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Nigel Shewring (Photo: Hempel)

Shewring to lead Hempel R&D

and our experts play a crucial role when it comes to sharing knowledge about both challenges and solutions in our industry,” said Steen Hoff, Hempel’s Acting Director of Operations. Nigel will help ensure that we continue to develop both our own and our customers’ understanding of the technology of coatings in the best way possible.”Shewring has more than 23 years of R&D experience in a global industrial coatings environment. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Durham and a PhD. in Material Science from Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Damon Saetre (Photo: HII)

HII Announces Leadership Changes

.Saetre succeeds Brian Fields, who, due to an increasing focus on business transformation, is transitioning to vice president of business transformation and chief transformation officer. In this position, Fields will lead the company’s digital shipbuilding program, as well as the information technology division. The IT division will transition to Fields this fall in preparation for the retirement of Bharat Amin, vice president and chief information officer, in early 2020. Fields will continue to work directly for Boykin.Fields began his shipbuilding career in 1990 as a test engineer in the Los

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

positions in Asia, including serving as the Operations Head Far East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens

Elizabeth Paull  (Photo: Chelsea Technologies)

Chelsea Technologies Appoints Paull as MD

Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector and a Sonardyne company, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. Paull, who joins the company from leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International, has been appointed to further develop Chelsea Technologies as a market leader in environmental sensing technology across a variety of industry sectors, and particularly in maritime where the regulatory landscape of today is creating significant challenges for shipowners and operators.Paull’s appointment

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

Sea Machines Robotics, a technology company serving the marine industry, has hired industry veteran Frank Relou to lead its European sales efforts. In his new role as European business development manager, Relou will lead the transformation of Europe’s hard-working commercial fleets with technology that empowers operators with enhanced on-water productivity and job predictability.Sea Machines offers proven commercial-grade, wireless, remote vessel-control systems and autonomous navigation technology. In his role, Relou will work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-orient

Søren Andersen  (Photo: StormGeo)

Andersen Appointed New CEO of StormGeo

on environmentally and economically superior container tonnage. He brings with him a vast, multi-segmented and multi-disciplinary network, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing traditional industries as well as how these can be solved via digitalization and the use of modern technology. He has, among others, spearheaded Maersk Line’s and APL’s fuel cost and emissions savings programs—developing and implementing an ambitious strategy for the optimization of vessel operations using sophisticated data collection and analysis methods

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER Group's strategy for its own growth, be it organic or by identifying M&A opportunities in those sectors where SENER is positioned to become a technology leader

Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

Photo: Webb Institute

​21 Graduate from Webb Institute

work or start their professional careers in the marine industry. Notable employers include: BMT Designers and Planners, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, Newport News Shipbuilding, NSWC Carderock, Shipwright, and Vigor. Graduate schools include: MIT, University of Michigan, and Delft University of Technology. 

David DeVilbiss (Photo: Glosten)

DeVilbiss Joins Glosten

marine casualty and emergency response operations throughout all operating regions. He brings over 25 years of marine industry experience ranging from vessels, marine infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.DeVilbiss attended Le Tourneau University (Mechanical Engineering), the Divers Institute of Technology (Commercial Diver), and Lloyds Maritime Academy (Salvage Law and Practice)

Christian Rheault (Photo: Samson)

Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault has degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both useful in gaining 25+ years of experience within multiple industries and international organizations. Samson is expecting to quickly benefit from his strong global leadership, technology and engineering background, and strength in strategic planning and execution. 

Ulrich Kadow (Photo: AGCS)

Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

to his move to Toronto, was Global Head of Package & Multiline where he established the mid-market Property, Liability and Engineering business in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Australia and Denmark. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and an M.S in Computer Science from University of Technology Munich TUM. He also holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

a lack of relevant skills was identified as the biggest barrier. Their peers in the energy value chain told a similar story in Digitalization and the future of energy, with 91% of companies saying that further digital skills training was needed.“Our long commitment to creating value from digital technology means that we are able to combine deep domain and digital knowledge.  As a company, we are in a constant dialogue with our customers and we are committed to providing solutions that bridge their digital skills gap,” said Vareide.Digital Solutions is behind established software such as

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

CEO. At the same time, we are very pleased that Holger will now be able to focus on other tasks within the Zech Group.”In the course of a career spanning 39 years, Grool learned the ropes in the ship management sector from scratch. After graduating as a Master of Science in Maritime and Transport Technology from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, he embarked on an international career as a marine engineer, eventually holding executive positions as managing director and board member of renowned companies across the globe. Over the various stages of his professional life, Grool has worked

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts as its new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s

Theo Priestley (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Priestley Joins WFS Technologies

Theo Priestley, a technology futurist who focuses on emerging trends and their impact on business and wider society, has joined the team at WFS Technologies.Priestley takes up the role of chief marketing officer at WFS Technologies and is lined up to speak at a number of key industry conferences including this month’s Digital Oilfield event in Aberdeen, and the International IoT and Digital Transformation for Oil & Gas conference to be held in Amsterdam in June.Widely recognized as a thought leader and evangelist on emerging technologies, Preistly has written more than 100 articles for

Don Black (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Hires Black as Vice President

, this new position gives Black responsibility for the company’s global sales of Sea Machines autonomous-command and remote-control products for commercial workboats. He also has special oversight for supporting the development of the company’s advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for commercial ships and vessels, currently being trialed aboard an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship. Black resides in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, but reports to the position from Boston.Having served as a senior executive for more than 25 years, Black brings to Sea Machines significant experience

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