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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

President Technical managing the whole owned fleet. He also acted as CEO for the owners of FSG shipyard in Germany for 20 months over the last 4 years.  Gregg-Smith holds an M.Eng Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Newcastle University. He is a Chartered Engineer and qualified LL.M Master of Law, Maritime Studies

SENER Group Appoints New Leadership

.The new CEO Jorge Sendagorta Cudós succeeds Jorge Unda.Since 2018, Jorge Sendagorta Cudós has been the Managing Director of SENER Engineering. Trained as an Industrial Engineer at the ICAI Higher Technical School of Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, he completed a Master's Degree in the same specialty at the University of Berkeley, California. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the IESE.After spending time with FCC and General Electric, he began his career at SENER in 2012 as Project Manager in the Energy area. In 2015, he was

Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

joins Svitzer Europe as COO after nearly 13 years with Maersk Drilling, where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning the organization’s operational, technical and support functions. He was recently 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,

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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

framework, performance management and improvement.Reitan Husebø’s responsibilities will include legal framework and regulatory development, performance management and coordination of improvement and efficiency efforts.Reitan Husebø has an education within business and administration (Master of Management) from BI. For the last five years, she has been Managing Director of Greater Stavanger, which is an inter-municipal industrial and commercial development company in the Stavanger region.Her previous positions have included market director in Stavanger Aftenblad, managing director for

Jonas Persson (Photo: Lean Marine)

Lean Marine Names Persson Sales Director

Sales Manager following his previous role of Vice President of Sales and Projects at TTS Marine AB.He brings broad experience in cargo and passenger access equipment sales for Ro-Ro, RoPax and cruise vessels in international markets to his new sales director role. His academic qualifications include a master’s degree in Naval Architecture and a Sea Captain bachelor’s degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

Patrick Gregg (Left) and David Singleton standing in front of a Guardian-class patrol Boat at Austal's Australian shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. (Photo: Austal)

Austal COO Gregg Promoted to CEO

project manager in a strategic initiative that reduced overhead costs at the company by 31%, which was 11% over the original target.He has also held senior project management roles at Network Rail, which is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain.Gregg holds a Master’s of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a Masters of Business Administration from Warwick Business School

Even Larsen - Credit: Ocean Installer

Fred. Olsen Ocean CEO Moves to Ocean Installer to Lead Offshore Wind Business

Strømsnes, CEO in Ocean Installer.  "Even’s capabilities and track record are of great relevance to our new initiative, where we together with our clients will play an important role in the energy transformation to a greener and more sustainable energy mix."Even Larsen has a Master’s Degree in “Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture” from NTNU, and has extensive executive and operational experience from the offshore wind construction and service business. He has been central in building up the offshore wind segment in Fred. Olsen Ocean and its subsidiaries

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

Engineering and marine consultancy LOC Group has appointed Steve Mason as DP Manager to LOC Houston.Mason joins LOC Houston from the offshore vessel company Hornbeck Offshore, where he was a Master for 8 years."[Mason's] appointment will further strengthen LOCs existing Dynamic Positioning (“DP”) capabilities and will support the delivery of the Company’s remote Dynamic Positioning inspection service, which is available worldwide, across the Group’s offices," LOC said.Mason is a Master Mariner, with over 25 years seagoing experience, across DP vessel assurance

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Crew Training for a Future that Includes Autonomous Vessels

and how are they trained are key questions when we look to develop a risk grading of an account.  It is critical that future maritime education and training be of high quality, but also that it be visible to the public. The student we need to attract will have to possess the ability to learn and master skills that will be in high demand across numerous industries. However, we do not need to see that purely as a negative. Instead, we can look at the future skills needed in the maritime sector that will be useful elsewhere, as giving flexibility to individual career paths. We can attract people to

