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Xavier Contreras (Photo: Emco Wheaton)

Emco Wheaton Bolsters Americas Sales Team

 Emco Wheaton has boosted its Americas sales team with Chris Garrison taking on the role of Territory Sales Manager for the Western U.S., and Xavier Contreras appointed as Territory Sales Manager for Northern Latin America with a focus on Mexico.   A graduate of the University of Houston with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in business administration, Contreras has more than 12 years sales and engineering in the region and experience with Gardner Denver in its waterjetting and pump businesses. Responsible for all Emco Wheaton and TODO products, Contreras will report to Jose

Manuel Jiménez (Photo: SENER)

SENER Names Jiménez Financial, Administrative Director

his last years in the company, he served as Financial Director of Inabensa, a subsidiary of Abengoa specializing in the fields of Power Transmission, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, in which his responsibility included U.S., Canada, U.K., Denmark, India, and South Africa, and the regions of Latin America and North Africa. Prior to this, he was Financial Director for Latin America and Abengoa Brazil

FairfieldNodal Recruits New Sales Manager

Ronnie Grimberg has joined the FairfieldNodal as sales manager for Central and South America, bringing with him 17 years of experience in the seismic industry, most recently as the regional marketing and sales manager for North and South America for Dolphin Geophysical.    Prior to his work at Dolphin Geophysical, Grimberg played key roles in operations, sales and marketing management for Latin America at CGGVeritas.   

John Hotz (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

SAFE Boats International Promotes Hotz

Aluminum boat manufacturer SAFE Boats International (SBI) announced the promotion of John Hotz to Director of International Business Development for Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico, a region which currently operates more than 130 SBI vessels.   Hotz is a 30 year marine industry, business development veteran and is recognized worldwide as a subject matter expert on high speed maritime interdiction vessels, SAFE Boats said. Prior to joining SAFE Boats in 2009, Hotz led business development efforts for companies such as Boston Whaler and Donzi Marine.

Randel Maestre

McMurdo Appoints Maestre VP of Sales

strategy for McMurdo’s product portfolio including emergency distress beacons, search and rescue infrastructure products and fleet management/tracking software. This will include building the sales teams, recruiting new partners and developing new channel programs for the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. “Randel will bring a tremendous amount of experience, leadership and energy to this role,” said Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO McMurdo Group. “His global background, proven ability to implement go-to-market strategies and ability to relate to partners and customers

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

Intermarine, LLC, a transporter of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Mac Bruton as Director of Business Development, Americas. He will be based in New Orleans. Bruton has more than 20 years in the international shipping and infrastructure development industries, with a focus on Latin America. He began his career in 1989 as an operations manager for Marine Chartering Co., Inc. Bruton has also held positions with Intergen Energy, Inc., International Energy Partners, LLC., Transoceanic Shipping Company; and from 2002-2006 held the position of Global Accounts Manager with Intermarine

Bart Reynolds (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Marine Names Reynolds President

;s Marine Division, Reynolds joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions and senior management.    In the last 15 years, Reynolds has held positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently serving as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Tidewater Marine LLC as Area Manager, U.S. Operations.   Reynolds is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program. He also

Mario Miranda

Miranda Appointed to Head STAUFF Brazil

for STAUFF Brazil, where he developed a working knowledge of the company. Miranda joined STAUFF with 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of Marketing, Sales and Production strategies for materials construction and material handling equipment in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. This includes 13 years as sales director for the NACCO Group (Hyster and Yale). Miranda is a Mechanical Engineer (IEEP-SP), and has an International Executive MBA from the Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP). As managing director, Miranda’s goal will be to enhance the STAUFF presence in

Offshore operations:Image credit Cal Dive

Cal Dive CFO Brent D. Smith Resigns

Dive International, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a marine contractor that provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation and salvage, and light well intervention services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry on the Gulf of Mexico OCS, Northeastern U.S., Latin America, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, West Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, with a diversified fleet of dive support vessels and construction barges.  

Raul Enrique Pena

Pena Joins DOE as VP of Sales and Marketing

Ocean while expanding its presence internationally.   Pena brings an in-depth knowledge of sales, channel management, business development and marketing from his successful career in telecom and tech, having worked in both start-up and established organizations. He has conducted business in Latin America, Asia and Europe in recent years, and will be focused on strengthening our relationships with Deep Ocean clients and sales channels both domestically and internationally.  

Carl Stone (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel Names Stone Southern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Stone has joined the Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings Team as Southern Regional Sales Manager. The southern region includes the U.S. southern states, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. An engineering graduate of Old Dominion University with an MBA from Webster University, Carl is a retired Navy Commander with over 30 years of service. He held managerial sales positions with Fortune 500 companies prior to joining the AkzoNobel team. As a surface warfare officer, Carl spent many years at sea and understands the marine community and shares the passion we all have for this

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles, and then ten years as CEO for Spain for all group companies, simultaneously responsible for business development in Latin America.   Christensen is a mechanical engineer with a graduate diploma in business administration, both from University of Copenhagen. He holds the honorary title as Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador, is a member of the Danish Association of Engineers (IDA), and of the Spanish Society of Naval Architects

Rasmus Nord Jørgensen. Photo: BIMCO

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

; Rasmus Nord Jørgensen is an experienced international maritime communications professional.   He has a BA in Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism and was part of the global communications team at A.P Moller-Maersk, with a particular focus on the developing growth markets of Latin America and Africa. He also previously worked for Reuters.    Rasmus Nord Jørgensen takes up his new role on Wednesday 1 November 2017.   

Ximena Delporte

ICC Appoints Ximena Tapias Delporte as Vice-Chair

of CONARP, the Colombian self-regulatory organization. In this capacity Ms Tapias Delporte is responsible for representing the rights and interests of the industry as well as well as engaging in the role of editor of the Colombian Code of Self-Regulation. She is also a member of CONARED, the Latin American network of self-regulatory organizations as well part of the International Council of Self-Regulation of the European Advertising Standards Alliance. With vast experience in the area of advertising self-regulation, Ms Tapias Delporte brings great insight and invaluable expertise to the work

James J. Cannon  (Photo: FLIR Systems)

Cannon Tapped to Lead FLIR Systems

positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was president of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as president of Stanley Oil & Gas. In addition to his global, cross-functional leadership experience at Stanley Black & Decker, Cannon served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an infantryman and armor officer in a wide variety of assignments around the world, including

Harald Scherleitner (Photo: Fronius)

Fronius Perfect Welding Division Under New Management

Scherleitner, the division is gaining a leader with a familiar face. The 37-year-old has been a member of the Fronius team since 1994 and has spent the last eight years as head of the Perfect Charging Division. He began his career as an Area Sales Manager for welding technology, covering Europe and Latin America. It was in this role that he oversaw the establishment of Fronius Mexico and Fronius Brazil.    The future of the division is safe in the hands of a man who knows the industry and company inside out – and who has set himself a clear aim: “I want to continue to expand

Ian Dixon

Fitch Ratings Appoints Head of EMEA Infrastructure Group

to Olivier Delfour, Global Head of Fitch's Infrastructure & Project Finance Group.   The Infrastructure & Project Finance Group is responsible for providing credit ratings and research for debt instruments in the infrastructure and project finance sectors globally including the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.   Dixon joins Fitch Ratings from Investec where he spent six years, holding senior positions in Debt Capital Markets and in the Project Finance team. Prior to Investec, he spent nine years at Ambac Assurance UK Ltd, most recently as Chief Executive Officer

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