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HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

include state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators.   “I opened the Atwell Arcade last year, so it is fitting that I’m back to open these new facilities,” Pettitt said. “It is really good to see this restored heritage building, now housing today’s state-of-the-art technology. I am delighted that Fremantle is able to continue to host such a high level of expertise in marine operations, and support the maritime industry across Western Australia and further afield.”   For more than 25 years, HR Wallingford has been developing bespoke simulator-based systems

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

left to right: Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial manager Iain Middleton (center) with operations director Mo Petrie, left, and managing director Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

Middleton Joins Ecosse Subsea Systems

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has appointed Iain Middleton to the newly created role of commercial manager.   The subsea and engineering technology company said the move would allow commercial director Keith McDermott to continue to pursue new business opportunities for Ecosse in the Asian and US renewables and oil and gas sectors, and to focus on strategic developments.   In a 30-year career within the oil and gas sector, mainly with major operator Shell, Middleton was responsible for the commercial strategy, planning and execution of a number of important onshore and offshore brownfield

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

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

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

GE's Marine DP Training Center in Houston (Photo: GE)

GE Provides DP Sea Time Reduction Course

the accreditation to provide STR Courses too. As the industry struggles to find competent manpower, GE is a leader when it comes to training the next generation of mariners,” said Tim Schweikert, president and CEO of GE’s Marine Solutions business. GE’s Marine Solutions’ DP technology has gained wide acceptance in the marine industry. DP is a mariner-focused technology that helps mariners maintain their vessel in a predetermined heading and position. GE’s Marine Solutions recently also provided the Class A DP simulator to the DP center at the Arab Academy for Science

Palladium Announces VP of Business Development

Haitian government.    Arnold  also has a strong history of evolving businesses in the Internet based software and application marketplace. Arnold currently serves on the advisory committee for SIM Pilot, which is a South Florida start up providing SIM (scientific instrument module) technology utilizing approved FAA flight simulators for the private, and commercial aviation marketplace.     These accomplishments along with his passion for the emerging markets of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and iOT (Internet of Things), makes him a natural fit with Palladium's ongoing

Janelle Pence (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Pence as Vice President

Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company and part of its survey, monitoring and data business, has announced the recruitment of Janelle Pence as vice president for the USA region. Pence will be responsible for managing and developing Seatronics’ business with a particular focus on developing long-term partnerships with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and survey community in the Gulf of Mexico. Pence has more than 14 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, with a substantial focus on subsea development. She has held leadership positions in business development, commercial

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas Academy Launched

to Transas, the main purpose of the Transas Academy is to connect maritime stakeholders and provide them with integrated solutions and high quality content, helping them to bridge the gap between STCW and the required competency level. It facilitates all aspects of simulation and training by bringing technology, expertise and content together.    The keynote address by Transas CEO, Frank Coles, prompted the SimUC participants to rethink the role of training and master onboard in today's shipping environment: “If we are to have a successful transition to the new reality, we should consider

Mark Cooper (Image: ENG Resources)

'Subsea Matchmaking Service' at Subsea Expo

A matchmaking service aiming to reduce the costs of recruiting engineers for subsea projects is being launched at Subsea Expo. ENG Resources has been established to help subsea companies find the most suitable engineers for projects in oil and gas and marine renewables at the most competitive rates.   Set up by experienced subsea engineer, Mark Cooper, ENG Resources will source and provide the most appropriate engineering consultants to match the specific needs of a client’s project, reducing the risk of costly mistakes due to a lack of understanding of both the technical competences of

Sarath Chandran (Photo: Straightpoint)

Straightpoint Names New Project Engineer

Straightpoint has named Sarath Chandran project engineer as the force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell manufacturer continues to invest in electronics and telecommunications expertise. Chandran joins a team led by Roshan Divakaran, design engineer, who recently oversaw development of an ATEX and IECEx version of Straightpoint’s most popular product, the Radiolink Plus wireless load cell, which was launched at the turn of the year. The pair worked together in their native India and the reunion further equips the Hampshire, UK-based firm to pioneer technological

