and renewable energy consulting, Ahilan served as Executive Vice President of the Renewables Advisory Division at DNV GL, President of GL Garrad Hassan and MD of GL Noble Denton in Americas and Europe before he joined LOC Group in February 2016.   Commenting on his appointment, Ahilan said: "We must

Appointment of Dorothy Thompson CBE as non-executive Chair of Tullow Oil plc Photo Tullow Oil

Thompson takes over from Founder Heavey, Tullow Oil

 Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announced the appointment of Dorothy Thompson as independent non-executive Director and Chair-designate of Tullow with effect from the conclusion of the Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 25 April 2018. It is anticipated Thompson will succeed Aidan Heavey, Tullow’s current Chairman and Founder, as Chair at the conclusion of the Board meeting scheduled for 20 July 2018. Aidan will retire from the Board at the same time.   Thompson (57) brings extensive experience to Tullow having served for 12 years as CEO of Drax Group plc, the

Beth McCague (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO

Experienced financial executive Beth McCague has been tapped to serve at Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).McCague, who has been serving as an advisor to JAXPORT’s CEO and finance group, will assume responsibility for the port’s budget and accounting, treasury, payroll, procurement, economic forecasting/planning, and external auditing functions effective May 7, 2018. She will also oversee JAXPORT’s $600 million capital program and will be JAXPORT’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.Prior to joining

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

Xodus Group’s Perth office has won more than A$3.5 million (£2million) in new contracts over the last six months.   Xodus’ Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has had significant success in the growth of its decommissioning business, both in Australia and South-East Asia, where the company has established relationships with several key players. The company has also enhanced its digital production optimization and monitoring tools.   With the success, Xodus has increased its workforce locally and appointed Simon Allison as operations director for the APAC region.   Allison

Photo courtesy of MTL

WEC, MTL Partnership Saves 135 Engineering Jobs

 WEC Group has funded a partnership deal to acquire the business and certain assets of metal manufacturing specialist MTL Group out of administration, saving 135 jobs. The Administrators of MTL Group Limited chose the deal offered by WEC Group as the best option. It will allow the South Yorkshire company to move forward with WEC as a new force in the U.K.’s fabrication and engineering sector. MTL Group encountered difficulties on a large overseas defence contract which resulted in losses and cash flow problems. Despite best efforts to secure new investment or a sale of the company

Richard Smith, CEO

Smith Appointed Ferguson Group CEO

Ferguson Group announced the appointment of Richard Smith to lead its executive team.   This appointment follows on from the acquisition of Ferguson Group by the global supply-chain logistics company, Brambles Limited, in September 2014.   Richard Smith will act as Chief Executive Officer of Ferguson Group during the period of transition into Brambles, and reports to Jason Rabbino, Group President of Brambles’ Containers segment.   Smith joined the Ferguson Group in 2012 as Group Finance Director and has played an important role as a member of the company’s Board of

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and Tor E. Svensen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Rejigs Top Deck

DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President.  Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting August 1, 2015.   Ørbeck-Nilssen has served as COO and Senior Vice President of DNV GL’s Maritime business area since 2013. He will now take on the new role as CEO and continue to operate out of the maritime headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.   Tor E. Svensen has been the CEO and President of DNV GL - Maritime

Peter Norborg (Photo: Clipper Group)

Norborg Steps in as Clipper Group CEO

Clipper Group has appointed Peter Norborg new Group CEO, succeeding current chief Frank G. Jensen, who will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. Norborg will commence work in Clipper on April 1, 2016.   Norborg, 49, comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer at Switzerland-based open hatch/dry bulk company Gearbulk, a position he has held since 2012. Before that, he spent 14 years at D/S Norden, latest as Executive Vice President and Head of Dry Cargo division. Peter holds an EMBA from IMD Business School. He is presently living in Switzerland with his family, but will

Dene Heywood

3sun Group Appoints Commercial Director

3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has appointed Dene Heywood as commercial director. Operating in the oil and gas and wind sectors both onshore and offshore, 3sun Group is an established supplier of control panels for offshore oil and gas subsea and platform applications, as well as the installation, inspection and maintenance of wind turbines. Dene Heywood joins 3sun Group after 14 years as group finance director and company secretary for Gardline Shipping Ltd where he contributed to identifying and developing areas of growth within the

Capt. Deepak Arora Photo Elektrans Shipping

Arora Promoted to MD of Elektrans Shipping

Elektrans Group has promoted Capt. Deepak Arora to Managing Director of Elektrans Shipping Pvt. Ltd. Arora has been with the Elektrans Group for four years during which he has served in several executive positions within Elektrans. Arora will take the helm and lead the group's shipping portfolio, which is going through a phase of consolidation, organizational adjustment, internationalism as rapidly expansion of its tanker owned fleet. Arora will report directly to the Group CEO of Elektrans Group.  

Evac Names Rudling President, Offshore and Merchant

Evac Group has appointed Claes Rudling as global Business Area President, Offshore and Merchant, effective January 23, 2017. Rudling will continue as CEO of Uson Marine, which was acquired by Evac Group in December 2016.   Rudling is a member of the Evac Group Management Team. He is based in Stockholm and reports to Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group.   Evac Group is aprovider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.

Stephan Schaller (Photo: Voith Group)

Schaller Takes Over as Head of the Voith Group

As of April 1, 2018, Stephan Schaller has begun in his role as head of the Corporate Board of Management at Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA and will lead the international technology company. He succeeds the long-serving head of the Board, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who, at the age of 67, is retiring as planned. Schaller has supported Voith since 2015 as a member of Voith’s Shareholders’ Committee. Schaller has many years of international experience in various sectors and industries outside Voith. In the course of his career he has been employed in multiple management and leadership positions at

Alan Semple, chief financial officer of the Wood Group

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

  Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years.   Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting. To ensure effective

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