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Little Named President at Greatland Laser

Greatland Laser CEO, Kim Erickson, announced that Andy Little has joined the company as its new President. “We welcome Andy’s experience and leadership to Greatland Laser,” Erickson said. “In his role as President, he will be responsible for driving revenue growth, enhancing marketing and setting strategic direction for 2015 and beyond.” Little brings more than 20 years of technology and business consulting experience, most recently with Acquity Group (now part of Accenture), where he led business transformation, organizational change and digital strategy projects

Photo courtesy of MTL

WEC, MTL Partnership Saves 135 Engineering Jobs

very strong and this deal makes both businesses much stronger entities. It enhances our capabilities and capacity and that is a major advantage to all our customers. MTL Group has certain specialties that WEC hasn’t been involved in which can now be offered to their customers, including our large laser cutting and bending capabilities. And WEC Group has operations and areas of expertise that we haven’t been involved in, such as its new powder coating division. The additional capacity is another massive positive that comes out of this deal.” The partnership creates the largest laser

Photo: ATTC

ATTC Celebrates 75 Years

, Pa.   Seventy-five years later, ATTC’s manufacturing plant and headquarters now occupy approximately 72,000 sq. ft., spanning three buildings in Bradenton, Fla. There, the company produces about 20,000 parts, encompassing five welding technologies including Plasma, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Fuel and Laser. Distribution networks have grown to almost every global market, with products shipping to more than 55 countries, and the company employs more than 150 full-time workers.   “We attribute our success to a company-wide commitment to innovation and quality,” said current CEO Jack

Bill Heller

Heller Named President of Messer Cutting Systems

for the Midwest region. Norville has worn many hats over the years as he moved his way up through the company. The last seven and a half years as President and CEO.   Bill Heller has spent the last five years at Messer Cutting Systems as a Product Manager of our Material Handling and Laser Machine Lines. Prior to that, Bill Heller has spent 37 years in the cutting and welding field, with a background in sales for robotic automation. He graduated from MT. Union College in Ohio with a degree in business.  

Bill Heller (left), new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems; and retiring President and CEO Gary Norville. In the Background is Messer’s Titan III Cutting Machine

Messer's CEO Norville Announces Retirement

, who’s moto was “Winning isn’t everything–it’s the only thing." Effective September 1, 2014, Bill Heller will be the new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. For the past five years, Heller has held the position of Technology Products Sales Manager for laser machines. Heller graduated from at Mt. Union University in Ohio with a business degree and has more than 37 years in the welding and cutting field with a focus on robotic automation. Gary Norville wishes Bill Heller and Messer Cutting Systems continued success. “Bill Heller has a vision

New Medical Insurance Plan for Superyacht Crew

travel expenses •    Zero deductible by case or annually •    Routine pregnancy cover – no waiting period •    Preventative medical care including: o    Optical (examinations, spectacles, contact lenses and non-elective laser treatment) o    Routine dental care o    Physiotherapy •    One price fits all, regardless of age up to 65 “Frankly our experience of other policies is that they are just too restrictive, so we joined forces with RSA to develop one that

Geraint West, formerly with the NOC, has joined subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Global Business Manager for Oceanography

(NOC).    West’s early career as a hydrographic surveyor included a posting to the U.S. Naval Oceanography Office, and culminated as Charge Surveyor in the ice patrol ship, HMS Endurance.  He then moved to Fugro as Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers airborne laser hydrographic survey system. At NOC, Geraint held a variety of positions, initially managing operational and technical support to the seagoing research program, and then as Director of National Marine Facilities, with strategic leadership for the U.K. marine science community’s large research

Transas CEO Frank Coles. (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Honored

media presence and in the pioneering solutions Transas is bringing to the marketplace that include the use of machine learning as a waypoint in the voyage towards autonomous ships.   A visionary thinker, his statements draw upon this unrivalled breadth of experience, allowing him to adopt a laser focus on the big questions few dare to tackle. His observations often challenge the status quo and consistently provoke intense debate about the future direction of the industry.   On receiving the award, Coles said: “The maritime industry can no longer remain invisible. Whether by media

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