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Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Head of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business and leadership qualifications from among others the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IMD Business School.Kasper Nilaus, recently named Svitzer CEO, said, “With the towage sector undergoing a significant transformation and our industry under unprecedented strain, Kasper is ideally placed to help Svitzer Europe adapt to the new normal and help bring in a new

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

industries. He holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a master’s degree in Technology Management from NTNU and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH Bergen), in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Sloan School of Management.Digital Solutions is one of DNV GL’s five business areas, along with Maritime, Oil & Gas, Energy and Business Assurance.  

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge is the new CFO at Stolt-Nielsen (Photo: Stolt-Nielsen)

Stolt-Nielsen Names Grüner-Hegge CFO

of Stolt Offshore S.A., and President & General Manager of Stolt-Nielsen Singapore Pte. with overall responsibility for the Company's operations in the South-East Asia. He has been associated with Stolt-Nielsen since 1974. Engelhardtsen earned an MBA from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after receiving undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Finance

Perez Joins Hepburn and Sons

Rear Admiral Sam Perez as Chief, Advisory Services.   Rear Admiral, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, earned his Masters of Art degree in Strategic Planning from Naval Postgraduate School and completed a year-long tour of the Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF) Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Perez served in the U.S. Navy for 36 years, following commissioning from the United States Naval Academy in 1980. His at-sea commands included command of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and command of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1. During his tour as the Deputy Director Joint

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

defense solutions.   Dr. Rogers holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in applied marine physics from the University of Miami and a B.S. in physics from Siena College. He received an executive education from the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; the Sloan Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also sits on the boards of Endeavor Robotics (former iRobot Defense and Security Group) and the Harvard Business School Association of Boston

ST Engineering Adds Nonexecutive Director

Force. He was also Permanent Secretary (Education Development) at Ministry of Education until June 19, 2017. Neo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of London, U.K. as well as a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.    Neo had served on the board from March 2010 to April 2013 when he was the Chief of Defense Force. 

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

, Keenan (CAPT USN retired) served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a diver, salvor and engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and marine surveyor with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Materials Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research relating to waterborne ship repair was published in the Naval Engineers Journal. He holds a U.S. patent for his invention Method and Apparatus for Thermal Insulation of Wet Shielded Metal Arc Welds and was the 2000 American Society of Naval Engineers Claude A. Jones

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime among Top Institutions for ROI

on their degrees in the country.   In its annual report of best value colleges, PayScale ranked SUNY Maritime College as the top public institution for return on investment and third nationally, tied with Harvey Mudd College and following California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   The college also came in first among public institutions and fifth nationally according to a similar ranking by CNN Money, after MIT, Cal Tech, Harvey Mudd and Stanford University.   “A SUNY Maritime education combines challenging classroom academics with applied

Ryan Norris (Photo: HII)

HII’s AMSEC Promotes Norris

Tarawa (LHA 1) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) and the cruisers USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).   Norris earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his time at MIT, he completed a two-year fellowship at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Center

Dr. Christopher Clott (Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs

incumbent will teach a pair of courses each semester, sharing their wisdom and expertise with students while also engaging in significant and high-profile research activities.    Dr. Burke, who earned a S.M. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Course XIII) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the inaugural ABS Chair of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. A 1972 SUNY Maritime College honors graduate in Naval Architecture, Dr. Burke served as chair of

JMS Hires Business Development VP

Justin Manley has joined Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, the company announced today.   Manley brings over 20 years of experience in the marine technology sector including roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has also led growth of sales and development of new products at both startup companies and public corporations. At JMS, Manley will lead all aspects of sales, marketing and business development.   In addition to his new role at JMS, Manley is

TAN Pheng Hock, President and CEO, ST Engineering

ST Engineering Makes Management Changes

and Chief of Staff (Joint Staff). Mr Singh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science (First Class Honours) in 1986 and a Master of Arts in Engineering Science in 1992, both from the University of Oxford, UK. He also completed his Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1996 and the Wharton Advanced Management Program in 2014.   Mr Sew has been with the Group since January 1988 and has spent over 15 years of his career in the Aerospace sector holding various engineering and management appointments. He joined ST Kinetics in August

Joseph Campbell (Image: BAE Systems)

Campbell to Lead BAE Systems’ Ship Repair Business

and deputy commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command.   Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Naval Engineer’s degree and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Keenan Named VP at Gibbs & Cox

as the Navy's Director of Ocean Engineering/Supervisor of Diving and Salvage, Serving as Officer in Charge of U.S. Navy Ship Repair Unit Bahrain, Commanding the Navy's Experimental Diving Unit, and Serving as Director of the Naval Construction and Engineering Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Keenan holds a master of science in Materials Engineering and a Naval Engineering degree from MIT, as well as a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Keenan is a registered Professional Engineer and Marine Surveyor

Capt. Michael Taylor relieved Capt. Robert Crowe as commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Bath, during a ceremony at Bath Waterfront Park

Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath Change of Command Held

Program Office, and the Personnel Exchange Program in Ottawa, Canada.  A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he has also served aboard USS Anzio (CG 68).  Taylor obtained dual master’s degrees of naval engineer and mechanical engineering in 2000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.                “I have full confidence that we’ve picked the right person for this critically-important job,” said Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, during

Frode Støldal, new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary MCP.

MCP Appoints Støldal CEO

for Telenor in Asia, responsible for industrialization and common technology projects across Telenor Group. He has also worked as CTO/CIO in Grameenphone, in addition to several IT roles in Norway from when he joined in 2001. Støldal holds a Master of Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Støldal assumes his position Monday August 18, 2014..  

James Bellingham will begin work as the Director of the WHOI Center for Marine Robotics in early fall 2014. Bellingham comes to WHOI from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. (Photo courtesy of MBARI)

Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center

James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come to WHOI in early fall 2014 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. Bellingham earned his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was founder and manager of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory.  He was also co-founder of Bluefin Robotics in 1997, a Massachusetts-based company that develops, builds and operates autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).  Bluefin was later acquired by

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