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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation.  Getgen owns go-to-market strategy, marketing communications and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.

Siemens Says to Cut About 6,900 Jobs

Siemens plans to cut about 6,900 job in its turbines division, including related services and in large drives, the Munich-based industrial group said on Thursday. "The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed," Siemens management board member Lisa Davis said in a statement. "Today's action follows a nearly three-year effort to right-size the business for this changing marketplace," she added.  Reporting by Georgina Prodhan and Christoph Steitz

Oerlikon Opens Third Drive Systems Plant in India

Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment inaugurated its third plant at Sanand in Gujarat, India. This is the 10th production facility for the Segment globally.   Dr. Bernd Matthes, CEO of Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment , said, “This inauguration marks an important milestone for the further development of Drive Systems Segment in India. With the additional production capacity, we continue our growth in India and further upgrade our capabilities in high-tech driven products.”   Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment has been present in India since 1999, with production

Norwegian Navy Embraces Electrification

GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has announced that it is working with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea to provide an electrical power and propulsion system for a Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV). GE’s equipment will be installed as a key part of the ship’s hybrid propulsion system, improving fuel efficiency and operating flexibility. In October 2012, GE’s Power Conversion business announced a similar project for the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new fleet of four

Photo: Saab Seaeye

Saab Seaeye Invests in Engineers

Manufacturer of electric underwater robotic systems Saab Seaeye has launched a recruitment drive to find software and electrical engineers at all levels, including senior engineering management, for its Fareham, Portsmouth, Head Office and manufacturing base. According to the company, the increased investment comes as rapid advances in miniaturization and control architecture are creating smaller, smarter robotic systems that are more agile, more powerful and are bringing advanced technology and efficiencies to an ever widening range of complex tasks across many different market sectors.

Phil Gabriel (Photo courtesy of True Heading)

True Heading Fills Key North American Positions

True Heading, a Swedish manufacturer of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), GPS compasses and app navigation products, announced the hiring of several key North American staff today.   Assuming the position of director, Americas, Phil Gabriel comes to True Heading with over 28 years of marine electronics experience. Prior to True Heading, Gabriel was president and an executive board member of Hemisphere GNSS. Gabriel also held senior management and business development positions with Allied Signal Aerospace, Furuno and Digidyne. Gabriel will help set strategy and infrastructure in the

Iain Wallace (Photo: Rovco)

Wallace Joins Rovco as CTO

U.K.-based subsea company Rovco has appointed Dr. Iain Wallace o its senior management team as chief technology officer (CTO).   A former technical lead for the European Space Agency, Wallace will drive the development of a real-time 3D vision system for ROVs and AUVs. He will also explore how artificial intelligence can be used to solve asset integrity issues by extracting actionable information from traditional video survey data.   As CTO, he will enhance Rovco’s underwater photogrammetric 3D modeling capabilities utilizing the latest simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM)

(Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

McAllister Towing Celebrates 150 in Style

McAllister Towing hosted a dual celebration in New York City on Friday, September 19, a gala in honor of the company’s 150th anniversary and a traditional christening of the Buckley McAllister, the latest high tech tractor tug added to the company’s fleet. Pier 60 at Chelsea piers was packed with a veritable “Who’s Who” in the maritime industry as Captain Brian A. McAllister, Chairman (4th generation); Buckley McAllister, President (5th generation) and Eric McAllister, CFO (5th generation) presided over the signature New York event. While the evening was a celebration

New GM for of Thrustmaster Asia Pacific

Thrustmaster of Texas has appointed Joshua Song as General Manager of Singapore-based Thrustmaster Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.   "Thrustmaster manufactures L-Drive azimuthing thrusters for drillships, FPSOs and semi-submersibles best suited for Asia Pacific's growing offshore industry," said Joshua Soong. "[Thrustmaster] also provides a unique portable dynamic positioning system for quick dockside conversion of any work barge or ship to a dynamically positioned vessel."   Soong has been in the marine and offshore industry all his working life, holding several senior positions

