Fairline Appoints de Roos
, followed by 10 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
KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Moves Office
Oil Singapore as a Bunker Trader. Tang joins KPI Bridge Oil from a Hong Kong based trading company where she held an Assistant Manager position. She achieved a Master’s Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. Tang has worked for more than four years in bunkering in Asia and Russian Far East and is particularly experienced in high seas ship to ship (STS) deliveries.
Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK
he spent the following 20 years and was involved with new builds, conversions and upgrade projects of both floating and fixed platforms for global companies including ConocoPhillips, Bluewater Energy and BW Offshore. He was primarily involved with the commissioning and start-up phases. Based in the Far East for the past 15 years, since 2007 he was Technical Director at offshore oil and gas project management and completions specialised company, Tecnomar & Associates Pte Ltd, the company he founded with his brother Paul Hopkins.
Christie Joins OEM Group in Technical Support Role
years. Christie is a time served experienced engineer who started his career as an apprentice diesel engineer before going on to hold roles including service engineer, workshop foreman and technical engineer. He has also worked internationally on oil and gas projects in the Middle East, Asia, Far East and the U.S. He has experience in leading a number of large-scale global projects which have harnessed tangible results including projects on drilling rigs which required the main engines and generators to be upgraded to increase power output, with no increase in footprint. This also included
Hodge to Lead Pirie & Smith’s DP Division
brought on board with that number expected to double by the end of the year. Hodge began his career as a shipboard Electrical Technical Officer working on first generation DP drillships, construction and diving vessels. This was followed by 20 years’ onshore experience in the U.S., Far East, Europe and South America providing DP services to oil and gas clients, rig and ship owners, underwriters and original marine equipment manufacturers. He has also written the syllabus and delivered DP maintenance courses and regularly presents papers on DP at industry conferences. Charles
Stream Marine Training Building New HQ
is a big issue for seafarers. Plus the study will look at how accidents are caused through lack of knowledge so we can identify holes in existing training programs.” White said SMT has further plans to expand to Merseyside and is actively pursuing new business in Singapore, the Far East, the United States, Europe and the Isle of Man. SMT’s courses meet the requirements of training approval bodies such as Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Merchant Navy Training Board
ESS Appoints Gillespie as Managing Director
are adaptable for hydrocarbon, power generation and renewables projects. The company recently agreed a multimillion-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken which will support larger tenders on renewables and power generation contracts and new business opportunities in the Baltic Sea, Far East and U.S. Turnover is expected to grow in the current year to between £23-£25 million with profits increasing to around £5 million and staff numbers exceeding 50 people
Traditional Training to Counter the Over-reliance on Technology
Addressing delegates at the 4th Asian Marine Insurance Conference, BraemarSA’s Far-East Regional Director, Graeme Temple spoke of the root causes of machinery damage, citing a lack of focus on traditional training as a major concern. Speaking at the conference, Mr Temple said: “The rising number of crew errors is a concern to me, but I believe this can be addressed with the right training and commitment. Too often, we see the use of technology increasing at a faster rate than the employment of traditional training. This puts human vigilance and interaction in jeopardy. “We
CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments
, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role. He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East. CMR’s Asia operations will also be boosted with Todd Shou’s appointment as sales manager for China, where he will head-up sales activity across the country with specific responsibility to expand and develop the company’s OEM engine business. Employing 650 people
Grosland Joins NAT as VP
shipping sector. Working from out of New York at the time, he has played a key role in a number of major equity and debt transactions. For several years he was a partner and board member of the investment banking firm of Pareto Securities Inc. (New York). Going forward, he will focus on the U.S., the Far East and Europe with base in NAT's Oslo office. Working from out of Oslo, he has recently been Vice President at Clarksons Platou Securites (head office in London), one of the largest international offshore/energy and shipbroking firms - also specializing in investment banking in these sectors
R&M Names Huber as N. America Manager
of its U.S. subsidiary. During his career, Huber has held various senior management positions within the ICT industry. He has been Sales director of a large System Integrator and Managing Director of a leading ICT Distributor in Switzerland. Within R&M, Markus founded and managed R&M Far East with its subsidiaries in APAC and most recently led the Global Customer Project Management Group at Headquarters in Switzerland. The integration of recently acquired REALM Communications Group. Inc., a North American fiber optic specialist based in Milpitas, California, is well progressing
Dana Gas Announces New Senior Management
, respectively. Prior to joining Dana Gas, Hill held the position of Vice President Development and Production Africa for Sasol E&P International. Hill has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry across numerous geographies, including the MENA region, Africa, Latin America and the Far East. She has worked as Managing Director and Chairwoman of Shell Egypt, and Senior Vice President for Brazil with BG Group. She has previously served as a Non-Executive Board Director of Outokumpu, Europe’s largest steel company. Hill is a Petroleum Engineer and is a fluent Arabic speaker.
New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America
his new role. Huybrechts started his career in shipping in 1982 after completing his studies in marketing and shipping. His rich and varied experience in breakbulk has been gained through a variety of roles including sales manager for Hansamar in the West African trades and as sales manager for Far East trades for Deutsche Seereederei.
AG Recruits New Broking Teams
capability, and terrorism and political risks. At the same time, AG has continued to strengthen its marine capabilities by hiring first-class brokers with expertise in geographical areas where traditionally the company has not had a strong presence, particularly the United States and the Middle / Far East. AG has recently recruited two producers from Willis with substantial US experience and a strong US client base. US cargo broker Paul Folwell joined AG in June, while US property specialist Chris Cavani will join in July. Meanwhile, satellite / aviation expert Jonathan Aldridge, a specialist
Dan-Bunkering Adds Bunker Trader
Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC has announced that Emad Alrifai has been employed as Bunker Trader as per April 1, 2015. Alrifai who has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering brings along both thorough technical knowledge as well as international sales experience from living and working in the Middle East, Far East, Western Europe, and the US. With the latest employment of Emad Alrifai, the Dubai office of the worldwide bunker trading company now comprises 16 employees.
Saltire Energy CEO Shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Loggie established Saltire Energy in 1986 and has since grown it into a group of three highly successful subsidiaries. Over the past three years, the company’s turnover figures have increased by 68% and it has grown its on-the-ground presence in Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East as a result of client demand. Mike Loggie, Chief Executive of Saltire Energy, said, “It is a huge honor to be shortlisted for this prestigious business accolade. I am very proud of what I have achieved to date, which I can credit to my passion for the energy industry and devotion to delivering
LOC Appoints Harrison, Solomons
of LOC in London before transferring in 2005 to head LOC Australia which is now the second largest earnings generator in the LOC Group. He joined the LOC Group Ltd board in 2011. He will remain based in Perth, Western Australia where he is placed near the growing offshore oil and gas developments in the Far East. Solomons has been a Director of LOC Australia in Perth since 2011 and is key player in the continued development and expansion of LOC’s portfolio of work in both Australia and the Asian region, the company said. Adam studied Naval Architecture at the University of New South Wales after