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Anup Vittal (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Vittal MD in India

BMT has appointed Anup Vittal as Managing Director in India.An aerospace and defense industry veteran, Anup has over 28 years’ experience working in both the private and government sectors. He joins BMT following his most recent role as an industry expert and external consultant with Ernst & Young and prior to this, as Managing Director and Member of the Board at Safran Engineering Services India.

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

in new markets, plus increase internal efficiency and minimize costs, the company said. Serving both the leisure and commercial marine markets, Actisense grew by over 25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

Ashutosh Dixit  (Photo: DAMCO)

DAMCO Names Dixit CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Supply chain management and freight forwarding services provider DAMCO, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, has announced the appointment of Ashutosh Dixit as CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (IBS) effective from June 15, 2018.A seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in Supply Chain, Ashutosh will lead the next phase of growth for Damco across IBS with a key focus on offering innovative and seamless solutions to customers shipping from and to the IBS markets.Ashutosh comes to Damco from DHL Global Forwarding where he held different leadership positions across functions. Prior to

Jyothi Mani (Photo: EMAC)

EMAC Welcomes Mani To its Case Management Team

and Secretary General, EMAC. Having been in Dubai for just short of a decade, Jyothi brings with her a wealth of case management experience from the likes of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).  Before joining DIAC, Jyothi worked as an in-house counsel for a large corporate in the Indian entertainment sector, followed by a role with a legal consulting firm in Dubai dealing real estate and construction in the UAE.   While in India, Jyothi has been involved with various NGOs dealing with Mental Health and Human Rights issues, playing an important role in contributions towards

Photo: Drydocks World

Drydocks World Initiates Health Care Campaign

process improvement plan and our strategic initiative to prioritize the well-being of our staff. We hope to deliver a better experience at Drydocks World to meet medical needs, while cost effectively improving our medical resources.”Dr. Hesham Abdallah, Galderma Head for ME, Africa, Russia, India and Turkey said, “At Nestle Skin Health we aim to enhance the quality of people’s lives by focusing on science based solutions in skin health and we want to change the way the world talks about skin health. The skin is the largest organ in the body; healthy skin is a reflection of our

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

resources and reorganizing the business, to secure long-term efficiencies and high production volumes for the future.”Benhadid takes over from Lassaad Ketata, who steps-up to a new role as Group manufacturing leader and will focus on overseeing the production transference on CMR’s Tunisia, India and China sites

Guido Kerkhoff (Photo: Thyssenkrupp)

Thyssenkrupp Taps Kerkhoff as Interim CEO

interim CEO of Thyssenkrupp on Friday and won the backing of the German industrial group's biggest shareholder, as the search began for a permanent replacement for Heinrich Hiesinger.Hiesinger quit last week after failing to win unanimous shareholder backing for a deal to create a steel venture with India's Tata Steel.Kerkhoff, 50, will run the company until the process of finding a Hiesinger's replacement is completed, Thyssenkrupp Chairman Ulrich Lehner said, adding that he enjoyed the "full confidence" of the supervisory board.In a letter to the company's 158,000 staff, Kerkhoff

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

Shortly after announcing the launch of its labs in Mumbai, Center of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has announced readiness of its labs in Visakhapatnam.CEMS is promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly. The construction of 12 labs

Tobias Hahn (Photo: Diab)

Hahn Named CEO for Diab Group

Tobias Hahn has been chosen as new CEO for core materials manufacture Diab Group. He will join the company before the beginning of September, the company announced today.Lennart Hagelqvist is leaving the company today after six years as CEO.Mats Persson, current EVP EMEA & India, will take on the role as acting CEO alongside his current role until Hahn steps in.Hahn has 10 years of operative and international experience from the Atlas Copco Group. He is coming from the role as President for Industrial Assembly Solutions. Before that he had various positions within ITT Flygt both in Sweden and the U.

Photo: Marine Jet Power (MJP)

Morén Rejoins MJP

Marine Jet Power (MJP) welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson. Nils originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Nils was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide. Most recently Nils was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish based Swede Ship group of companies where he

Signing ceremony Photo courtesy Port of Antwerp

Antwerp Sets up Maritime Training Institute in Brazil

in Brazil. The initiative is laid down in a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on Tuesday this week by Marc Van Peel with among others Maurício Quintella, the Brazilian minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation. The port of Antwerp has already applied a similar model successfully in India, where a special training centre for maritime professionals has been set up in the Indian port city of Mumbai. “Our training subsidiary APEC has demonstrable, relevant experience in training port professionals,” declared port alderman Marc Van Peel immediately after the signing. &ldquo

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

has joined the company as chief commercial officer while Marek Kaminski is welcomed as director of marine assets. The duo brings more than 50 years of combined oil and gas experience to Kreuz Subsea.   Verma will be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of business into the Middle East market.   He joins the business from Larsen & Toubro Ltd where he was most recently in the position of head of business development – offshore. Prior to this, Verma was regional proposals and commercial head at McDermott

Clockwise from top left: Pravin Kirolikar, R Sudharshan, Viraj Padiyar, B. Jeyanthan (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Bolsters Middle East and India Teams

Several senior staff members have stepped up in the latest round of promotions at Goltens Worldwide.   Goltens appointed Pravin Kirolikar to the position of Managing Director of Goltens Dubai. Kirolikar makes the move from Goltens India, where he served as Managing Director for eight years. Starting his career as a professional marine engineer, Kirolikar sailed for 13 years before going ashore to work as a marine surveyor for the Indian Register of Shipping. Prior to joining Goltens, Kirolikar worked in after sales services for Wärtsilä India for 12 years. Kirolikar holds degrees in

Fran├žois Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

. François Dupont joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his career to the export market. A graduate of Columbia University, he spent 18 years with Thales, as manager of the Thales subsidiary in Malaysia then in India. Since 2011, he headed France and export trade at the Thales sonar subsidiary. The International Trade Department (DCI) is responsible for order taking and sales follow-up through to the signature of the contracts and their amendments for export trade in the Group's vessels, services, underwater

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle

Photo courtesy of Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Liverpool to Lead Way in Cruise Ship Crew Welfare for Third Year

center in a cruise terminal. This makes all the difference to the crew, who would otherwise struggle to find the time to travel to outreach centers. Liverpool is leading the way in offering support to cruise ship crew. The seafarers are mostly from poor third world countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and the Philippines. They are bread winners and spend their lives working away from their families just to send money home. With such a tough life it is vital they have a friendly person they can turn to, to offer confidential support, in case they have difficulties either on ship or at home.&rdquo

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship and offshore oil & gas industries, partly due to the growth in cruise ship operations based

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