Don E. Wallette - Image Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips CFO Retires After 39 Years with the Company

president and chief financial officer on Sept. 1, 2020. Bullock has more than 34 years of experience in leading engineering, operations, commercial and business development functions across the company. Bullock has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Oklahoma City University.Ryan Lance, chairman, and chief executive officer: "I want to thank Don for his many contributions over the course of his distinguished career at ConocoPhillips,” said: “As a highly

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

; he said.Following his undergrad studies at UC Berkeley, Waterhouse took a year off on a sailboat journey around the Pacific before returning home and taking a position with Nickum and Spaulding Associates, a Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm. He eventually went on for his Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at MIT, returning to Nickum and Spaulding in 1984.“There were about 100 people in the firm at the time, doing work for the U.S. Navy on the LSD 41 class,” he said. But in the mid-1980s the bottom literally fell out of offshore

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ShipMoney Digital Payment Solutions for Cash-to-Master Virtual Payments for Seafarers

card, allowing seafarers to send money, initiate mobile top-ups and card-to-card transfers, as well as shop online and use their ShipMoney Virtual Cards with mobile wallets. Crew members also have the option of obtaining a physical card and companion cards.“As the industry moves away from cash-to-master and is searching for digital solutions, the Covid 19 pandemic has markedly accelerated interest in card and digital payments," said Ostrow. "The trend is underscored by GAC’s announcement last week of the suspension of cash-to-master services in Singapore. Our Virtual Card solution

Brookes Bell Expands Marine Casualty Capability

and, as such, number only around 50 globally. They are appointed by the Lloyd’s of London’s SCOPIC Committee for their exceptional level of expertise in the field of salvage and wreck removal.Joining the Brookes Bell team are William Leschaeve and Michael Riddell.Riddell is a senior master mariner, based in Brookes Bell’s Singapore office. Following an initial career at sea with Safmarine, he later served on ocean-going salvage tugs responsible for ocean towage and emergency response. Ashore, Riddell has extensive experience in emergency response, wreck removal, ship stability

Rick Bucher (Photo: Victaulic)

Victaulic Names Bucher President

11-year career at Victaulic, Bucher has led the design and development efforts of numerous construction industry innovations currently in use worldwide.Bucher joined Victaulic after spending 14 years at W.L. Gore, where he worked in industrial and medical sectors. Dr. Bucher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material science and engineering from Rice University and a doctorate in composite materials from Virginia Tech. A materials science engineer by training and an inventor by nature, Bucher holds 21 patents and patent applications

 Marianne Leiknes Ulriksen / Image shared by Dolphin Drilling CEO

Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

via social media.Leiknes Ulriksen will join Dolphin Drilling on May 4th. Leiknes Ulriksen will have overall responsibility for the HSEQ function within the drilling company.She will be based in Dolphin Drilling's new offices and operational center in Stavanger. Leiknes Ulriksen holds a master's degree in Business Administration and has previously held roles with drillers such as Songa Offshore and Odfjell Drilling.In PSW Group  Leiknes Ulriksen served as QHSE Director with projects such in which she assisted Schlumberger, with the development of Company Management System for

James “Jim” Kline

Kline Joins Martin & Ottaway

community.  Each year the firm performs hundreds of projects related to new construction, ship surveys, forensic analysis, new technology development, and regulatory consulting.Kline recently retired from a 25-year career at the United States Coast Guard (USCG) culminating in his posting as a master marine inspector in USCG District 1. He has wide ranging experience in all aspects of marine inspection, including USCG certification, construction, and repair of all vessel types, but is particularly well known for his experience in ferries and classic USCG inspected vessels

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Connecting Crew During COVID-19

Xpress service launched for Fleet Xpress customers in 2019. Crew Xpress offers a managed ‘channel’ for crew login, with time/data exchanged for vouchers/online payment.As COVID-19 unfolds, much more will certainly need to be done to work more closely with shipowners, managers and even the Master on board to ensure crews get access to the packages available. In addition, earlier this week, I hosted a conversation with the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the main maritime charities to discuss development of a crew portal and further data and voice incentives

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