IMarEST Supports Mentoring Program in Singapore

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) joins a new Industry Mentors’ Network (IMN) program which sees first-year polytechnic students linked up with industry professionals to gain access to career advice and industry networking. The program, initiated by Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and in line with a regional SkillsFuture movement, seeks to provide greater opportunities for education and career guidance and to get students in Singapore to think about career aspirations early in their polytechnic education. Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek

Barry Flower (Photo: BMT)

BMT Isis Adds Marketing and Sales Director

value chain and where organizations can add value.   Recognized across the defense domain as a thought leader, Flower has represented industry suppliers on a number of strategic bilateral steering boards including the Joint UK MOD/Industry Support Steering Group and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) where he is currently the technical advisor for supportability engineering

Radio Holland Singapore Appoints General Manager

Radio Holland Singapore, part of the recently formed company RH Marine Group, has relocated to a modern, new office and appointed effective January 1, 2016 Danny Tan as General Manager. Danny Tan was welcomed back to Radio Holland at the official office opening ceremony on his return to the Group after four years away. Tan has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime business of which some 17 years were spent with Radio Holland. He is well known in Singapore and Malaysia. The new office is located in the center of Singapore, in a district where much of the maritime community and Radio

Eva Kristensen (Photo: Ulstein)

Kristensen to Head Ulstein Design and Solutions

in the group management of Ulstein Group ASA. Kristensen joins Ulstein from GE Oil & Gas Nordics, where she was managing director for five years. Prior to this, she was managing director for two companies in the Aker system. Kristensen holds an MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Instritute of Naval Architecture and Marine Technology

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City of Burgas Opens Maritime Simulator Center

The City of Burgas and its association of environmental organizations have opened a new simulator center for maritime training in the region in line with the expansion of the port of Burgas. The maritime simulator center was developed as part of a EU project to provide enhanced training of fishermen and post graduation of mariners in Bulgaria. As the second-largest city and important port on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, Burgas serves as an important industrial and economical hub. VSTEP was selected as maritime simulator supplier and has delivered and installed a DNV certified Class A NAUTIS Full

OIS Names Shellard Managing Director in Aberdeen

Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, has named Colin Shellard as its new managing director.   Based in Aberdeen, Shellard is responsible for setting the strategy at OIS, as the company continues to focus on new opportunities in the offshore decommissioning sector. He will also play a key role in developing opportunities for OIS to work together with other Acteon companies.  Shellard has more than 16 years of experience in offshore construction and subsea engineering. He joined OIS as vice president, operations, in December 2014, and helped lead OIS’ recent

SBG Systems Adds Technical Support Manager

France based motion sensing solutions provider SBG Systems has hired Ludovic Bazin as its new Technical Support Manager.   Ludovic has a Master degree in Surveying technology and Positioning. He has been working for the past 19 years in the Geophysical Industry as Surveyor / Navigator, Support Engineer and Navigation, and Positioning Technical Manager.   The company recently moved its U.S team from Chicago to Huntington Beach, Calif. With an additional 10,000 square feet, the new office enables SBG Systems to keep expanding the local SBG team, to reduce delivery time as well as to

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Blue Denmark Maintains Economic Foothold

The report "Employment and production in Blue Denmark 2015" was published today, providing updated information on Denmark’s vibrant maritime industries.   For the second time, the Economic Council of the Labour Movement has drawn up a report on employment and production in Blue Denmark for the Danish Maritime Authority. This year, the report is based on national accounts figures until 2011 and figures on production and value added until 2014, therefore offering a more updated picture than the one given in last year's report, which was based on 2009 figures.   In 2009

Pitcher Joins Videotel as Sales Director

Videotel, an international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has appointed Joe Pitcher as its sales director to lead business development efforts and liaise with Videotel’s global network of agents and sales offices.   Previously, Pitcher was head of sales at V.Group Marine Services, providing a broad range of business support solutions to shipowners and shipmanagers as well as shipyards, oil and gas services and marine equipment suppliers. Prior to that position, he worked in sales roles in the commercial maritime travel sector.

