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New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

since 2007 and the prospect of having our assembly line working alongside our engineers gives us the agility we need to deliver this game-changing technology. The U.K. is a hotbed for engineering talent and the Government’s declared commitment to support U.K. innovators as part of its Industrial Strategy makes this the right time and place to move ahead with our plans.”Work has started to fit out the new premises and Cox Powertrain expects the facility to be operational later this year

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)

P-O Sverlinger, CEO, MMT Group (Photo: Credit MMT)

MMT Appoints Sverlinger CEO

Group. Sverlinger comes from the management consultancy firm Triathlon Group, where he is one of two founders, as well as CEO.During his time at Triathlon, the firm has grown into a sizeable, stable and successful international Management Consultancy with a client base in large and medium sized Nordic industrial companies. He is well acquainted with the operations of consultant firms and emphasizes the importance of good customer relations and skilled, enthusiastic employees.Sverlinger holds a M. Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and has a Ph.D. degree in management of professional service firms with a specialty

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

;s culture and economy and I have been fortunate to participate in all aspects of this industry.”Bergeron has worked in the maritime industry over fifty years. He began his career at a small, family-owned machine and fabrication shop in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana with small marine and industrial contracts and a staff of 10 employees. Through the years, Bergeron grew the business into an international marine manufacturing and service firm with up to 1,400 employees, the largest reported inland river barge contract in U.S. maritime history at $58 million, with shipyards and services in Louisiana

Seaspan Shipyards Names Anttila COO

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) appointed Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer (COO), who has more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations. Previously with Philly Shipyard Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President, Anttila has considerable experience in successfully leading organizations through large shipbuilding projects. Prior to joining Philly Shipyards Inc., he held positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President with Meyer Turku and its predecessors in Finland. Mr. Anttila has contributed to the successful delivery of

Photo courtesy of Equinor

Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

action, it said.Norway's oil sector directly employed 50,700 workers in 2017, of whom 26,700 worked in production and 23,500 in related services, according to Statistics Norway. The rest were occupied in transportation through pipelines.It was the biggest strike affecting the sector since a 16-day industrial action in 2012 cut the country’s output of crude by about 13 percent and its natural gas production by about 4 percent.Not Talking NowTalks between the two striking Norwegian unions and rig employers will not resume for a few days, the leader of Safe, Hilde-Marit Rysst, told Reuters."

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

cost-effective, safe and fuel-efficient means of moving goods to and from domestic and global markets."The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (comprised of the five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River) serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the US and Canada.If the region was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a combined GDP of more than $6 trillion dollars. In 2017, 143.5 million metric tons of cargo (valued at $15.2 billion) moved through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence

Tim Haas (Photo: CMA CGM)

Haas Named COO at CMA CGM America

then joined Watco Companies, a firm noted for shortline railroads as well as the handling of bulk, breakbulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift and project cargoes. As Senior Vice President – Terminal Operations, Haas was responsible for the U.S. and Canada, including direct management of the Greens Port Industrial Park in Houston and its 200 employees until 2016.Most recently Haas was the Senior Advisor, Port and Terminal Sector of InstarAGF, a fund that has raised over $750 million to invest in ports, terminals, and transportation projects in North America

Guido Kerkhoff (Photo: Thyssenkrupp)

Thyssenkrupp Taps Kerkhoff as Interim CEO

Chief Financial Officer Guido Kerkhoff was named 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.

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

, high ranking naval officers, academia and administration. A short tour of the facilities was also arranged at the campus for the participants.Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, said today, “Visakhapatnam campus will be key for the growth of CEMS. Visakhapatnam is an important port and a major industrial hub on the east coast of India with several heavy & allied industries, shipyards as well as naval dockyard. With several colleges in the vicinity, CEMS intends to offer its courses to the benefit of students and professionals alike.&rdquo

Photo: Remote Medical International

Remote Medical International Acquires HSE Offshore

to operate under its own name and will benefit from Remote Medical International’s global operational capacity, allowing it to reach more customers. Together, the companies will deliver the complete provision of medical services for companies operating in the oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, industrial, construction, and government industries.“Customer feedback tells us that HSE Offshore has an impressive reputation in the offshore market due to their responsiveness and shares our focus on customer relationships, making them a natural choice for us. Both companies exemplify a commitment

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden, effective September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson. Inden had held the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing – and Chief Technology Officer – for

Antony Quin (Photo: IWCF)

Free Training Course Aims to Cut Human Error in O&G

be done.“The launch of this free awareness training means well control crews working anywhere in the world will have consistent, expert guided knowledge. We’re urging widespread uptake through our network of training centres and look forward to feedback.”Dr Rhona Flin, a professor of industrial psychology, who has researched human performance in high risk industries, contributed to the course. She said: “This is a valuable resource for the industry as we know that non-technical skills are key for maintaining safety and efficiency in well operations. This training package helps to

Photo: Sea Machines

Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

with A.P. Moller-Maersk, of Copenhagen, Denmark, to trial its industry-leading perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of the company’s new-build ice-class container ships.Later this year, in September, the company will release its SM300, the world’s first productized industrial-grade control system to provide autonomous and remote vessel control for workboats and other commercial marine vessels. This technology serves operations looking for remote commanded operator-in-the loop autonomy in survey, spill response, dredging and security/surveillance. Sea Machines is also

Photo: TecNiq

TecNiq Adds Staff

TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional ethics and holds numerous certifications.With a background in industrial lighting, Terri Thornton was previously an engineering manager at Kurtzon Lighting and Paramount Industries. Prior, she was regional sales manager at Rig-A-Lite AZZ Lighting Systems, LDPI and Sigma Luminous.Darryl Lanier brings a unique combination of outdoor product sales and technology to TecNiq

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

Inc, a professional management consulting firm; and Senior Program Manager at Engility Corporation, a provider of integrated services for US government, where he had operational oversight and P&L responsibility.Baczkowski holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy; and a Master of Science in Systems Management/Logistics from the University of Southern California

Tobias Hahn (Photo: Diab)

Hahn Named CEO for Diab Group

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.S

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