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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

ensure it is competing effectively with other sectors for the best candidates.A new skills strategy is now required to ensure the industry responds effectively to securing future talent requirements and achieving the best case scenario to safeguard posts.Representatives from operating companies and supply chain firms from across the UK took part in the data gathering exercise. The workforce data collected totaled 34,000 roles, representing 50 percent of the gross operated production in the UKCS. The review identifies common roles and categorizes them into broad job families to study potential impacts

Scott Weldon. Photo: HII

Shipbuilding: Weldon Named VP at HII Ingalls

Scott Weldon was promoted to vice president of supply chain management at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls supply chain management functions, including sourcing, procurement, inventory control and material warehousing. He succeeds Lori Harper, who will retire on Aug. 1 after more than 15 years of service at Ingalls.   Weldon joined HII in 1998 and served in various leadership positions across the shipyard. Most recently, he served as chief procurement officer. He was named Instructor of the Year in 2017 for his work as an

Velecia Valentine

Valentine Appointed COO at Telsa NanoCoatings

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc has announced Velecia Valentine has been named Chief Operating Officer.  Valentine brings over 25 years of Supply Chain and Sales and Operations Planning experience to Tesla. Valentine joins Tesla from Newell Rubbermaid - Home Solutions Segment where she led the Global Supply Chain and Sales and Operations Planning for Rubbermaid, Goody, and Levelor and Calphalon brands.  

Greencarrier AB, its founders   Björn Eklund, Chief Executive Officerr(left), Stefan Björk, Chairman(right) at their offices in Gothenburg. (Photo: Greencarrier Freight

Greencarrier Freight Services Appoints New CEO

Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, has appointed Johan Jemdahl as CEO. Jemdahl has wide experience in production and supply chain management around the world and was most recently MD for Ericsson in Nigeria. He has been on Greencarrier’s board of directors for the last four years. Stefan Björk, Chairman of the Greencarrier board, says: “Johan’s previous experiences as both supply chain manager and as MD will be of great benefit to us. He also knows our business and

TT Club Supports Supply Chain Learning Initiative

primary and secondary school children as well as higher education students, management trainees and corporate continuous development schemes.  TT Club sees the initiative as an imaginative means to educate and inspire young people in the UK, motivating an interest in and comprehension of modern supply chains and the transport resources that service them. Business on the Move has been devised by two former Business Studies teachers – Andy Page and Pat Smedley - who set up their Very Enterprising Community Interest Company in 2011 to create a versatile supply chain game that could be used

Jim George (Photo: OEM Group)

George Joins OEM Group

will focus on all commercial matters as well as building and strengthening client relationships across all regions.   George has more than four decades’ experience in the oil and gas industry with a track record across a diverse portfolio of companies covering operators as well as global supply chain firms. His career includes 13 years at VetcoGray in various procurement roles culminating in category manager for the Eastern Hemisphere; eight years working in drilling waste management at Oil Tools Europe; two years at Kuehen + Nagel, the world’s third largest transportation and logistics

Morrison Express Names Krajniak Americas VP

Logistics, transportation and supply chain management provider Morrison Express announced that Ron Krajniak has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager, Americas Region.   “Serving in key leadership roles in both domestic and global operations with clients across the supply chain and logistics industry, Ron brings broad-reaching experience to our management team," said Morrison Express Chairman and CEO, Danny Chiu. "Ron has a history of driving results and achieving corporate goals while managing operations and cross-functional teams to success,"

Tim Mullen (Photo: CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group)

Mullen Joins CLARCOR EMG as Supply Chain Director

Tim Mullen recently joined CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (EMG) as Director, Supply Chain.   In his new role, Mullen will assume responsibilities for the organization’s supply chain with an initial focus on the domestic United States facilities.   Mullen most recently served as the Director of Global Sourcing at SPX Flow in Charlotte, N.C. He has spent 18 years working in supply chain management across several industries.   Mullen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Operations and a Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management and Technology, both

Inside the Wind Lidar Production Facility (Photo: ZephIR)

ZephIR Lidar Expands Engineering Team

ZephIR Lidar has announced the expansion of its Engineering and Supply Chain Team as part of a larger strategy to increase production and meet the growing demand for more accurate wind measurements within the wind energy industry. ZephIR Lidar has invested its own resources and has also applied for and received government-backed ‘Innovate UK’ funding in support of expanding the engineering function for production and manufacturing, as well as creating new jobs in the rural location of Ledbury, UK, where the Company is based.   Paul Taylor joins as Program Director, brought into

Pam Thom

Duo of Senior Appointments for ATR Group

oil and gas marketplace. Pam Thom brings more than 18 years industry experience to the newly-created role which will see her focus on supporting onshore operations across ATR’s UK network. Formerly operations director at Conserve Oilfield Services, she brings a wealth of knowledge in supply chain management, procurement, logistic and operational excellence to ATR. Her remit will include reviewing processes and procedures with the Lifting Solutions business to maximise efficiencies and deliver cost benefits to ATR’s customers. She is joined by newly appointed supply chain manager

Hans Nagtegaal

Nagtegaal is Head of Containers, Rotterdam Port

other places), ultimately becoming director of the NileDutch Africa Line, via Safmarine. Hans Nagtegaal succeeds Joyce Bliek. The Port Authority has created a new position, in which Joyce Bliek will focus on improving and streamlining digital communication and the exchange of information in the supply chain. The increases in scale in container shipping result in peak volumes and cause a lot of stress in logistics, partly because a great deal of the information needed is fragmented across this chain. Improving the supply chain is one of the spearheads of Port Authority policy and Joyce Bliek will

Spellman Joins INTTRA as CTO

years of experience as a software executive with a strong track record of conceiving, designing, developing and deploying innovative products. Spellman will be responsible for INTTRA's platform and technology strategy and execution.   Spellman has joined INTTRA from Tracelink, a pharmaceutical supply chain network where he designed, delivered and operated a cloud-native, multi-tenant, highly scalable platform for inter-company supply chain business and compliance processes handling billions of transactions annually. Previously, he spent six years as SVP Products and SaaS of SupplyScape after serving

Bulk vessel Cuyahoga (Photo: Rand Logistics)

Rand Logistics Names Corporate VP of Procurement

Rand Logistics, Inc., a provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Garwood to the position of Corporate Vice President of Procurement responsible for managing the company's strategic sourcing and supply chain functions. In his new role, Garwood will lead improvement initiatives relating to the procurement and supply of fuel, parts, galleys and capital goods and services for the company’s vessels.   Garwood brings to the position over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategic sourcing, procurement

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office.    Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups.    As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail. He also represents industrial

Eddie Aston (Photo: CEVA Logistics)

CEVA Appoints Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Nordics

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has appointed Eddie Aston to the position of Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics (UKIN).    Aston joins CEVA from Northgate the commercial van hire and leasing organization where he was UK Managing Director. In his new role he brings extensive, international executive level experience in supply chain management, logistics and business-to-business service companies where he earned a reputation for delivering durable top and bottom line improvements across a number of vertical markets.   Aston will be based from the UKIN

New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor

River Transportation Company (ARTCO), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), today announced plans to launch new barge fleeting and switching operations in the Cairo, Illinois, harbor starting January 1, 2016.    The Cairo harbor is a vital hub in the inland waterway supply chain. The new operation will be based in Wickliffe, Kentucky, and will provide fleeting and switching operations from mile 948 on the Lower Mississippi River to mile 29 on the Upper Mississippi and mile 974 on the Ohio River.   “ARTCO is the only company in the inland waterway system that

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

CMR Group, the control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist, has announced two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will

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