David Fries (Photo: IHMC)

Undersea Technology Expert David Fries Joins IHMC

and Machine Cognition (IHMC). The Tampa-based scientist, who has been on faculty at the University of South Florida for two decades, will work at both the Ocala and Pensacola IHMC locations until next summer, when he relocates to Pensacola.   Fries’ main area of specialization is undersea technology. He holds 35 patents in the field, and is best known for inventing underwater sensors and robots that can determine the extent of oil spill contamination, detect submarines (or other robots), and help take fish counts.   The potential benefits of using such devices are economic, political

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

was also the Chief Architect at EarthLink.   Yoder obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the Los Angeles CTO Forum, a technical advisor for the investment network Tech Coast Angels, and serves on the boards of advisors of several technology startups

David Wilson (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Names New Manager for Offshore Production

Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new business manager for the Offshore Production division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. David Wilson brings to the role more than 27 years of experience in the marine engineering industry, the vast majority of which has been spent with Kongsberg Maritime. He has played an integral role within a number of teams, holding key positions within technical sales and business development, covering offshore support, offshore survey and construction, merchant shipping, marine research and naval markets, the comapny said.

MTS Executive Director Steps Down

Richard Lawson, Executive Director of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), has stepped down to pursue other professional opportunities, MTS’ Board of Directors announced today.   Lawson has served as MTS Executive Director since December of 2007. He steps down effective today.   In the coming weeks, the MTS Board of Directors will develop a formal search process for a new executive director, as well as a restructuring of job responsibilities to better utilize the talents of the remainder of the MTS staff.   Chris Barrett, currently the Director of Meetings and Professional

Lincoln Electric Invests in Welding Tech Center

Press release - The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., announced it is investing approximately $30 million in a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus. The Center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for welding education and career pathways in welding and advanced manufacturing.  Lincoln Electric will also dedicate resources to support welding training for veterans at this facility. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016 with an opening anticipated in 2017 -

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

Gateway, and eventually, an all-electric port in Mexico. Global Container Terminals, Inc. (GCT), where automation was uniquely retrofitted on top of the existing, fully operational terminal, due to land constraints, is currently the most automated terminal in the U.S., having gone live with its new technology a year ago. Richard Ceci, GCT’s vice president of information technology, says that so far, automation has not cost a single union job at the Bayonne, NJ facility. Instead, he says workers have been moved around and retrained, for example, to be mechanics able to fix robotic equipment or

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The Human Aspect of the Autonomous Ship

firms that will operate these futuristic vessels is another thing altogether. According to Dr. Jeremy Rifkin, a Wharton professor who has advised the European Union on Sustainability, among other things, we are in the midst of a ‘Third Industrial Revolution.’ It is here where information technology and new energy sources are upending business models that have thrived since the second iteration – the era of electricity, fossil fuels and mass production in central locations. The maritime world has seen numerous glimpses into the future, with technologists offering their visions on ships

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Robot School Opens, Addresses Environmental Challenges

The National Oceanography Center (NOC) is a partner in a new $3.8m Center for Doctoral Training in the use of 'robotic' systems for environmental sciences. The NOC component of the center will focus on innovative marine robotics and sensors, which can be used to address key scientific challenges such as; climate change, deep-sea exploration, and identification of biodiversity ‘hotspots’. The fleet of marine robots based at the NOC has recently developed into one of the most advanced in the world. This project is being led by the University of Southampton, and also involves the

Capt. Sanjiv Wagh

Wagh Joins BSM India as Dy MD

  Bibby Ship Management welcomed Sanjiv Wagh as Deputy Managing Director of its India offices. With over 30 year’s industry experience, Mr Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management from Kongsberg where he was General Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime India. During his time with Kongsberg, he occupied a number of roles covering research and development, ship simulation and analytics. Mr Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management India handling the support functions and other operational areas within each local business. Following the announcement of Mr Wagh’s appointment, Chris Stone

Kevin Smith Courtesy GKN Plc

Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board

  Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director.  Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee. Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012. He has used his extensive industrial leadership experience to work closely with Unitas' portfolio companies,

Chis Kruszewski

Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

  Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore, DP and FMEA Group. Mr Kruszewski joins Braemar Engineering with immediate effect, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in high voltage electrical systems, offshore electrical and DP systems, and FMEA analyses. “We are delighted to welcome Chris on board and expand the Offshore, DP and FMEA team,” says Kyle Eddings, Manager of Braemar Engineering’s Offshore, DP and FMEA Group.

