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Hans Gieskes (Photo: Chartco)

Chartco Appoints Gieskes as Chairman

Global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as Chairman. In addition to chairing a range of companies, including the successful AXIO Data Group, Mr Gieskes has been CEO and President of organizations such as Cision – global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis - global market leader for online information and services for legal and risk-management industries.  Almost all of his career has been associated with digital technology businesses.    ChartCo

Jill Maone (Photo: SpotSee)

SpotSee Appoints Malone as Marketing Director

SpotSee, a leader in shock and vibration monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data, and parent to established brands such as ShockWatch, ShockLog and OpsWatch, announced that it has appointed Jill Malone as the company’s marketing director. In her role, Malone is the brand leader for SpotSee and is responsible for planning, development and implementation of the global marketing strategy, public relations and branding.    Malone brings more than 10 years of expertise in strategy and implementation of multi-channel digital marketing campaigns. These incorporated eCommerce

Working offshore: File photo

Norway Offshore MMO Slowdown: Aker Helps Redundant Workers

Aker Solutions says it is transferring employees to a new subsea engineering hub in Stavanger and using the Aker Advantage recruitment agency to find work for more than 200 employees impacted by the slowdown in Norway's offshore maintenance and modifications market. The company is acting proactively to ease overcapacity in its Norwegian MMO business, which is being affected by lower demand as oil companies reduce spending plans. About 100 MMO engineers will be moved to a subsea hub that's being established in Stavanger to support and ensure flawless execution of Aker Solutions' significant order

Paul Ƙstergaard (Photo: DMS)

Digital Marine Solutions Names Østergaard Executive Chairman

Digital Marine Solutions AS (DMS), the parent company of C-Map, has appointed Paul Østergaard as executive chairman. Together with the DMS board of directors and the C-Map leadership team, Østergaard will develop and implement the company’s strategic plan and lead the company in achieving its growth targets for 2017 and beyond.   Østergaard began his career as an officer with the Danish Royal Guards and then spent five years with ship-owner J. Lauritzen in commercial and operational roles in Denmark and Brazil. He worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting

Siemens to Cut Oil and Gas Jobs Amid Wider Hiring

, it said on Wednesday.   Siemens said it would realign its two business units Large Drives and Process Solutions, affecting about 2,000 jobs in Germany, mainly in Bavaria. It added that it would keep its current sites.   Worldwide, Siemens said it planned to hire at least 25,000 new employees in each of the coming years, thanks to its announced increase of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in research and development, productivity and sales.   About 3,000 of these would be in Germany, it said.    (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan

Zack Bolien (Photo: YANMAR)

Bolien Shifts to Digital Marketing at YANMAR America

Effective August 29, 2016, YANMAR America announces that Zack Bolien will transition from his current role of Parts Marketing Specialist to Digital Marketing Specialist.   The Digital Marketing Specialist is a new position for the company created in an effort to support YANMAR’s premium brand initiative, as well as to provide more solutions to customers using the latest technology. In this role, Bolien will be responsible for helping the company utilize marketing automation software to enhance online marketing efforts, managing the company’s digital assets, including the recently

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

, the larger Bureau Veritas Group is an important source of expertise and capability that will benefit our marine and offshore sector markets. We expect to continue to broaden and deepen the services we offer to these important sectors.’ With €4.55bn in revenue in 2016 and nearly 70,000 employees, Bureau Veritas is the largest testing, inspection and certification body that offers ship classification, technical and risk services to the marine and offshore markets. Through acquisitions, such as TMC and MAC in 2016, it has been growing its risk management service capabilities and portfolio

(Image: Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

WSS: Digital Solution Focus @ Norshipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) are bringing the maritime digital solutions of the future to life at Nor-Shipping. Unveiling their augmented reality (AR) project at the world’s biggest maritime show, this immersive, interactive tool enables visitors to view the company’s very latest products and systems, inside and out.   Developed in conjunction with Austrian technology company Imagination Computer Serv. GesmbH, using their AR software ‘MagicLens’, visitors will download a reader app to their phones and scan a printed image to unlock the AR system. Kjell Andre Engen

