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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Donald F. Hastings (Photo: Lincoln Electric)

Obituary: Donald F. Hastings, former Lincoln Electric CEO

outstanding service to the welding industry.   AWS has honored Hastings’ career in the welding industry with two scholarships. The Donald F. Hastings Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. The second, the Donald and Shirley Hastings Scholarship, is funded through direct contributions made to the AWS by Hastings and his wife, Shirley, to promote higher education in welding.  

ABB Names Jouret Chief Digital Officer

Valley. He served for 20 years at Cisco after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things division, which aims to connect billions of devices to the internet across a wide range of industries.   Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group, a unit responsible for incubating new businesses. Under his leadership, the team created nine new start-ups, including those, which became Cisco’s TelePresence and Internet of Things groups. He has lived in 12 countries

Richard Reitz (Photo: Retlif)

Retlif Promotes Reitz to Director of Engineering

Independent EMC and environmental testing organization Retlif Testing Laboratories has promoted Richard Reitz to the position of Director of Engineering. Reitz has been with Retlif since 1985, serving in several capacities. As Director of Engineering, he will now oversee testing and staff engineers at all the Retlif testing facilities including Ronkonkoma, N.Y. headquarters and Plainview, N.Y. composite laboratory, as well as the Harleysville, Penn., Charlotte, N.C. and Goffstown, N.H. laboratories. Reitz will be based in Harleysville, Penn.    An iNarte Certified Accredited Test

The trainees Photo Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Training for Apprentices

in October. In the marine division, 26 apprentices (21 men and five women) will complete training programs to become a ship mechanic or a course to become a nautical or technical officer’s assistant as a prerequisite for completing a three-year course of study in nautical science or shipping technology. Another 12 apprenticeships will begin their training to become ship mechanics in January 2017. At present, Hapag-Lloyd employs 239 apprentices and students in dual-track study programs. Of these, 127 are based on shore and 112 are in the marine division. “Hapag-Lloyd has been investing

HBO Room (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Expands into Health Care with Hyperbaric Chambers

Unique Group is investing $2m in a  healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets. The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show in Dubai.   The move follows the acquisition in 2015 by Unique Group of Oceanwide SaS, the Netherlands-based market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats.   Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unique Medical Technology will serve the healthcare market across Europe

From left to right: Alastair Pettie, Rune Haukom, Steve Nell, Shaun Ortell, Pierre Marais, Wojtek Kowalczyk  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Opens South African Facility

.   Kongberg's expansion in South Africa comes as the Government’s National Development Plan turns toward maritime resources as part of ‘Operation Phakisa’; a program implemented to unlock the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans. Kongsberg Maritime’s diverse technology portfolio can support all major pillars of the Operation Phakisa maritime program, including: marine transport and manufacturing, offshore oil and gas, aquaculture, marine protection and ocean governance/monitoring.   The Kongsberg Maritime South Africa facility currently combines office

Smith Joins Woods Hole Group

Rob Smith joined Woods Hole Group on October 20, 2016 as the new Business Development Manager/Senior Oceanographer.  He will reside in the Texas Office, and support the company’s domestic and worldwide activities.   Rob comes to Woods Hole Group with nearly 30 years of expertise in applied, commercial oceanography and marine environmental science in support of offshore and coastal engineering and marine environmental operational challenges.  His career development commenced from laboratory analysis of marine sediments to undertaking coastal and offshore oceanographic and meteorolo

Kaitlyn Schneider (Photo: Mercury Marine)

A Female Mechanic Makes her Mark

Mercury Marine has long partnered with the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando to produce some of its finest marine mechanics, such as Kaitlyn Schneider, who’s been thriving for the past two years at Lakeside Marina in Oshkosh, Wis.   Joe Honsa, president of Lakeside Marina says he’s been in the marine business for more than 30 years and Schneider is the first female to apply for the true technician position at his store.   “At times it’s intimidating in an all-male environment working as their equal,” said Honsa. “I would put her up against any of

Alberto Morandi (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Establishes Technical Authority Board

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has established a Technical Authority Board to be led by Alberto Morandi, formerly head of Global Maritime Americas.   Global Maritime said the Technical Authority Board will promote excellence throughout the company, ensuring consistent and high-quality technical standards. Each board member, who will be nominated for a two-year term, will have specific knowledge in one of the following disciplines: marine operations, structural engineering, naval

Brian Kane (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Kane Chief Technology Officer

Marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems company GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has promoted Brian Kane to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   A founding partner and GOST Board of Director member, Kane will, in his new capacity, will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company, including the development and implementation of strategies for new security technologies for the global maritime marketplace.   “Brian was one of the founders of GOST over 12 years ago and is the backbone of our organization,” said

 Kineteco senior technical manager Max Sheppard. (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Expands Distributor Network

