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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oceaneering International News

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

Seismic nodal technology and services firm FairfieldNodal has welcomed Knut Eriksen as the newest member of its Board of Directors.   Eriksen recently retired from Oceaneering International where he served as Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He has also held other key executive positions in the oil and gas industry, on the operator, service company and contractor sides of the business. He brings industry experience, strategic orientation, demonstrated business development track record and in-depth understanding of the offshore oil and gas segment as

FairfieldNodal Names New President, CEO

Walter Pharris, who is retiring after 35 years. Pharris will continue to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors.   Davison brings with him expertise in global operations and business management. Before joining FairfieldNodal, he was senior vice president at Oceaneering International, Inc., where he had worldwide P&L responsibility for their subsea products group. He began his career at Oceaneering as vice president of the umbilical solutions division in 2007. During the eight years prior to this, he served in several executive and general management roles at General

Chad Fuhrmann (Photo: Faststream)

Faststream Awards Inaugural Leadership Scholarship

;s E.J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. Fuhrmann is the business director for the Americas at Maritime Assurance and Consulting, Ltd. (MAC), where he is responsible for all U.S. operations. He previously held leadership roles at DNV GL, GL Noble Denton, and Oceaneering International. Fuhrmann has nearly 20 years of experience in the marine industry and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Individual Ready Reserve. Eric Peters, managing director, Americas, Faststream Recruitment Group, said, “Chad’s impressive employment history and qualifications

Alf-Kristian Aadland (Photo: Innova)

Aadland Named Managing Director at Innova

Innova AS, a technology distributor and service provider for the underwater industry, has appointed Alf-Kristian Aadland as its new Managing Director.   Aadland has been Innova’s Technical Director since January 2014, prior to which he served in leading roles at Oceaneering since 1993. His area of responsibility included offshore operation to department manager for different development and engineering groups. Aadland’s last position in Oceaneering was Manager for Subsea All Electric department.   Aadland’s educational background is in electric automation and electronic

Photo: Statoil

Norway Labor Union in Small Expansion of Oil Industry Strike

would meet next week to review the state of the strike and what to do next, he said.   Mediation between Industri Energi and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association broke down earlier this week, triggering the initial strike at the Norwegian units of Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Oceaneering and Oceaneering Asset Integrity.   The negotiations were on behalf of about 6,500 union members at around 30 companies.   Norway is western Europe's top oil and gas producer, with state-controlled Statoil its largest firm. Reporting by Terje Solsvik    

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Phoenix Hires Long, Turner in Manager Roles

, supervisor, project manager and general manager. As a professional commercial diver for over half his career, he also possess an unwavering commitment to safe diving practices and procedures, and is an industry advocate for diver safety. A graduate of the Commercial Diving School at the College of Oceaneering, Turner has completed leadership and team performance training and participates in several charitable organizations benefiting those in need in the oil and gas Industry

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Engineering and technology group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009

Photo: Marine Jet Power (MJP)

Morén Rejoins MJP

Marine Jet Power (MJP) welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson. Nils originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Nils was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide. Most recently Nils was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish based Swede Ship group of companies where he

LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services.    Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses.  After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.    With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) agreed to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.   NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs

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

Nils Morén  (Photo: MJP)

MJP Welcomes Back Morén as International Sales Manager

Marine Jet Power (MJP) has welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson.   Morén originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Morén was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide.   Most recently Morén was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish

Brian Turnball

Glander Bunkering Hires New Senior Trader

Glander International Bunkering announced that they have hired Brian Turnbull as a Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader. Brian will begin working with Glander International Bunkering in their Dubai office. Brian comes to Glander International Bunkering with 23 years of experience in the bunker industry. He has previously been one of the driving forces in starting up and managing multiple successful bunkering companies in South Africa. His experience in business development and knowledge of the South African markets is welcomed at Glander International Bunkering.  

Patric McGonigal (Photo: Hill Dickinson)

McGonigal Joins Hill Dickinson Commodities Team

International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed lawyer Patric McGonigal to its commodities team.   McGonigal joins the firm’s London office from Hogan Lovells, Tokyo where he spent more than four years as head of the Tokyo international disputes team. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, McGonigal  was partner in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert's international trade and commercial arbitration practices working across its London and Singapore offices for 11 years.    Following qualification in Ireland, McGonigal joined Clifford Chance, Shanghai and continued his career

OL USA Names Murphy CCO

OL International Holdings LLC (OL International) has promoted Carrie Murphy to Chief Commercial Officer of OL USA (formerly TTS Worldwide).   Murphy joined TTS Worldwide in 2012, playing a key part in the growth of the company and its rebranding as OL USA, which becomes effective February 1.   A veteran of the logistics industry, Murphy started her career in 1990 at Radix International, and in 1995 managed the NVOCC transition when Radix and Votainer were purchased by AEI International, which would later become part of DHL Global Forwarding. Murphy next joined Ocean World Lines where she

New CEO of 3Si, Andrew Richards (Photo: 3Si)

Richards Appointed CEO For 3Si Group

Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si) has announced the appointment of new CEO, Andrew Richards. Richards joins the group, whose companies include Ocean Safety, Typhoon International, International Safety Products, 3Si Offshore and Revere Survival, in mid-May.   Richards has over 20 years’ experience in the safety sector of the marine industry.  Most recently he was CEO of marine refurbishing business Trimline, and prior to that Managing Director of Cosalt PLC’s Marine Division, and Global Marine and Leisure Sales Director for Survitec.   Previously

EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.   His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all

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