SENER Names Lorente International GM

Engineering and technology group SENER said it has altered its organizational setup in the field of Engineering and Construction, naming Álvaro Lorente as International General Manager, a position that is adjunct to SENER’s General Corporate Management, led by Jorge Unda. Álvaro Lorente’s chief endeavors will be to administer the consolidation and opening of SENER offices in new geographical areas and to work as a liaison between the company’s Managing Director and its Country Managers. SENER’s continued growth means it now has more than 20 offices worldwide

Piet W. Besselink

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

  Mr Piet Besselink, Executive Board Member of international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, has decided to step down by the end of the year. This change was announced by the company’s Supervisory Board.   Piet Besselink (56), member of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV since 2012 and of former DHV since 2006, has decided to take on a new direction in his career and pursue opportunities outside of the company effective from 1 January 2016.   Mr Besselink feels this is a natural moment to step down now that the company is well underway

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

New CEO Takes the Helm at Transas

been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine, a provider of equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry.   A maritime business professional, Coles brings to the position leadership experience in maritime operations and technology. Coles recently served as an advisor to a number of blue chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities. Before that, he was the President of Inmarsat Maritime, and was previously CEO of Globe Wireless. After 12 years at sea, Coles spent five years as a maritime lawyer, and then as Operations

Ron Mathison

Changes in Swire Pacific's Top Deck

  Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) announces a change in leadership with the appointment of a new Managing Director in Singapore. Mr Ron Mathison has taken over the helm as the new Managing Director on Monday, 21st September 2015.  Mr Mathison has also been appointed as Director of John Swire & Sons (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd, with effect from 1st August 2015.   Mr Mathison embarked on his career with John Swire & Sons Limited (“Swire”) when he joined Cathay Pacific Airways in 1984 and has more than 30 years of experience within various divisions of the Swire Group. Prior to

Peter Porter (Photo: Imtech Marine)

Porter Appointed GM for Radio Holland

Capacity Manager Container Trades at CMB N.V – CMBT N.V. and as Fleet and Operations Director at Safmarine Container Lines. In 2012 he started his own shipping consultancy company Antwerp Ship Partners. As consultant he took on assignments amongst others as Product Manager at Odense Maritime Technology and as Country Manager at Alphatron Marine.  

Bazmi Husain

Husain appointed ABB’s CTO

  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed Bazmi Husain as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective January 1, 2016. Husain, an expert in power and automation who has been with ABB for more than 30 years, will report to CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. Husain is currently Managing Director of ABB India Ltd. In his new role, he will be based in Bangalore, India, with an office in Switzerland. His successor will be announced in due course. As Chief Technology Officer, Husain will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of ABB’s global R&D, which serves the

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

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CRA Looks to Increase Female Entry Into STEM Careers

One of the country’s largest independent safety and risk consultancies - with offices across the U.K.- is working hard to buck the trend of low female entrants into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries with a commitment that means the business now boasts – what it believes is - one of the highest ratio of female to male STEM graduates in the industry. CRA was founded in 2000 and specializes in managing risk across safety critical industries including nuclear, oil and gas, defence, power, process and transport.  For CEO Jasbir Sidhu, the business prides

Kai Skvarla (Photo: BMT Designers & Planners)

BMT Designers & Planners Names Skvarla President

BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of the maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group, has announced the promotion of Kai Skvarla to President.   Formerly Vice President of Strategic Planning with BMT for the past five years, Kai will now concentrate on developing new commercial markets for the firm to generate sustained growth.     Kai will be responsible for leading the business in implementing strategy, direction and policy, ensuring the company continues to provide an extensive range of specialist services to its local and international defense

Stig Eide Sivertsen

Sivertsen is New CEO of EMGS

  Stig Eide Sivertsen is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices Bjarte Bruheim has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA with immediate effect. He has held this position since 7 January 2015, and before that, he held the position as the company's executive chairman since 2004. The board of directors wishes to express its gratitude to Bjarte Bruheim for his valuable contribution to the company through many years. EMGS has initiated a search for a new CEO.   Until a permanent CEO is in place, Stig Eide

Mark Baldwin, Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

Baldwin to Lead Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

Kongsberg Maritime created a European support center in Southampton, UK, for its Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Seaglider is a buoyancy driven AUV manufactured by Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. in Lynnwood, Washington. Due to the product’s long duration deployments for continuous measurement of oceanographic parameters, Seaglider has revolutionised the way in which oceanographic data is collected. The product has been designed to be as efficient as possible, accommodating a wide range of oceanographic sensors and its method of propulsion uses very little energy.

