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Monday, February 19, 2018

Nordic American Offshore Ltd News

Giaever to Take Over as CFO at NAT, NAO

 Bjorn Giaever will take up his position as the new chief financial officer (CFO) at Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) and Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) from October 16, 2017.   Giaever joins NAT/NAO from maritime focused investment bank Fearnley Securities AS, where he served as a director and partner in the Corporate Finance division. Giaever has served as a corporate advisor in the John Fredriksen group in London, top rated Senior Shipping Analyst in DNB Markets and partner in Inge Steensland AS, specializing in gas related maritime matters.    Outgoing NAT/NAO CFO

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Grosland Joins NAT as VP

Carl Fredrik Grosland has joined Nordic American Tankers as Vice President, working on analyses, projects and business development. Reporting to Chairman & CEO Herbjørn Hansson in a staff position, he will also work closely with others both in NAT and NAO (Nordic American Offshore Ltd.). Grosland has 12 years of international banking experience as an analyst and broker, focusing mainly on the energy/offshore and the shipping sector. Working from out of New York at the time, he has played a key role in a number of major equity and debt transactions. For several years

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NAO Names Executive Vice Chair

On June 1st 2016, Ms Marianne Lie assumed the position of Executive Vice Chair of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAO).  Prior to this Ms Lie had served as the non-executive Vice Chair of NAO since the end of 2013, shortly after NAO was established. Tor-Oivind Bjorkli, Managing Director of NAO, now reports to Ms Lie, who has a wealth of offshore energy experience in the main markets of NAO, above all in the British and Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Having studied law and sociology at the University of Oslo, she has served on the boards of large energy companies in Finland and Sweden

Photo: Nordic Yards

Shipyard Takeover in Northern Germany

will become final and business operations will be transferred to the Genting Group. At the start of the year Genting, a major cooperation with worldwide operations, acquired all the shares in Bremerhaven’s Lloyd Werft. The result is a group consisting of four shipyards in Northern Germany.   Nordic Yards said it has been analyzing the cruise ship market since early 2014. The company has been concentrating on this segment in response to stagnating or even falling developments in the fields of offshore wind, offshore oil and gas and on the Russian market. Strategies were revised at an early stage

Eddie Aston (Photo: CEVA Logistics)

CEVA Appoints Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Nordics

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has appointed Eddie Aston to the position of Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics (UKIN).    Aston joins CEVA from Northgate the commercial van hire and leasing organization where he was UK Managing Director. In his new role he brings extensive, international executive level experience in supply chain management, logistics and business-to-business service companies where he earned a reputation for delivering durable top and bottom line improvements across a number of vertical markets.   Aston will be based from the UKIN

Vallenthin Joins Greencarrier Freight Services Board

Norwegian Post – Bring, onto its Board of Directors as of October 1.   Vallenthin brings experience in the freight forwarding and logistics sector, including senior management roles at both TNT Express and TNT Freight Management, as well as with Geodis Wilson, where he was Managing Director Nordics.    Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, said it has been growing steadily and now employs 625 people in 13 countries

Espen Martinsen (Photo: Nautisk)

Nautisk Names Martinsen Commercial Director

Nautisk said it has appointed a new Commercial Director, strengthening its team as it prepares to expand its digital navigation services.    Espen Martinsen brings over 10 years’ experience in sales, and has spent the last seven years at the Danish toy group, LEGO, most recently as Nordic Field Sales Director. Prior to this he was Partner Manager at Norwegian CRM software vendor SuperOffice.    Specializing in the development and implementation of reporting and management systems, Espen will be responsible for streamlining Nautisk’s processes, and will be the driving

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

Anchoring and mooring solutions provider Vryhof has made two senior appointments: Evan Zimmerman as Vryhof’s new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Clément Mochet as new Commercial Director for Vryhof’s business unit, Vryhof Anchors.   Based in Houston, Zimmerman has been tasked with pushing improvement within Vryhof’s technology, management systems and engineering capabilities. In particular, he will support Vryhof in strengthening its mooring equipment technologies, with a focus on new connectors, tools, torque management systems, risk assessment software

Neil Walker (Photo: Houlder)

Houlder Recruits Walker for Marine Assurance Business

Marine consultancy and engineering provider, Houlder has announced the recruitment of Neil Walker to develop a Marine Assurance Services business. Walker was previously Europe Regional Manager for Global Maritime Consultancy Ltd. His experience covers key areas such as Marine Installation and Warranty Services, Expert Witness, Naval Architecture and Design Consultancy. His expertise includes platform installation and decommissioning, mooring and riser analyzes and tanker-based systems. Rupert Hare, Chief Executive Officer commented; “As a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of RINA and a Founding

Sami Uotinen (Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.)

Uotinen Joins Robert Allan Ltd.

Sami Uotinen will join naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. on October 1, responsible for European Business Development initiatives, operating from Turku, Finland.   Uotinen, a graduate naval architect, joins Robert Allan Ltd. from Rolls Royce, where he has worked since 2000, most recently as North American Sales Manager for Z-Drive propulsion. He has also held positions at Aquamaster, Kamewa and Kvaerner Masa Yards.  

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) appointed John T. Rynd as the company's new President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors effective March 5.  He replaces Larry T. Rigdon who has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and

Adrian Bannister (photo courtesy: OEG Offshore)

OEG Offshore Appoints Bannister as CFO

Adrian Bannister has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of the OEG Offshore group of companies. Bannister will assume responsibility for the group's global finance team activity, including accounting, taxation, regulatory and reporting matters for OEG worldwide. He will be based at OEG's Aberdeen office and will also join the group's board, which governs the holding company and each of its regional operating companies. A qualified Chartered Accountant,  Bannister was most recently CFO at Viking SeaTech Ltd where he managed the company's financial and business investment

Michael Bayley

RCCL: Bayley, Lutoff-Perlo take CEO Posts

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) named two senior company executives to lead the company’s two largest brands. Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant purser’s position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.  “This is a happy day for Michael and Lisa, and a proud day for all of us at the company,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal

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Wind Server Gets its Legs

legs, a major milestone in the building of the specialized vessel has been reached   In Wismar, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, today the fourth and last steel jack-up leg was settled into its jacking position on the wind turbine service vessel WIND SERVER, currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar for Danish customer DBB Jack-Up Services. During the past eight days the four huge steel pipes, which were transported to the Wismar shipyard by sea from Cuxhaven, were vertically raised and installed one by one with the aid of a giant lattice boom crane supplied specially for this

Jarle Aakermann (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Offshore Manager

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that Jarle Aakermann has been employed as Offshore Manager commencing on February 14, 2015. Jarle who is Norwegian comes with experience in the offshore segment and shipping in general. With this new addition to the Dan-Bunkering team in Singapore, Sales Manager Mads Holm is looking forward to increasingly being able to offer the renowned Dan-Bunkering service to offshore clients.  

Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly (Photo: Nordic Yards)

Nordic Yards Names Aly Managing Director

Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of the Nordic Yards Group. He succeeds Dr. Vitaly Yusufov, who will preserve his links with the company as a member.   The appointment of Dr.-Ing. Aly strengthens the top management of the Nordic Yards shipyard group and moves the focus specifically on to high-margin areas of business.   "We will further develop our know-how and expertise to deliver best quality, adherence to program and acceptable prices," Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly said. "To succeed as a specialist on the international

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

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