Kineteco International, a U.K. spring starter manufacturer, appointed a new European and Russian distributor to push export sales. Kineteco added Hatraco, a Netherlands-based supply company, which will be tasked with increasing sales and raising Kineteco’s profile across continental Europe and Russia, aside from the Benelux countries.    This deal follows the earlier appointments of Atlantic Diesel Services (ADS) as UK distributor and Kemper en Van Twist (KVT) for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.   Kineteco currently sells around 1,000 spring starters a year and has

Barry Thomas (Photo: OceanLED)

OceanLED Names Thomas National Sales Manager

OceanLED has appointed Barry Thomas to the role of National Sales Manager, USA to manage all of OceanLED's Sales related activities in America.   Thomas will be based in OceanLED's U.S. office in Deerfield Beach, Fla.   He brings to the role over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry, previously working in a variety of roles including design, key account manager and associate director at some key lighting companies including Marine Light Corp and The Light Corporation.

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Engineers Expand the Window for Installing Monopiles

Longitude Engineering – a specialist marine engineering subsidiary of the LOC Group – working closely with Rampion and its contractors, has developed an  analysis and modeling process to fully understand why large monopiles oscillate in relatively small wave heights; and to increase the operating window for their installation. Monopiles and turbines are increasing in size as wind farms move farther offshore.    At the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently under construction off the south coast of the U.K., the developer was concerned that these large structures

Graeme Temple  (Photo: BraemarSA)

Traditional Training to Counter the Over-reliance on Technology

of machinery damage, citing a lack of focus on traditional training as a major concern. Speaking at the conference, Mr Temple said: “The rising number of crew errors is a concern to me, but I believe this can be addressed with the right training and commitment. Too often, we see the use of technology increasing at a faster rate than the employment of traditional training. This puts human vigilance and interaction in jeopardy.   “We should embrace new technologies, but not at the expense of undermining, and possibly even foregoing, traditional training. These must be used together

Ioseba Tena (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Tena as Global Business Manager

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has announced the appointment of Ioseba (Joe) Tena as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Robotic Systems. Tena joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him more than 20 years of experience working with marine robotic systems, most recently at SeeByte.   Early in his career Tena worked with marine robots as a Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University. His PhD was completed in 2001 and focused on navigating Autonomous Underwater Vehicles using imaging sonars. The following year, Tena became part of the original

Mark Broster & Robyn Harrigan speaking at ECDIS Seminar, Dubai (Photo: ECDIS)

ECDIS Enters Second Phase of International Seminars in Dubai

ECDIS Ltd's international seminars on have proven such a success, they have now moved into a new series; starting with the one of the previous hosts, Dubai.   The seminar, held on November 3rd at the InterContinental Hotel Dubai, gave the attendees a great opportunity to interact directly with the speakers in a round table discussion style forum, gaining invaluable insight and knowledge to enhance company procedures.   The seminar titled "ECDIS Inspections: Marine Risk Reduction, Detentions & Best Practice" provides the delegates with practical, insightful knowledge of the

Charlie Stuart (Photo: OceanLED)

Stuart, Shapiro Join OceanLED

Marine and underwater LED lighting provider OceanLED has anounced two new staff appointments to its global leadership team: sales, product, business and organizational expert Charlie Stuart joins the company as Global Managing Director, and Lindsay Shapiro joins as the new Marketing Manager.  A seasoned leader with expertise in design, sales, operational change and process management, Stuart is responsible for implementing new business and operational processes, while also overseeing the product development lifecycle and new product launches, driving new global marketing, sales, and new

Zack Bolien (Photo: YANMAR)

Bolien Shifts to Digital Marketing at YANMAR America

from his current role of Parts Marketing Specialist to Digital Marketing Specialist.   The Digital Marketing Specialist is a new position for the company created in an effort to support YANMAR’s premium brand initiative, as well as to provide more solutions to customers using the latest technology. In this role, Bolien will be responsible for helping the company utilize marketing automation software to enhance online marketing efforts, managing the company’s digital assets, including the recently refreshed yanmar.com/us website and establishing an improved digital customer support

Fraser Louden Photo EV

EV Appoints New CEO

EV has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.   Bringing over 28 years’ of industry experience to the role, Fraser Louden has held a number of positions within a range of oil and gas service companies - including 17 years with Schlumberger - in global management and leadership posts. His career has also seen him work as managing director, and subsequently as chief executive officer of READ Well Services.   Fraser joins EV from his most recent position as managing director at ALS Oil & Gas, Houston, which was a role he held for four years.   To

Azeez Mohammed (Photo: GE)