Nicolas Schuck

Huntington Ingalls Appoints New C & CAO

  Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday promoted Nicolas Schuck to the position of controller and chief accounting officer, effectively immediately. He will report to Barbara Niland, corporate vice president, business management, and chief financial officer. "Nicolas has been an important member of our financial team and brings a great sense of enthusiasm, commitment, financial acumen and a wealth of experience to his new role," Niland said. "I look forward to working with him as we help build the future for Huntington Ingalls Industries." In this position, Schuck has

Chairman, Sir Frank Chapman

Major Board Changes at Golar LNG

  Pursuant to today's Notice of AGM, Shareholders are advised to note certain changes to the proposed Board. Chairman, Sir Frank Chapman, has decided not to stand for re-election at the forthcoming AGM, to release the two days a week he currently commits to Golar to focus on other interests.  In addition Board member Kate Blankenship has decided not to stand for re-election due to other professional commitments. Both members have contributed significantly to the rapid expansion which currently takes place in Golar. Of special importance has been Sir Frank's deep understanding of the LNG

JAMES HAILSTONES

Hailstones to Lead ASV

on a global basis, James moved into various managerial positions working both in the USA and UK over the last 15 years.   “The current downturn in the oil and gas market is rapidly breaking the status quo on how the industry functions. This dynamic change is a great opportunity for new technology and methodologies, such as the ones created by ASV, to gain a foothold and exploit their cost reduction potential. Working for ASV, being at the forefront of their products implementation and watching the industry change because of it is going to be a rewarding experience” commented James

BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser,

Changes on BHP Billiton Board

  BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, today announced a number of changes to the BHP Billiton Board of Directors. Anita Frew has been appointed to the BHP Billiton Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 15 September 2015. Ms Frew has over 18 years’ experience as a director and chairman on public company boards across a range of global sectors, including chemicals, engineering and finance. She is currently Chairman Designate of Croda International Plc, the speciality chemicals group and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Plc. Mr Nasser said Ms Frew’

Continuing Education Opportunities at WMTC

Three continuing education courses with available CE credits will be offered for professional engineers as part of the technical program on day one of this year’s World Maritime Technology Conference to take place November 3-7 in Providence, R.I.    SNAME’s annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), is incorporated with the triennial WMTC. Early-bird registration discounts are available until October 1. SNAME members and members of the organization societies can register as members for additional discounts.   The Practical Seakeeping course (Ed Lewandows

Bill Strahan (Photo: WFS Technology)

WFS Technologies Names Strahan VP Operations

WFS Technology Ltd. has appointed Bill Strahan as Vice President Operations and General Manager, WFS Technologies (NI).   Strahan brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, logistics, engineering, strategic and quality systems roles.  He has delivered site start-ups, set strategies and led major change projects in telecoms, IT, construction and process industries. Strahan has also developed individuals and teams to succeed both in periods of growth and cost reduction.   To meet market demand, Strahan is tasked with transferring technology and knowhow

James Hailstones (Photo: ASV)

James Hailstones Joins ASV

basis, Hailstones moved into various managerial positions working both in the U.S. and U.K. over the last 15 years.    “The current downturn in the oil and gas market is rapidly breaking the status quo on how the industry functions. This dynamic change is a great opportunity for new technology and methodologies, such as the ones created by ASV, to gain a foothold and exploit their cost reduction potential,” Hailstones said.   Following successful operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Irish Sea and various locations off the U.K., ASV said it has begun expanding its C-Worker fleet

SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools

of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 in Throggs Neck, will provide inner city high school students with a five-day, practical, hands-on program intended to increase student participation and achievement in the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.    The STEM Academy is open to students attending maritime themed high schools and will build upon the schools’ curriculum. Along with an emphasis on STEM disciplines, the week-long summer enrichment program will focus on the SUNY Maritime College core values

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