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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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FairfieldNodal Recruits New Sales Manager

Ronnie Grimberg has joined the FairfieldNodal as sales manager for Central and South America, bringing with him 17 years of experience in the seismic industry, most recently as the regional marketing and sales manager for North and South America for Dolphin Geophysical.    Prior to his work at Dolphin Geophysical, Grimberg played key roles in operations, sales and marketing management for Latin America at CGGVeritas.   

New DNV GL Regional Manager in S. America

Alex Imperial has taken over as DNV GL Oil & Gas’s regional manager for South America just as the company is creating a dedicated research unit in Brazil. Imperial recently left Singapore, where he was Director for DNV GL’s Deepwater Technology Center, to take over DNV GL’s Oil & Gas Division in South America. Experience from his last position will benefit his new role as the new dedicated Research unit means that research will be one of the DNV GL’s focus areas in Brazil. “With the vast pre-salt offshore developments ongoing and planned in Brazil, and other

Michael Hansen (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

Asahi/America Promotes Hansen to VP

Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Michael J. Hansen to Vice President of the Western Region and International Operations.   Since August 2015, Hansen has been handling the reporting and strategic planning of Asahi/America’s sales operations in South America, the Pacific Islands, and, most recently, the company’s entrance into the Australian marketplace. In addition to these responsibilities, Hansen will continue to oversee Asahi/America’s team of sales representatives west of the Mississippi River, and assist Asahi/America district sales managers and their distributors with

MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade

MOL (America) Inc. welcomes Junya Nakamura as Senior Vice President of Transpacific, Caribbean, Latin (West Coast South America) Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations; import and

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

position of Global Accounts Manager with Intermarine. He rejoins Intermarine from Dan Gulf Shipping, LLC, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Pricing. In this role he was responsible for managing Caytrans BBC, an ocean freight liner service operating between the U.S. Gulf, North Coast South America and the Caribbean. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Tulane University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Bruton is a native Spanish speaker

Mads Buchwald (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Expands in the US

has announced that a new office in Stamford, Connecticut, will see the light of day as per May 1, 2015. The opening is part of the Dan-Bunkering group’s expansion strategy which was kicked off earlier this year by the opening of new offices in Valparaiso and Montevideo. The two new offices in South America have been off to a great start and is thus accompanied by the latest addition to the Dan-Bunkering group in Stamford, Conn. Dan-Bunkering’s Stamford office will be headed by Mads Buchwald, a Danish national, who has been active in the bunker business since 2008, both in Denmark as well

Photo: Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Aker Philadelphia Appoints New CFO

Shipyard ASA has appointed Jan Ivar Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer effective September 2015. Since 2009, Nielsen has held the position of CFO of VARD Holdings, a publicly listed global designer and builder of offshore and specialized vessels with 10 facilities across Europe, Asia and South America.   From the period 2002 to 2005, Nielsen was CFO of the shipyard in Philadelphia. In 2005, Nielsen was involved in the formation of Aker American Shipping Company, the former parent of both Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company. He then served as CFO of Aker American

Natural gas workers in Peru

Natural Gas Workers in Peru May Strike

  Natural gas workers in Peru, South America's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, said on Friday they had pulled out of wage talks with Argentine energy company Pluspetrol and would vote on a possible strike in a few weeks. Pluspetrol leads the consortium that taps Peru's Camisea fields, the source of the country's daily natural gas output of around 1.2 billion cubic feet. Juan Carlos Vargas, a spokesman for the SUTRAPPEC union that represents 193 of the 494 Camisea workers, said a walkout would halt natural gas production. "There would be no one to pump the gas,"