GE Appoints Mohammed as Power Conversion President & CEO

in GE Power and GE Corporate worldwide. His other business management engagements include leadership positions in Latin America and the Saudi & Gulf regions. He holds master and doctorate degrees from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras all in Mechanical Engineering. Responsible for continuing to build the Power Conversion business, which drives the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure across multiple industries, Mohammed will notably strengthen the capacity of Power Conversion’s

Graham Brown (Photo: Sonardyne International)

Sonardyne Appoints Brown as Sales and Marketing Director

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has named Graham Brown as its new Sales and Marketing Director. With immediate effect, Brown  is responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategies across the entire company including oil and gas, ocean science, defence and maritime security market sectors.   Brown has worked for Sonardyne for over 14 years and during that time he has held a number of senior positions within the organisation. As Chief Mechanical Engineer, he oversaw the development and expansion of the company’s subsea technology portfolio and

Walter Hannemann (Photo: Dualog)

Hannemann Joins Dualog as Product Manager

Dualog, an independent maritime software solutions and ITC (Information & Communication Technology) services provider has appointed Walter Hannemann as its new Product Manager. Hannemann, an electronics engineer and experienced shipping industry ITC specialist joins Dualog after holding positions in IT management at Maersk Tankers and Torm.   Hannemann's previous roles have covered the full ITC spectrum for vessel and fleet operations. His expertise in leading diverse, global teams, co-operating with vendors and working closely with business management in addition to a deep

Roel de Graaf (Photo: Netherlands Maritime Technology)

Graaf Named MD of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf will take UP the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), beginning July 1, 2016 as the successor to Peter Zoeteman, who served as managing director of the trade association from May 2013 to June 2016.   “We are pleased to welcome a new managing director who is so familiar with the many aspects of the maritime sector,” says Hans Voorneveld, chairman of NMT.    “Roel is a passionate shipbuilder who has worked for both yards and marine equipment suppliers. He will lead the NMT organization in tackling the challenges faced

Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq Software

  Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members across its various brands and ships globally.   As a global company, Royal Caribbean required a solution that could handle increasingly complex workforce planning conditions unique to the cruise business, and its manual approach to crew planning and scheduling was time-consuming and left no room for optimization.   Quintiq is able to incorporate all the rules, regulations and requirements of its

Investment in Training Key to Handling Seafarer Shortage

The BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report released earlier this week indicates that there is a current shortfall of about 16,500 officers and a need for an additional 147,500 officers by 2025 to service the world merchant fleet. Nigel Cleave, CEO of VideotelTM, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has stressed that shipowners and shipmanagers need to invest in seafarer training to help combat this predicted shortfall of officers.   “Attracting new blood into the industry is vital and by having properly structured training programs to ensure competent cadets can advance quickly through the ranks will help

Carlos Arrietta (Photo: GAC)

GAC Names Arrieta O&G Director for S. America

GAC North America has signaled its strategic focus on the South American oil and gas sector with the appointment of Carlos Arrieta as Regional Commercial Director – Oil and Gas, responsible for developing its network of agents and general cargo throughout the region. Arrieta brings with him more than 40 years of industry experience to his new role. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Commercial Director, Oil and Gas for GAC North America – Logistics, after joining the Group in 2010 when it launched its oil and gas and logistics activities in the U.S. Lars Heisselberg, Group Vice

Matthew Campbell Photo AdvanTec Global Innovations

Campbell Joins AdvanTec as V.P.

Matthew Campbell assumes the position of Vice President, Marketing & Product Management of AdvanTec Global Innovations. He assumes responsibility for marketing, and the development and growth of all brands within the marine products portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience from a variety of high tech and manufacturing companies within the transportation sector including marine. “We are thrilled to have Matthew join our organization and to have him lead our marketing and product management teams with a focus on evolutionary collaboration.” said Paul Hill, CEO, AdvanTec Global

Graeme Slater (Photo: WFS Technology Ltd.)

Slater joins WFS Technologies as Sales Manager

WFS Technology Ltd. has appointed Graeme Slater as Sales Manager for the U.K., Australia and Southeast Asia. He is based in Aberdeen.   Since joining WFS in March, Slater has been supporting the company’s U.K. and international customers in its use of Seatooth-enabled products to increase production and reduce costs.   Prior to joining WFS Slater spent 13 years at Schlumberger in domestic and international managerial positions as the main point of contact. Before Schlumberger, he worked in engineering roles for National Oilwell Varco and Wood Group Engineering.   Slater was

Photo: San Jacinto College

Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

Ten maritime companies looking to hire interns and full-time employees recently conducted interviews with students at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus. After a day of maritime transportation classes, the students gathered their resumes, took to the hallways, and waited their turns to speak with company representatives to vie for internships. Companies that interviewed students included Higman Marine, Buffalo Marine, Cheryl K Marine, Harley Gulf Marine, Marquette Transportation, Martin Marine, G&H Towing, Harbor Services, J.A.M. Services

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