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Thomas Nagbøl Mejlgård (44) has today joined Semco Maritime as Senior Vice President responsible for developing and executing Semco Maritime’s HR strategy.

Semco Maritime Names Mejlgård SVP for People, Safety & Quality

Group Senior Director & Head of HR Commercial & HQ of Salling Group, Head of P&C Business Partnering, Colorado (North America) of Vestas, Senior HR Business Partner of the LEGO group and HR Project Manager of Arla Foods, Thomas Nagbøl Mejlgård has extensive experience with project management and development of leaders, employees and organisations in international companies.Mejlgård has an educational background as MSc in Strategy, Organization & Leadership, B.Sc. in Business Administration and is certified in a number of HR advanced management disciplines and tools

Håkan Agnevall (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Names Håkan Agnevall as President and CEO

the company as a senior advisor and executive until he retires on June 30, 2021, after 22 years with the group.Agnevall has been with the Volvo Group  since 2013. In the decade prior to that he held various leadership positions in Bombardier and in ABB, gaining experience in sales, production, project management, research and development, as well as in lifecycle services globally."Håkan Agnevall, a highly appreciated leader, has a proven record of developing organizations and businesses with a strong focus on customers, technology and people. His experience within the Volvo Group on pioneering

Benjamin Sward, CEO of Foreship LLC (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Appoints Sward to Head US Operations

floating production and storage offshore (FPSO) vessels.“Ben’s previous contribution to Foreship was very much appreciated within the organisation and by colleagues, clients and by shipyard partners,” says Lauri Haavisto, Foreship CEO. “We experienced his professionalism in project management at first hand and we have been fully aware of his work to build up PaR Marine’s engineering team. We are delighted to welcome him back and offer him the opportunity to help shape Foreship’s business and the new generation of naval architects and marine engineers who will reinforce

Bill Curton (Photo: TerraSond)

Curtin Joins Acteon as TerraSond Managing Director

, Southeast Asia and the Americas.Mathias Bruneau, Acteon Executive Vice President for Insight and Integrated Solutions, says, “[Curtin] brings 32 years of international industry experience and a strong background in project execution. In his most recent role as KBR’s vice president of project management, he was responsible for leading a global operations team. Bill will build on Thomas Newman’s excellent work in helping to grow TerraSond into an agile, multidisciplinary, client-focused survey company. Thomas is stepping back from his role as managing director but will continue as a consultant

Todd Carey (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Hires Carey as Chief Engineer

PCCI, Inc. announce that Todd Carey has joined the company as a chief engineer based in Ventura, Calif. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and offshore energy industries.Carey is a Mechanical Engineer with experience supporting U.S. Navy, and upstream oil and gas clients on the U.S. West Coast.  He has 18-years of experience in the analysis, design and installation of ship deployment systems, ocean facility installations, port security barriers, and submarine

Juho Rekola (Photo: Steerprop)

Steerprop Names Rekola Director of Sales & Project Management

Azimuth propulsion expert Steerprop said it has merged sales and project management with the appointment of Juho Rekola as the company's new Director Sales and Project Management, effective from June 1, 2020.Rekola has been with Steerprop since 2017, and has a deep knowledge of company’s products and solutions. Rekola joined Steerprop from Alfa Laval, where he worked years in various responsible positions and was involved in international marine projects and R&D. In Steerprop and in his recent position at Alfa Laval, Rekola has worked in customer projects to develop solutions for better

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

the development and delivery of the second of class Hunter killer nuclear submarine build project worth around £1 billion and was a key 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

Carl Trowell - Image Credit: Acteon

Former Ensco Boss Named New CEO of Acteon

he worked for Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services company, holding a variety of leadership positions for 17 years including Managing Director for the North Sea region and global head of marketing and sales, before becoming President of both the Production Management and Integrated Project Management divisions in 2009.Trowell will join Acteon on June 1, 2020, with Higham stepping down as Chief Executive after 30 years with the company. Higham will remain on the Board of Acteon as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Advisor.Ryan Miller, a KKR executive and Board member of Acteon, said: &ldquo

Ryan Smith (Photo: Fincantieri Marine Systems North America)

Smith Named CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A.

week marked the start of new leadership at Chesapeake-based Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, as Ryan W. Smith assumed the position as CEO for the company.Smith brings over 15 years of experience in program management and engineering roles with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, as well as project management and lifecycle consulting services for major defense contractors and ship repair organizations focusing primarily on support of U.S. Navy programs. Smith brings over a decade of waterfront management experience at multiple ports to help lead the expansion into total ship sustainment.FMSNA is

(Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

, and he later began supporting harbor and ocean tugs as a chief engineer. Moving ashore, van Gundy supported both Crowley and third-party vessel repair and new construction management programs. Most recently he managed Crowley’s offshore energy business development. Van Gundy holds his project management professional credential and is a graduate from the California Maritime Academy, where he earned a bachelor's of science degree and master of science degree in transportation and engineering management, as well as his U.S. Coast Guard engineering license

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Phoenix Promotes Long

managing technically challenging marine engineering projects worldwide. Additionally, through multiple defense system acquisition and maintenance assignments, he has gained a thorough understanding of budgeting and financial forecasting. Long is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional.Commenting on this appointment, Patrick Keenan, Phoenix President stated, "In his two years aboard to date, Matthew has demonstrated both astute operational capability and superb financial acumen. His skills and meticulous attention to detail will help Phoenix to manage our

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

Micah Simmons as Chief Operating Officer, a new role at the company. Simmons' appointment is part of a broader management realignment effort initiated last month, which included the appointment of Deep Down CFO Charles Njuguna to serve as CEO.Simmons was most recently Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor

Dr. Matthew Asplin (Photo: ASL Enviromental Sciences)

ASL Hires Dr. Asplin

Sciences appointed Dr. Matthew Asplin to the position of Metocean and Arctic Project Manager. Dr. Asplin brings a diverse set of multidisciplinary research skills in meteorology, sea ice, and oceanography, and has over 15 years of experience in these fields.  He will be responsible for project management and client liaison tasks for projects across these disciplines, and will also be active in responding to business development opportunities and academic collaborations, as well as expanding new consulting services to ASL's present clients. Dr. Asplin will also be active in strategic planning

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

Business veteran Ravi Edirisinghe has been appointed Director/Chief Executive Officer of GAC Group of companies in Sri Lanka.He brings to his new role 27 years of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development and re-engineering, supply chain management, logistics and project management in diverse industries to this role. He is responsible for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

over four decades within the international nuclear, thermal, petro-chemical, process, industrial and manufacturing industries. He graduated from Dudley and Reid Kerr Technical Colleges, as well as The Welding Institute in Cambridge. Furthermore, he attended Cranfield University where he studied project management

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Photo: © MV WERFTEN

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), taking over the newly created role on October 1. His responsibilities include project management, design, planning as well as procurement and logistics. He is a member of the senior management and reports to CEO Peter Fetten.Strunck has 24 years of professional experience in the shipbuilding industry. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, he held various positions in the areas of project management, sales and planning, working for different shipyards in Germany and abroad. His

Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

ferry owning community, and to renewing and developing relationships with regional shipyards.“Many know Foreship as the company with the most extensive reference list in cruise ship construction and conversion but are not so familiar with how that experience can be deployed to enhance design, project management, documentation and approvals processes,” he said. “They may also not be fully aware of the full scope of our expertise across the luxury and expedition cruise ship markets, or our work on vessel performance analysis, energy saving, fuel consumption optimization, ballast water system

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