Gregory E. Hewitt, Executive Vice President, The Americas at Kalmar

Greg Hewitt is Executive V.P. of Kalmar

are delighted to welcome him to the team," says Olli Isotalo, President of Kalmar. "Kalmar is the leading provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry, with great potential to continue to grow in North but especially in South America. I'm very excited to leverage my experience and join a team of great professionals to serve our customers and provide them the best value and loyalty," says Greg Hewitt. Greg Hewitt succeeds Lennart Brelin who is leaving Kalmar at the end of 2014 to pursue other interests. Lennart Brelin

Maria Ancheril (Photo: Xodus Subsea)

Xodus Subsea Strengthens Americas Team

in the region. Amedeo Marcotulli is the company’s new General Manager – Americas, and previously worked with Genesis where he was Subsea Business Unit Director for Asia Pacific. He will be based in Houston and will be responsible for all aspects of Xodus Subsea operations in North and South America. With more than 28 years’ experience working within the subsea industry, he has substantial knowledge of subsea engineering, field development planning, engineering management, flow assurance and marine construction. “Xodus Subsea is looking to establish itself as one of the

Palladium Announces VP of Business Development

. As the recent V.P. of International Business at Savant Systems LLC., Arnold setup the Distribution and Field Engineering for the company and also developed and managed all B2B relationships in the International markets.  Those markets included Australia, New Zealand, ASIA, EMEA, Russia, South America, Central America /Caribbean and Canada.    In his early career, Arnold was a co-founder of Atlas Broadband, one of the Southeast's first DSL providers as well as the Director of Business for DirecNet a pioneering company in the high-speed wireless sector and ISP provider. During that

Cinthya Lopes (Photo: Simwave)

Simwave Welcomes Lopes

. In 2015 she specialized as a Crewing Controller at OSM.   Lopes is the President of SOBRAMAM – Brazilian Merchant Marine Society. A scientific technical society aimed to enhance Brazilian Merchant Marine force. From 2014 – 2017 Lopes was Competence and Training representative for South America at IMCA (International Maritime Contractors Association), in 2017 she was IMCA South America Branch Vice-Chairman.  

Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO

role 35 years of experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries. Over the tenure of his career, he gained considerable international experience while working and living in Norway, Asia and the United Kingdom to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America. Most recently, he served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Reporting directly to the CEO, he was responsible for all of CB&I's engineering

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Names Petterson CEO

.   In his over 35-year career, Petterson has gained extensive experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries. His international experience includes time working and living in Norway, Asia and the U.K. to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America.   Most recently, Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to CB&I, Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd

Thomas Delaney (Photo: Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc.)

Delaney Joins Portwide as President

with container carriers and BCOs. Under his leadership, the terminals effectively expanded its business model from proprietary operator to third-party service provider. He worked to plan, develop and lead sales efforts for multiple marine terminals in the U.S. and for inland facilities in Central and South America and utilized business relationships developed over 20 years as the primary resource to exceed sales expectations.   Prior to joining the AP Moller Maersk organization, Delaney spent 15 years as Senior Vice President/Co-owner of the Columbia Group of Companies, Liberty Corner, N.J., where

Jan Böttjer. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

The Box Juggler at Hapag-Lloyd

;re familiar with the challenges on board and can adjust our actions accordingly.”   Hapag-Lloyd’s seven central stowage planning offices are divided among the Regions. Though spread across the world, they work closely together. For example, a ship sailing from Hamburg toward South America will leave its final port in Region Europe at a certain point.    When that happens, Böttjer will hand responsibility for the ship over to his counterparts in Valparaíso. The information he transmits to South America will include, among other things, data on all the containers

Jerry Nichols (Photo: InterAct)

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

, an Acteon company, announced the addition of Jerry Nichols, Sr. Geophysical Advisor, to its technical team.     Nichols has over 35 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in the geosciences throughout the U.S. (GOM, California and North Slope), Middle East, Australia, South America and the North Sea. He has experience in both exploration and field development, particularly in acquiring, processing and interpreting 3D seismic data.   Nichols’ experience as exploration manager at Orchard Petroleum included enhancement of the company’s cashflow through upgraded