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Bas Coppes (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Names Coppes Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston office and will focus on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide.   Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience to the organization, having managed an extensive number of salvage, wreck removal, and offshore projects across the globe.   “In my role as president of Mammoet Salvage Americas, I worked with Global extensively over the last 10 years,”

Rose Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Eric Rose has joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. as Director of Business Development, responsible for the company’s long-term revenue generation, and the support of Global’s regions and service lines, including marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response. He will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.   Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was

Jennifer Jensen

Jensen Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the hiring of Jennifer Jensen as the Vice President of the newly formed quality assurance group. Based in Global’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, Wash., she will direct the efforts of the company’s human resources, health, safety and environmental, claims and compliance and professional development groups.  Devon Grennan, Global’s President and CEO, said, “As VP of the quality assurance group, Jennifer fills a position that is necessary to ensure that our corporate support groups are responsive to our employees, clients

Global Opens New Alaska Office

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has expanded its regional operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more.   Global has been providing marine services in southeast Alaska for years through its Anchorage and Pacific Northwest offices; the new Juneau office is being established in response to client requests for a dedicated base, which will bolster the capacity of operations in that

Global Diving & Salvage Launches Training Initiative

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the addition of a new service line, Global Technical Services (GTS), to broaden the array of services o¬ffered to its current and future clientele as well as support internal professional development, the company said in its April newsletter.   This service line will provide training for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Technicians, Quality Assurance (QA) and Control Oversight and NDT Field Inspection Work. GTS classes will cover Ultrasonics, Mag Particle, X-Ray, Radiography, Dye Penetrant, Eddy Current, Radiation Safety, AWS CWI prep and others

Keenan Named VP at Gibbs & Cox

architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Patrick J. Keenan as Vice President, Platform Solutions Group. In this role, Keenan will have responsibility for leadership and management of the company's government and commercial ship design solutions across the Gibbs & Cox global portfolio. "Who do you want on your team to salvage the Costa Concordia? You want the guy who led salvage and recovery of USS Cole. That's Pat Keenan," said Rick Biben, CEO. "Pat brings over thirty years of world-wide experience solving the toughest problems affecting navies and

Andy Lawrence (Photo: T&T Salvage)

Andy Lawrence Joins T&T Salvage

Andy Lawrence has signed on to bring his background and experience to T&T Salvage’s global response team, where he will have the opportunity to apply his know-how and grow professionally, the company announced. Lawrence graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004, and later obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. Picking up sea time along the way, Lawrence sailed aboard the USCG Cutter Mackinaw, then worked as a Naval Architect with the USCG Marine Safety Center performing stability-stren

Mike Brown (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Diving & Salvage Hires VP in Houston

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has hired Mike Brown as Vice President of Energy Services, working from the company’s Houston office.   In his new position Brown, will focus his efforts to increase Global's position in the domestic and international energy market and will be directly responsible for developing business opportunities and providing oversight on operations for these clients as well as oversee Global’s saturation and deep diving operations throughout the company.   Brown brings with him more than 38 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Offshore operations:Image credit Cal Dive

Cal Dive CFO Brent D. Smith Resigns

Cal Dive International, Inc. says that  Brent D. Smith, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has voluntarily resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. The Company explains that it has commenced a search for a new Chief Financial Officer and will consider both internal and external candidates. Until a new Chief Financial Officer is named, Mr. Quinn J. Hébert, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will assume the additional responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Smith has agreed to make himself available to

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

Patrick Keenan Jr., P.E. has been appointed president of Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., effective November 1. In this position, Keenan will be responsible for all of the company’s operating units worldwide.   Before beginning his foray into the private sector, Keenan (CAPT USN retired) served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a diver, salvor and engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and marine surveyor with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Materials Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

Executive Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and vision will be tremendous assets to Tidewater as we work to continue to strengthen the company's position in this challenging market."   Rynd previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

Sloane to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Resolve Marine Group expands global response presence   Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined the senior management team at Resolve Marine Group., aiming to help guide the global growth of the marine services company.   The news comes just months after Resolve opened its operations in Gibraltar, expanding its emergency response capabilities to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.    “Nick is a force in the industry and now that Resolve has a worldwide footprint, he is a natural fit,” said

Steve MacMillan, Global Project Director (Diving) and Global QHSE Director at Unique Maritime Group

MacMillan Joins Unique Maritime Group

Unique Maritime Group (UMG) held its annual strategic board meeting in Dubai, UAE from October 8-10. At the meeting, the group formally announced the joining of a new member: Steve MacMillan as the Global Project Director for its Diving Division and the Global QHSE Director, to be based at UMG’s head office in Sharjah, UAE. MacMillan’s main responsibilities will focus on managing and coordinating large and complex diving related projects through all phases of design, permitting and construction. He will also provide leadership for the regional site project management teams by managing

Rebecca Garcia (Photo: T&T Salvage)

T&T Salvage Names Garcia Assistant Director of Vessel Services

Assistant Director of Vessel Services, primarily responsible for assisting the compliance team in finding customer-centric solutions to the latest regulatory requirements set forth by the OPA-90 regulations, while also identifying and introducing custom emergency management solutions to T&T’s global customer base.   Garcia comes from a career at Svitzer Salvage and Ardent Global where she helped establish and develop the organization’s OPA-90 compliance program. Playing an active role within the industry, Garcia is also chairman of the American Salvage Association’s (ASA)

LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services.    Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses.  After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.    With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

Kelly Todd Grindle (Photo: Hatteras Yachts)

Hatteras Yachts Appoints Grindle as CEO

Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC, builder of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 100 feet, has appointed Kelly Todd Grindle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as of today, January 23, 2017. Grindle served most recently as President – Outdoor Products at Vista Outdoor Inc., in Overland Park, Kansas, a $2.3 billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. He brings to Hatteras Yachts his extensive experience in the recreational marine manufacturing sector. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15

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