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment

Photo courtesy of  Europort

How HR Can Make Maritime Organizations Future Proof

that as ships are becoming more complex, with the drive to increase operational efficiency, modern day seafarers and workers in shipyards will need ever greater technical abilities.   In the maritime organization of today, the HR department must recognise that new generations of employees see digital solutions as the starting point for engagement with training, internal bulletins and professional development. Digital transformation is already driving many of the changes in HR, but future-proof strategies require significant development.   The Human Factor is a key theme of Europort

ABB Names Jouret Chief Digital Officer

ABB has appointed Guido Jouret as Chief Digital Officer, reporting to ABB’s CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, effective October 1, 2016. Jouret, a pioneer of the Internet of Things, will lead the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses.   Jouret is a citizen of both the United States and Belgium, with long experience in Silicon Valley. He served for 20 years at Cisco after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things division, which aims to

Azeez Mohammed (Photo: GE)

GE Appoints Mohammed as Power Conversion President & CEO

GE has announced Azeez Mohammed has been appointed President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016.  Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO, of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. He was instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, helping to position the organization as the world’s foremost digital-industrial company by launching innovative customer solutions in the power and LNG sectors. Today, he brings that experience to the Power Conversion

Abdel Ben Amara

Camcon Names Amara Business Development Manager

Camcon Oil has announced the appointment of Abdel Ben Amara as Business Development Manager for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.   Based in Dubai, Abdel will report to the Camcon CEO. He will be responsible for leading the development and sales of Camcon’s groundbreaking Digital Intelligent Artificial Lift (DIAL) solutions portfolio to oil operators in the region and for building and managing a distribution network.   Abdel joins Camcon with over 11 years’ experience in the oil, gas and manufacturing industries. He has spent the last year as Head of Business

Petey Rozands, Regional Sales Manager Nautisk New Orleans (Photo: Nautisk)

Nautisk Names Rozands New Orleans Sales Manager

Global chart distributor Nautisk has appointed a new regional sales manager for its New Orleans hub. Petey Rozands will take up management of sales and new business activity for North America and the surrounding region.   Working out of Nautisk’s New Orleans hub, Petey will work with both local and global customers providing a range of core maritime navigational solutions including POD (Print on Demand), Neptune (Nautisk’s vessel information service) and Nautisk’s digital publications library, NaviTab as well as digital and paper chart products.    With over 20

Reimelt Named Head of GE Power Conversion

for GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management president and CEO Mark Begor announced today.   Power Conversion is at the heart of generating cleaner and more efficient power for multiple industries. Ge said it is a growing business, operating in 160 locations worldwide, with more than 7,000 employees.  Under Mastrangelo’s leadership the backlog grew more than 70 percent in four years to reach $3.5 billion, being a crucial cornerstone for what will become a $13 billion Energy Management business when combined with Alstom Grid Solutions.    The company has repeatedly established

Aker to Cut 280 Jobs in Britain

in oil prices has led to reduced spending by oil companies.   "Aker Solutions (has begun) a consultation with employee representatives on reducing its UK Subsea workforce capacity because of a continued market slowdown," said a spokesman.   Aker has roughly 15,000 permanent employees worldwide, 2,500 of whom are based in Britain.   The job cuts are part of Aker's plan to reduce costs by shrinking its workforce by 25 percent compared with mid-2014. Last month, it announced 600 jobs would go in its Norwegian subsea engineering and services division. (Reporting by

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Recognized as a Top Employer

our attractiveness as an employer, especially to young people. And we want to have a work culture that is flexible in terms of when and where work is performed, and encourages creativity and a sense of responsibility,” he said. Apart from flexible working time arrangements, the offerings made to employees include health management at all locations, leisure activities and counselling, and the practice of a work culture that recognizes the need to reconcile the demands of work and private life. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is planning to make its working time arrangements even more flexible in the future

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