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Arjen Van Dijk (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Americas MD

MD. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, he has lived and worked in the region for years and is today a well-known profile with an established network in the maritime industry across the South American continent.Van Dijk said, “As part of Maersk, Svitzer is truly a global marine solutions partner and I am excited by the opportunity to take our partnering role to the next level – in close collaboration with our customers. I believe that the multi-local engine behind Svitzer is a benefit to terminal operators and customers calling ports across the Americas region

(Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

Jensen Maritime Consultants.Jeff Andreini, Porter Sesnon and Coulston “Cole” van Gundy have been appointed to top leadership positions in each of these units respectively.Andreini has rejoined Crowley after serving four years as the chief financial officer for Ardent Holdings, a global marine salvage business in which Crowley previously had a 50% ownership position. With Crowley, he now has profit and loss responsibilities for the company’s offshore division, which includes Crowley’s ocean-class tugboat and flat-deck barge fleets. This unit provides specialized cargo transporta

Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Appoints Rear Admiral Sparkes

(IHO), where he works with partners to set and maintain standards that protect the safety of mariners around the world. In addition to this, he oversees key international partnerships with foreign navies, hydrographic offices, governments and commercial organizations to support the sharing of global marine geospatial data. And on behalf of UK government, his teams continue to deliver numerous hydrographic and capacity building programs that help UK Overseas Territories to create safe and sustainable blue economies.Sparkes joins the UKHO as a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy. He has served previously

Erno Tenhunen (Photo: Danfoss)

Danfoss Editron Appoints Tenhunen as Marine Director

Danfoss Editron has appointed Erno Tenhunen as its new Marine Director. He will lead the company’s marine business, with overall responsibility for sales, the delivery of projects and developing new systems technology at a time when electrification is a hot topic in the global marine industry.Tenhunen adds nearly 20 years’ experience to Danfoss Editron’s established marine team. He joins the company from ABB, where he had spent his entire career. After initially starting as a Project Manager, Tenhunen  held several senior roles at the company, such as Vice President of Sales and

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

;s Board of Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping  (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime Advisor, where she was responsible for aligning ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry&rsquo

Engine Room Wall (Photo: Advanced Mechanical Enterprises)

'Sea the World' Reveal At Huizenga Center

23 companies, raised over $130,000 for the build out and curriculum development: Maritime Professional Training, Pier 66 Marina, The Triton (newspaper), IGY Marinas, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Palladium Technologies LLC, Aere Marine Group, FB Marine Group, Derecktor Shipyards, Global Marine Travel, Lauderdale Marine Center, Luxury Home Consultants, AdvantageServices.Net, MHG Insurance Brokers, Palmdale Oil Company, RPM Diesel Engines Co., Viking Crew, Ward’s Marine Electric, Water Taxi, Wright Maritime Group, Roscioli Yachting Center, Elite Marine AC and Universal Marine Center

Photo: V.Group

V.Group Opens New Center in Mumbai

V.Group, a global marine support services provider, opened its state-of-the-art new home in Mumbai in a ceremony earlier this week. Colleagues from across the Group were joined by CEO, Ian El-Mokadem, and a number of distinguished guests, to open the new building in Windsor Corporate Park, Oshiwara.The new facility brings together V.Group’s six service lines and the full breadth and depth of the Group’s expertise in Mumbai into one location, and reflects V.Group’s strategic investment in recruiting and retaining the best talent in the industry. The environment has been designed to

Pic: North P&I Club

McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

Global marine insurer provider North P&I Club has further strengthened its underwriting team with the appointment of a new U.K. based underwriter combined with some operational changes to a number of senior underwriting roles.Tom McLoughlin joined the team as an Underwriter last week, bringing with him a range of marine experience from his former roles with insurance brokers Marsh in London, and a significant tanker management company in Athens. Initially McLoughlin will work across all of the regional teams as he settles into his new role with the Club.Earlier in the year, Simon Main was recruited

Pavlos Papageorgiou. Photo from Youtube video Eurofinancechannel

Papageorgiou Named CFO of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

transition of financial and operational responsibilities.   Yiannis Papanicolaou, Aegean's Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Pavlos as Chief Financial Officer of Aegean. Pavlos brings more than twenty years of extensive senior leadership experience across global marine transportation, business development and financial services. We are confident Pavlos' significant industry knowledge positions him to hit the ground running and support our ongoing efforts to drive growth, profitability and value for all Aegean stakeholders."   Papageorgiou added

Mark Preece (Photo: CWind)

Preece Named Managing Director at CWind

Mark Preece has been appointed Managing Director of CWind, the Global Marine Group (GMG) offshore renewable business.   Preece, who has extensive experience in the offshore and maritime sectors, joined CWind on an interim basis late in 2017.    He has formerly served as Executive Vice Chairman at PDi Ltd, CEO of CEONA Offshore and CEO of Reef Subsea.  

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

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

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 operations.   ESS’s latest appointment follows Mark Brown joining as Engineering

Will Roberts (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Roberts Joins Foss as Chief Commercial Officer

perspective on market opportunities and lead in the assessment and prioritization of geographic and operational market segments through marketing, sales and business development activities.   Prior to joining Foss, Roberts served as Senior Vice President, Customer and Services-Americas, for global marine systems and services provider Rolls-Royce. In his tenure with Rolls-Royce, Roberts also took on the roles of Sales Manager U.S. West Coast, Vice President Global Customer Training and Services Development based in Aalesund, Norway, and Chief of Staff to the President of Rolls-Royce Land &

Rob McAdams (Photo: XL Catlin)

XL Catlin Names McAdams Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Marine

XL Catlin has announced the promotion of Rob McAdams to the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine with immediate effect. Previously, McAdams held the role of UK/ Ireland Marine Leader. McAdams has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining legacy XL he held positions at Reliance National in New York. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter.  

New CEO of 3Si, Andrew Richards (Photo: 3Si)

Richards Appointed CEO For 3Si Group

Offshore and Revere Survival, in mid-May.   Richards has over 20 years’ experience in the safety sector of the marine industry.  Most recently he was CEO of marine refurbishing business Trimline, and prior to that Managing Director of Cosalt PLC’s Marine Division, and Global Marine and Leisure Sales Director for Survitec.   Previously, Richards has held the posts of UK Technical Expert for the development of international standards for lifejackets and survival suits and has been Chairman of the International Lifesaving Appliance Manufacturers Association (ILAMA)

Rob Yoder (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Yoder Head of R&D

of technical sales representative and lead technical support agent.    In his new position, Yoder will manage the technical support department; develop technical documentation, such as installation and user manuals; design, test and implement new technologies; and support GOST’s global marine electronics dealer and distributor network to ensure its products are installed properly and working to specification.   He takes on the director’s role from Brian Kane who has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer

Ryan Wopschall (Photo: Pioneer Consulting)

Wopschall Named Director at Pioneer Consulting

.   Wopschall brings 10 years of undersea cable experience to Pioneer Consulting from his previous employer specializing in offshore geotechnical analysis, marine survey and geosciences services. During that time, he helped to develop international business for cable surveys and grow a global marine advisory consultancy. He holds a BSc in Engineering Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Professional Certificate in Business Development from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and is based in Oregon

Wagen Joins Corvus Energy Executive Team

and accelerating global sales growth and expanding European operations.   Before joining Corvus, Wagen held a variety of sales and business development leadership positions over his nine years at Wärtsilä, most recently as the head of the Market Innovation department, focused on the global marine and oil and gas industries. Prior to Wärtsilä, Wagen was at Aker Solutions.   Wagen will be based out of the Corvus Energy European Headquarters in Bergen, Norway

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