Simon Batchelor  (Photo: VersaDock)

VersaDock Appoints Head of Engineering

VersaDock has appointed a new Head of Engineering. Simon Batchelor will manage the upgrades and developments of the company’s product range as it continues to introduce advances in design and technology to make dry docking increasingly easy for a wider range of vessels.    At the same time he is leading a project to upgrade the patented DrySail V1 System to the innovative V2 system for Keel Boats to include the following benefits of improved docking, weight savings, self-assembly, manufacturing costs and ultimately an improved cost effective product to the customer.   Batchelor

Jacques-André Mayeur  (Photo: CMR)

Mayeur to Lead CMR Group’s EIM Unit

Control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist CMR Group said it has appointed a senior director to oversee strategy and drive global sector operations.    Jacques-André Mayeur joins as Energy Industry Marine (EIM)business unit director based at CMR Group’s Marseille head office, where he will lead and support the commercial team, the project team and the delivery of the EIM business strategy.   Reporting to CEO Yves Barraquand and bringing over 15 years’ engineering and sales expertise to this key position, his task will be to grow the group’s

Photo: Thrustmaster of Texas

Thrustmaster Announces Factory Expansion

Thrustmaster of Texas, a manufacturer of commercial marine propulsion products, signed a deal last week to expand its Houston-based production facility by 100,000 sqft (93,000 sq m). Thrustmaster said the multimillion dollar investment has been in the making for two years and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015 by Third Coast General Contractors.  The project includes plans to double the size of the product testing area, add an onsite paint and blast facility, develop a new fabrication shop, expand machine shop operations, expand the assembly area and add a multitude of

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

TWMA, provider of specialized Drilling Waste Management services, is expecting its growth strategy to accelerate, with a target turnover of £200 million ($263 million) and headcount to reach 1,500 following investment from Buckthorn Partners earlier this year.    To support the strategy implementation, Tony Branch will expand his current Director role within TWMA, taking over from Ronnie Garrick as CEO. Mr Garrick expands his remit as President of the Company, focusing and leading on three key growth development areas: merger and acquisitions activity; new geographic expansion; and

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Nils Smedegaard Andersen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Denmark based feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder, taking up his first directorship within the logistics and shipping industry after stepping down from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked

Paul Hickinbotham is the new Product Manager EMEA Marine at Dometic (Photo: Dometic)

Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine

Dometic has appointed 18-year company veteran Paul Hickinbotham as its Product Manager EMEA Marine.   In this newly created role, Hickinbotham is tasked with helping to drive product innovation and customer responsiveness by channeling the latest consumer feedback and market intelligence for each specific region in both the OEM and after-market sectors through to Dometic’s product development and sales teams.   Previously EMEA Director - Sales and Administrations & Commercial Division at Dometic, Hickinbotham will lead a dedicated team from his U.K. base, reporting to Head of

Colin McHardy

McHardy Joins UTEC StarNet

UTEC StarNet a division of global offshore survey company UTEC has strengthened its UK team with a key appointment. Colin McHardy has joined the management team in the role of Business Unit Director and will assume day-to-day management and growth of the company.  With extensive experience gained from various executive director and operation manager roles, Colin’s track record makes him well placed to help drive UTEC StarNet’s ambitious growth plans. Part of the UTEC group of companies, UTEC StarNet is a UK-based international company which provides a wide range of surveying,

Graeme Slater (Photo: WFS Technology Ltd.)

Slater joins WFS Technologies as Sales Manager

WFS Technology Ltd. has appointed Graeme Slater as Sales Manager for the U.K., Australia and Southeast Asia. He is based in Aberdeen.   Since joining WFS in March, Slater has been supporting the company’s U.K. and international customers in its use of Seatooth-enabled products to increase production and reduce costs.   Prior to joining WFS Slater spent 13 years at Schlumberger in domestic and international managerial positions as the main point of contact. Before Schlumberger, he worked in engineering roles for National Oilwell Varco and Wood Group Engineering.   Slater was

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