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Paul Hickinbotham is the new Product Manager EMEA Marine at Dometic (Photo: Dometic)

Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine

lead a dedicated team from his U.K. base, reporting to Head of Product Management EMEA, Sophie Dixon. The main focus of the new department will be to collate specialist market information from across the EMEA region and work closely with the company’s factories to identify new design and technology concepts, innovations and improvements for Dometic’s range of systems and equipment for the marine industry.   In his former role at Dometic, Hickinbotham led the growth of the company’s OEM and commercial divisions throughout EMEA to a strong position in the industry, with demand

Daly Joins Sea Machines as COO

Boston-based smart ship technology company Sea Machines Robotics has hired Jim Daly as Chief Operating Officer.   Daly was previously Chief Operating Officer and an early member of the leadership team at Rethink Robotics, where he scaled operations from technology concept through first and second-generation products. He most recently led the Sawyer robot product development project from conception through design, launch and global customer deployment. He held earlier senior leadership roles at startups Zeemote, Tea Forte and Handspring, and as a Division Manager at Solectron Corporation. Daly

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

double-digit growth.  He will direct inside sales, field sales and channel management teams to strengthen relationships with current customers and to cultivate new growth opportunities in existing and new markets.   Marchionni brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Lumitec Carmen held Regional Vice President positions at Zones, Inc. and Datalink and was the founder of Open Systems Solutions, Inc. (OSSI), a successful value-added reseller in the information technology space. Carmen holds an Electrical Engineering

Photo: Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft Offers Training for Refugees

from various crises regions opportunities to further qualification and, with this, integrate into society, the shipbuilder said.   In the first step, around 30 people will be accepted into the program which could start as soon as autumn 2015. With this concept for qualification as a “Metal technology specialist”, these individuals are given the opportunity to prepare themselves for and qualify in a recognized training profession.   The strengths of both cooperation partners are united in one concept: the Johannesburg education institution focuses on integration and language skills

Dominic Tasker (Photo courtesy of Silverstream Technologies)

Silverstream Technologies Expands Technical Team

New naval architect appointed following first commercial installation, and pipeline of orders   Dominic Tasker has been hired as a new naval architect at Silverstream Technologies, a developer of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry.   Silverstream said the move is in line with its strategy for infrastructure expansion following the company’s first commercial installation of the Silverstream System with Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the development of a significant pipeline of further orders.     Tasker joins Silverstream Technologies from global maritime

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) agreed to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.   NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

step down from his position as CEO of Huisman, with immediate effect. The company said it will implement an internal solution and adjust the management structure accordingly, if required. Joop Roodenburg will remain involved in the day-to-day management of the company and continue in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Huisman is a globally operating company with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under

Joachim Nessa, business development manager at Omega in Stavanger

Omega Completion Technology Strengthens Team in Norway

Independent well completion and intervention technology developer and manufacturer Omega Completion Technology has appointed a business development manager in Norway in response to an increase in Scandinavian contracts and projects. Joachim Nessa has joined Omega’s Stavanger office from Interwell Norway AS where he had worked as sales engineer for three years and previously spent six years as a tool specialist with PI Intervention AS. Nessa has extensive international experience, delivering projects for operators in the Middle East, Baku, Indonesia and across Europe and also has broad

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Engineering and technology group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization activity, as new applications for the company’s Revolution valve technology are rolled out. These new configurations of the already successful, field tested, subsea in-riser shear and seal valves will add similar performance and cost saving benefits to well control systems for light well intervention applications and subsea well abandonments

André Meijer (Photo courtesy of Huisman)

Meijer Appointed CEO of Huisman

 Huisman board appoints André Meijer as chief executive officer (CEO) per August 2015; Joop Roodenburg to become chief technology officer (CTO)   Huisman announced that André Meijer is appointed as CEO, effective August 1, 2015. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO this year to the CTO position.   From his new position as CTO, Roodenburg will remain a member of the board and will now be able to fully focus on technical innovation for the company’s various product groups, Huisman said.  Furthermore

Raal Harris

Modern Training for Modern Crew

Many of today’s recruits into the shipping industry have grown up with games and their technologies. They are used to the personalisation and individualization such technology delivers. But can the shipping industry focus the energy and enthusiasm that people have for video games into valuable learning experiences for serious purposes?  This was the question explored by Raal Harris, Videotel’s Director of e-Learning & Digital Media, speaking at yesterday’s Manning and Training conference in Copenhagen.   According to Harris, interactivity is key to the future of

Photo: Voith

Voith Welcomes 42 New Apprentices

Forty-two young people will begin their apprenticeships today at Voith in Heidenheim. Seven of them are students enrolled in a dual studies program based on the “Ulm model”. Voith offers its apprentices a vocational education according to its own company model. Whether they choose a technical or a commercial track, the apprentices receive a practical education characterized by complex projects and interdisciplinary qualifications.   “Today these young people are embarking on their careers. Voith will accompany them on this journey; Voith’s apprenticeship concept and

Vessel Motion

VMMS for the Carbon Trust OWA Program

Innovative VMMS system delivered to Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Program (OWA) System installed on vessel to monitor conditions during trials of OWA concept prototypes VMMS significantly improves safety levels of wind turbine transfer boats   Strainstall’s Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) has been successfully installed on a vessel running trials for the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program, a joint industry program aiming to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 10% for UK Round 3 sites. The OWA trial focuses on turbine access systems

Photo: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

research, CMS has been leading a large multi year project to develop proof of concept Dynamic Positioning capacity for hydrocarbon exploration/production operations in ice covered waters. This Joint Industry project involves tanks testing of hull models with DP systems to study the ability of the technology to identify and counteract managed ice conditions. For its part CMS is developing a specialized visualization system that will make use of ice data coming from the ice modelling tanks to simulate realistic ice-hull interaction. Much of this work will serve to improve the level of ice modelling

Semco/Maersk Drilling

Semco Maritime wins order for Expansion of Maersk Guardian

Semco Maritime entered into an agreement with Maersk Drilling for the expansion of accommodation rig Maersk Guardian, which will be inserted at various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea from September 2016.   The order for Semco Maritime comprises installation of new accommodation blocks as a supplement to existing quarters on the jack-up rig. Semco Maritime won the order in an open tender with several Danish and foreign participants. Head of Semco Maritime’s rig division, Senior Vice President Lars Skov Christensen, is very pleased with the order for Maersk Guardian, which is

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