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Frank Coles joins Wallem Group as CEO at the end of October 2018.

Coles joins Wallem as CEO

Following the purchase of Transas by Wärtsilä, Transas' ubiquitous CEO Frank Coles will depart the newly merged company, finding a spot on top as the CEO of Wallem Group. Coles offers a diverse background and long career in maritime, spanning law, shipping services and maritime communications.Coles replaces Simon Doughty, who announced his decision to step down earlier this year.“The opportunity to lead and help grow a prestigious and diversified company like Wallem was something I could not pass up," said Coles in a statement. "With the increased industry focus on

Transas Collaborative Decision Making Platform uniting Ship, Fleet Operations, Training and Ship Traffic Control Image Transas

Wärtsilä acquires Transas

with a globally recognized leadership position in navigation, simulation and traffic control systems.  Adding these to the extensive, world leading Wärtsilä portfolio of services and products, provides an unparalleled opportunity for a new ecosystem for maritime operations,” says Frank Coles, CEO of Transas.  Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem is a vision whereby smart vessels connect with smart ports and beyond to deliver three fundamental industry benefits: maximising the use of resources and operational efficiency, minimising environmental impact and risk,

Transas CEO Frank Coles. (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Honored

Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles won ‘gold’ in the Most Influential People of the Year category of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards, an award which acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age. The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program based in San Francisco that honors the Best Companies, Products, Innovations, Management Teams, Executives and Influencers from around the globe. A master mariner and maritime lawyer by training, Coles was selected by the Golden Bridge judging

Frank Coles, CEO, Transas  (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Coles Speaks on the Future for Seafarers

A message from Frank Coles, CEO of Transas on the International Day of the Seafarer. On this day of recognition, I would like to celebrate the women and men who commit their careers and their lives to being at sea for extended periods of time.   The future facing the maritime industry today is a very different one from when I first went to sea in 1977. Back then the sextant was King. Today the people working at sea are aided by countless new technologies and digital innovations which have had a huge impact, improving both operations and safety.   In this new environment, manning and

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas Academy Launched

them with integrated solutions and high quality content, helping them to bridge the gap between STCW and the required competency level. It facilitates all aspects of simulation and training by bringing technology, expertise and content together.    The keynote address by Transas CEO, Frank Coles, prompted the SimUC participants to rethink the role of training and master onboard in today's shipping environment: “If we are to have a successful transition to the new reality, we should consider how to train the new team, the fleet resource team, and empower the master but also provide

Transas CEO Frank Coles opened the Transas Simulation User Conference in Singapore.

Maritime Simulation: Transas launches THESIS

More than 400 delegates representing maritime training centres, shipping companies, certification societies, maritime administrations, and suppliers from all over the world, gathered in Singapore for the IVth Simulation User Conference hosted by Transas. During his keynote speech, Frank Coles introduced THESIS, the Transas Harmonized Eco System of Integrated Solutions.  “Ship, ship operations office, training facilities around the world, and a properly created ship traffic control environment can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community that is able to talk to one another.

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

New CEO Takes the Helm at Transas

Frank Coles has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine, a provider of equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry.   A maritime business professional, Coles brings to the position leadership experience in maritime operations and technology. Coles recently served as an advisor to a number of blue chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities. Before that, he was the President of Inmarsat Maritime, and was previously CEO of Globe Wireless. After 12 years at sea, Coles spent five years as a maritime lawyer

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