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(File photo: VT Halter Marine)

Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

U.S. Navy, culminating his career there as the Vice President, Surface Combatants, Fleet Services and U.S. Coast Guard Programs.Merchent has a Bachelor’s of Science in business management from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as certificates on executive leadership from the Harvard Business School; executive finance from the Wharton School of Business; executive marketing from the University of Maryland

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

group director, survivability; and director, integrated defense solutions.   Dr. Rogers holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in applied marine physics from the University of Miami and a B.S. in physics from Siena College. He received an executive education from the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; the Sloan Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also sits on the boards of Endeavor Robotics (former iRobot Defense and Security Group) and the Harvard Business School Association of Boston

John McDonald (Photo: OPITO)

McDonald Takes the Helm at OPITO

, the government body charged with creating a vocational education and training system in Abu Dhabi. He was previously a director at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and led the development of new products and services and created new markets in Asia and the Middle East. An alumni of Harvard Business School, he has worked at a ministerial level in several countries on capacity building projects in education and training.   He said, “I plan to ensure that OPITO continues to be the global industry-led organization that is not only driving and delivering the skills agenda, but is

Landay Joins Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors

shipbuilding programs.   Landay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also has a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (C4I) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He was the 1998-1999 Navy Fellow in the Defense Systems Management College, Military Research Fellowship Program. He is a DoD level three certified acquisition professional and an expert in C4I Systems.   Landay currently serves on the Board of Directors of VT Halter Marine and SAFE

Donald F. Hastings (Photo: Lincoln Electric)

Obituary: Donald F. Hastings, former Lincoln Electric CEO

Donald F. Hastings passed away on Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 88.   Hastings had a 44-year career at Lincoln Electric. He joined the company in 1953 as a trainee in its welding school after earning a degree in economics from Pomona College and a master’s degree in marketing from Harvard Business School. Hastings held various leadership positions in the organization. In 1986, he was named president and served as CEO and chairman of the board from 1992 to 1997. During his tenure as CEO, Hastings achieved consecutive quarterly sales records through mid-1993 and celebrated achieving Lincoln&rsquo

Bill Landay (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

Landay Named SAFE Boats’ Board Director

programs.   Vice Admiral Landay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also has a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (C4I) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He was the 1998-1999 Navy Fellow in the Defense Systems Management College, Military Research Fellowship Program. He is a DoD level three certified acquisition professional and a proven subspecialist in C4I Systems.   “We are honored to have an Executive of VADM Landay&rsquo

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Board Announces New CEO’s Start Date

industry, of which more than 10 years have been in senior management positions, previously holding posts as co-CEO of Clipper Group, COO of Maersk Tankers, and other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch has an MBA from Switzerland’s IMD, and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School

Jeremy D. Thigpen, President & CEO

Executive Changes at Transocean

during his 12 years with offshore driller Noble Corporation, including Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Mey earned an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Advanced Management Program

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Names Mørch President, CEO

.   Mørch is a Danish citizen and presently holds the position as co-CEO of Clipper Group. He has previously been COO of Maersk Tankers, and has also held other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland), and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He has been a member of the Board of Odfjell SE since May 2014.   Mørch has more than 27 years' experience in the shipping industry of which more than 10 years has been in senior management positions

Todd Grove (Photo: ABS Group)

Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO

served more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world.   Grove holds a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program

Svanevik Elected to Seadrill Board

head of M&A and a partner at Aker ASA, and COO and EVP of Kværner ASA. Svanevik also worked nearly a decade in corporate advisory and investment banking. He started his career at Schlumberger, where he held various international financial management positions. Svanevik has an AMP from Harvard Business School and a MBA from Thunderbird

ST Engineering Appoints New Director

(EDB) from 2008 to 2012. Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School in 2012

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