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Friday, November 16, 2018

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Nils Hoff (Photo: Bergen Group)

Bergen Group: New CEO, CFO

first quarter of 2019.Hoff joined Bergen Group as CFO in June 2015 to assist in its restructuring process, and has previously held various leadership roles in both finance and industry, including as CFO in Tandberg Data, CFO in Tandberg Storage and CFO in Data Invest. He also has board experience from industrial companies, including position as board member in Norske Skog. He has a total of 1,417,000 shares in Bergen Group ASA through his privately held company Eagle AS.The new CFO Riiser has a background as VP Finance in Bergen Group since August this year, combined with earlier manager positions in advisory

Left to right: Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich and Sergey Frank CEO Sovcomflot (Photo: SCF Group)

Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

gained a vast experience of successfully operating such vessels in the severe ice conditions of the Arctic and Far Eastern sees. The new simulation center is created based on this experience, and will enable the training of highly qualified personnel required for the logistical support of large-scale industrial projects, as part of development strategy for the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the eastern regions of the country.”Ogay said, “Such a fruitful cooperation of the University with major industrial partners allows it to respond to the shipping industry requests relating to

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

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

Jason Ward (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names New Leaders for Its Submarine Programs

for the design, engineering, program management, planning and construction of the Navy’s next ballistic missile submarine. He has held several leadership positions, including director of integrated digital shipbuilding and program manager of AP1000 shield building fabrication at Newport News Industrial. Ward earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.Bolcar joined Newport News in 1988 as an engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine engineering division. Since then, he has held several positions

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

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YANMAR, ABYC Partner in Technician Training

certification materials, making ABYC Certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines, including agriculture equipment, construction equipment, utility task vehicles, industrial diesel engines, energy systems and marine diesel engines. All courses are led by staff experts and conducted in state-of -the -art, product -specific training labs designed with student computers, 60-inch computer displays, advanced audio systems for student convenience, master and student tool

Todd Schlott (Photo: Peerless Electronics Inc.)

Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager

Peerless Electronics Inc., a U.S. stocking distributor of switches, relays and circuit breaker products, announced the appointment of Todd Schlott to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. He will be based in Florida.Schlott is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. industrial electronics distribution industry and has held VP and Sales management positions at some of the industry's most prestigious companies. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our

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