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Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

has appointed Alexander Kara as President and CEO. He will join NKT August 1, 2019.Kara joins NKT from ABB where was most recently Senior Vice President, HUB Business Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will constitute the NKT A/S executive management team. Until then

Pic: Port of Rotterdam

Brexit Brings Jobs to Rotterdam Port

Europe's largest port, Rotterdam, said that  eleven British firms set up in Rotterdam in anticipation of Brexit last year.According to Rotterdam Partners these British firms represent nearly a third of the international firms that established a location in the port city last year.The new arrivals include companies like Cogoport, Webhelp, Airlift Systems and GE Healthcare. Together, these 36 international players will be creating over 1,430 new jobs and making a combined investment of EUR 199 million in the port city’s economy.These international firms were attracted by Rotterdam Partners

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

in the United States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston, his hometown, Protheroe will lead the development and delivery of all products, services, and activities for Marine & Offshore in North America. He will also be responsible for overseeing all key client accounts as well as ensuring compliance with both

Pic: MOL

MOL: Growww Grad Program in Europe

Japanese shipping giant has urged graduates to apply for the latest edition of its award-winning talent acquisition program, Growww.The Growww 2019 offers fresh graduates a unique opportunity to kick-start their career in one of the largest corporations in Central Eastern Europe, said a press note from the global transport company.Through the program MOL aims to develop a new generation of industry experts, offering them an opportunity to learn and solve real-life business challenges while working in one of the most complex industries.MOL Group opens over 140 positions in the areas of engineering

Dennis de Roos (Photo: Fairline Yachts)

Fairline Appoints de Roos

years with General Motors and 5 years with Ingersoll Rand, developing its sales networks and delivering sustainable growth.de Roos was born in the Netherlands, where he grew up at the family boating business. The family business meant moving to different parts of the world such as the Far East, USA, and Europe. de Roos did his secondary studies in France and completed a Master of Science and MBA in the US, with a clear focus on international management.de Roos lives in Bristol with his wife Susan, and son Max. He enjoys international travel, sailing, historic car racing, and spending time with the family. 

Gregg Ruhl, President and Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Ruhl Named CEO of Algoma

of Canadian shipowner Algoma Central Corporation after leading the company for four years.  Gregg A. Ruhl, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume that role immediately.Soerensen is said to want to spend more time with his family in Europe. He joined Algoma in April 2015 and was charged with redefining the strategic focus of the Company to include growth markets beyond North America. He led the development of the global short sea business and spearheaded the creation of the NovaAlgoma partnership. During his tenure, Algoma’s

Jackie O’Brien (Photo: Vigor)

O’Brien Joins Vigor as EVP

President of Business Development and Global Affairs driving successful growth strategies for Arconic across the company’s aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and commercial  transportation businesses. During her tenure at Alcoa/Arconic, O’Brien managed global teams across Europe and Asia.O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She is an active board member of Engineers without Borders, a non-profit dedicated to building a better world through projects

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

Svitzer, aprovider of harbor and terminal towage to the global shipping industry, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international

Anna Nowotarska (Photo: Aquila Power Catamarans)

Aquila Power Catamarans Adds New Sales Manager

Aquila Power Catamarans has introduced their new Sales Manager Anna Nowotarska who will oversee all sales in Europe.Nowotarska is an experienced Sales Manager and Yacht Broker with over 10-years in the yacht industry, specializing in multihulls and catamarans. Having previously held positions at Polestar Yachting and Sunreef Yachts, she has been involved in custom new built projects both power and sailing, with renown shipyards and naval design bureaus, as well as sales of serial production yachts and pre-owned vessels.

Image: European Transport Workers' Federation

Europe to Fund ‘SkillSea’ Project in Maritime Sector

The European Commission  said it will co-finance the project ‘Futureproof Skills for the Maritime transport sector (SkillSea)’.The project aims to develop strategies to identify and meet the future skills needs of the maritime sector and attract greater numbers of Europeans to work in maritime industries. The four-year project will begin in January 2019.SkillSea is being launched by a Europe-wide consortium established by the industry's recognised social partners, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)

Photo: SeaKing Electrical

SeaKing Hires Apprentices

SeaKing Electrical is ushering in four new starters on the 10th anniversary of its apprentice training scheme.  A grand total of 43 apprentices have now been employed by the marine electrical specialist. SeaKing employs more than 100 engineers worldwide with a track record delivering projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Caribbean and USA.New apprentices Callum Mulrooney, James Fields, Michael Mcevoy Hayes and Bradley Jones will now embark on a two-year extended diploma, NVQ Level 2 and 3, in Electrical Installation alongside a BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Logo: ShipMoney

ShipMoney Announces New Appointments in Europe

Specialized global maritime payments provider ShipMoney has announced a series of high level appointments to its European operations team.Roula Zachariou joins the ShipMoney team as Vice President of Business Development and Client Management. She brings with her over 20 years of local knowledge and relationships in the Greek and Cypriot maritime markets which will immediately boost ShipMoney’s ability to support clients locally as well as continue to develop and grow business in these important areas.Joining Roula is Matthew Sankary who has been appointed Director of Account Management Europe

Odin Estensen (Photo: Neptune Energy)

Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Estensen started his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell in 1990, where he went on to hold various senior roles across Europe, and also to support operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Anne Botne, currently Interim Country Director of Norway for Neptune, will remain with the company and fully resume her head of legal responsibilities

Chiel de Leeuw. Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen's Appoints de Leeuw as RoPax Sales Director

to allow an experienced individual to focus on these large, bespoke projects over the long term, and to develop a detailed understanding of the top-end of the RoRo/RoPax market.de Leeuw is a leading authority within Damen on this vessel class having successfully served as sales manager for Western Europe, a role that involved him in a wide variety of ferry projects, and he welcomes this new challenge. As Sales Director RoPax he has now become the public face of Damen within this sector.Damen believes that the timing is right for a move into the larger RoRo/RoPax market. Analysis by its business developmen

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson. Inden had held the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing – and Chief Technology Officer – for four years. Previously, he was the President of Volvo Group Venture Capital. His career at Volvo started in 2000 and he

(Photo: Holyhead Towing)

Workboat Apprenticeship Program Launched

offers a standardized, high-quality program, endorsed by the NWA, to drive training initiatives for the next generation of workboat crews.”“It will contribute to a steady influx of trained personnel to support workboat operations in a range of marine industries throughout the UK and Europe, such as construction of offshore wind farms, servicing of ports and inland waterways, surveying, towage and salvage work.”With the details now in place, training providers including 54 North Maritime and Red Ensign are drawing up plans to run courses for the Apprenticeship over the coming

Photo: Sea Machines

Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

Boston-based developer of autonomous vessel technology Sea Machines Robotics has announced that it has quadrupled in size in the past 18 months. This significant increase in talent, based both the U.S. and in Europe, is the result of multi-year strategic plans that are now positioning the company as a leader in the new marine technology space.Sea Machines’ employee growth comes on the heels of the company’s announcement in March that it had opened a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, which provides convenient access to several key locations and is supporting the company&rsqu

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