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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Airmar Acquires Former Materials Systems Inc.

Littleton, MA from Channel Technologies Group (CTG). MSI was founded in 1991, sold to CTG in October 2014, and post-acquisition, will be incorporated as MSI Transducers Corp.  AIRMAR’s President and CEO, Matthew Boucher, stated, “The integration of our piezoceramic transducers and sensor technology coupled with MSI’s piezocomposite transducer offerings enables us to diversify our product line and significantly broaden our offerings to the commercial and defense markets. We are excited to add the MSI team to the Airmar family.” MSI’s proprietary process, which involves

FORCE Expands Tidal Energy Project Team

is a professional engineer and certified project manager with background in managing large, multi-disciplinary environmental engineering projects. Ms. Belliveau has a BEng from Dalhousie and an MSc from NYU.   Simon Melrose has been named the project manager for the FAST (Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology) platform. Mr. Melrose is a well-known ocean scientist and most recently served as Nova Scotia manager for Oceans Ltd., Canada's largest marine weather and oceanographic company, providing services to both offshore oil and gas operations, as well as mapping the tidal resource in the Minas Passage

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

of the incumbent Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and the maritime simulation department of Kongsberg Maritime. Kongsberg Digital also supports the Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS), a future-looking open platform for vessel management and operation that offers full integration of sensors and systems for smart data and decision support and acts as the bridge between offshore marine systems and onshore business enterprises. “Digital transformation is at our very core,” stated Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital. “Our raison d'être is to develop innovative

Kraken Announced Executive Appointments

Kraken Sonar Inc. announced it has recruited two industry veterans to further develop its sensors-to-systems strategy.   Joining the company is Dr. Tom Tureaud, who brings 30 years of industry experience with expertise that resulted in 12 patents, and Gina Miller, adding 10 years of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) system engineering and leadership to Kraken’s design team.   “We view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to being a leading company in our industry,” said Karl Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraken. “Our new innovations and

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

for advancing Greensea’s user interface and vehicle control systems for original equipment manufacturer products.   As a robotics engineer at Greensea, Abbott will help further the company’s ability to easily integrate, configure and deploy its technology across vehicles and sensors in the marine industry.   Abbott was previously a software development manager at MyWebGrocer, where he led a team in the Rapid Application Development Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programming at

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology

Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta Fosters Next Generation of Technical Talent

of our members, some 100,000 students, graduate job ready, day one.”   The 28 finalists in the Marine Service Technology category had 20 minutes to show their hands-on proficiency at each of the five separate work stations. The Volvo Penta station challenged students to determine if engine sensors, which send information to the engine control unit, were in working order by using common diagnostic test equipment. The contestants were rated on their ability to read and understand the work station instructions, perform the task and identify the defective sensors, in addition to taking an aptitude

Scott Stephen (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Stephen Joins Ashtead Technology

Houston and Singapore, recently gained certification from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the calibration of NDT equipment and has expanded its NDT equipment rental fleet.   Having previously gained UKAS accreditation for the calibration of survey, positioning and oceanographic sensors, this most recent approval also covers the delivery of calibration services for ultrasonic testing equipment used by NDT inspection companies.   From its state-of-the-art laboratory in Aberdeen, Ashtead provides calibration services to the internationally recognised UKAS standard 17025. All

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

, Common Data Link (CDL) and F-22 product lines within the Electronic Systems group.   Prior to working at BAE systems he served as a Senior Engineer with Northrop Grumman supporting the Defense Metrological Satellite Program (DMSP) where he performed extensive data analysis and operations of sensors on satellites. He developed specifications and programs for testing all operating modes of the sensors and collaborated with on-site customers to provide technical support for pre- launch and launch support of four satellite launches at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. followed by early orbit support at Offutt

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

(Photo: ZIM)

ZIM Hires Geffen as Chief Digital Officer

Israel's largest cargo shipping firm ZIM has hired Liav Geffen to serve in the newly created position of chief digital officer (CDO).   “The new Digital Unit in ZIM will drive the digital transformation the company has already embarked upon,” said ZIM president & CEO, Eli Glickman. “We intend to foster innovation and technology across the board, impacting every aspect of our operations. Our vision is to combine top-notch technological solutions with a personal and dedicated service to our customers.”   Over the last eight years, Geffen was VP Marketing of

David Fries (Photo: IHMC)

Undersea Technology Expert David Fries Joins IHMC

University of South Florida for two decades, will work at both the Ocala and Pensacola IHMC locations until next summer, when he relocates to Pensacola.   Fries’ main area of specialization is undersea technology. He holds 35 patents in the field, and is best known for inventing underwater sensors and robots that can determine the extent of oil spill contamination, detect submarines (or other robots), and help take fish counts.   The potential benefits of using such devices are economic, political and ecological.    To take just one example, accurate fish counts via robots

Management Shuffle at Atlas Elektronik

will succeed Volker Paltzo who will leave the company on December 31, 2015 and take on a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH in Hallbergmoos, Bavaria.   In his previous assignment, Rolf Wirtz was Senior Vice President and acted as Head of the business unit “Sensors, Electronic Warfare & Avionics” unit of Airbus Defence and Space and also Head of the Development and Production unit within the Electronics business line. Over and above this, he directed the Ulm location of Airbus.   The Management Board will be extended by one more member. This

Mark Baldwin, Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

Baldwin to Lead Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

. Due to the product’s long duration deployments for continuous measurement of oceanographic parameters, Seaglider has revolutionised the way in which oceanographic data is collected. The product has been designed to be as efficient as possible, accommodating a wide range of oceanographic sensors and its method of propulsion uses very little energy. Seaglide deployments can last for months, enabling it to traverse thousands of kilometers in a single use, saving the costs associated with traditional methods of gathering data. “We have a large number of Seaglider users in the European

 Alan Lytle (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman Hires VP for Undersea Systems

  Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Alan Lytle vice president, Undersea Systems business unit, for the company's Electronic Systems sector, the company announced today.   Lytle will have executive responsibility for all Undersea Systems programs and products, including submarine sensors, unmanned maritime systems, and mine-hunting systems and torpedoes. He will be based at the company's facility in Annapolis effective immediately.   Lytle joined the company in 2010 as director, Undersea Systems special defense programs. In 2013, he assumed the role of director, business

Photo Wiki CCL

Student Challenge: Control Airship Using Offshore DP Technology

of 2014. The assignment for the 'Zeppaloon' project is to develop a scaled unmanned airship to simulate the dynamic positioning technology that KONGSBERG uses to operate offshore vessels in challenging conditions. The challenge involves developing a prototype with sub systems such as; software, sensors and reference systems, thruster and power management and control algorithms. The prototype must be able to operate in the same challenging conditions that KONGSBERG systems are exposed to every day. Through the design, development and test phases, students are guided by highly skilled and experienced

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

Terma A/S, has appointed Larry Hungerford as President & CEO, effective immediately. Larry Hungerford joined Terma North America Board of Directors in February, 2008. During 2012 he became part of the company’s daily operations as Vice President, Business Development, Command, Control & Sensor Systems while continuing his Directorship. Prior to joining Terma North America, Larry Hungerford was responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s domestic growth and management of Lockheed Martin’s 26 domestic field offices, while supporting Corporate Business Development (CBD) functions