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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Adam Drechsel (Photo: SEA IT)

Drechsel Joins Sea IT Technical Team

 Adam Drechsel has joined the international team at the Sea IT headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.   Drechsel has a background in system development and networks. He has previously held positions as technical account manager and IT technician at Gotanet, an internet and telecommunications provider.

Jonathan Puonti (Photo: Sea IT)

Sea IT Welcomes New Recruits

, Intellian, Sailor, STM, Idirect, Comtech, JRC and Iridium. He recently held a technical position at Telemar Scandinavia.   Puonti holds an academic degree in network technology and security along with a CCNA certificate. He has previously worked at Ericsson, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Sweden.   The new team members will be stationed at the Sea IT headquarters in Sweden and travel on assignment to serve customers all over the world.    

SpeedCast Appoints Kagan as COO

to Chief Executive Officer Pierre-Jean Beylier. Kagan comes to SpeedCast from Globalstar, where he served as President and COO.  Uniquely qualified as a result of his extensive industry experience, Kagan previously held C-level executive positions at ITC Global, Globe Wireless, Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), ICG Satellite Services and Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.      Kagan is expected to start in March 2017, and joins during a key period as integration activities with Harris CapRock accelerate following the completion of the acquisition on January 1, 2017. A

Andrea MacIntosh (Photo: OceanWorks International)

OceanWorks Names MacIntosh Operations Manager

increase in the number of projects to be completed in 2017. Among her many tasks, she will be responsible for the on-time delivery of products and program deliverables.   MacIntosh, has over 20 years of experience in progressively more senior positions in the subsea, aerospace, defense and telecommunications industries. She brings broad experience to the OW team in manufacturing, quality, supply chain and materials, legal, regulatory and environmental compliance and industrial security.   Andrea is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and holds a degree in Physics. She is also

NYK Promotes Its First Woman Captain

then their numbers have continued to rise. The company currently has 14 working all over the world at sea and on land.   History of Japanese Officers at NYK 1885: NYK Line founded 1920: Japanese officers total about 1,400 in all positions, i.e., captains, chief engineers, telecommunications chiefs, pursers, etc.  2004: NYK becomes first major Japanese oceangoing company to accept female officers 2006: NYK begins program to allow graduates from non-maritime colleges/universities to begin officer training after joining the company 2017: Woman promoted to rank

Colin McHardy

McHardy Joins UTEC StarNet

UTEC StarNet a division of global offshore survey company UTEC has strengthened its UK team with a key appointment. Colin McHardy has joined the management team in the role of Business Unit Director and will assume day-to-day management and growth of the company.  With extensive experience gained from various executive director and operation manager roles, Colin’s track record makes him well placed to help drive UTEC StarNet’s ambitious growth plans. Part of the UTEC group of companies, UTEC StarNet is a UK-based international company which provides a wide range of surveying,

RigNet Appoints Stewart as VP

RigNet, Inc. announced that Keith Stewart has been promoted to the new position of Vice President – Global Operations, RigNet TSI, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.   Stewart is now responsible for managing RigNet’s technical resources assigned to Telecommunications Systems Integration (TSI) projects, and for leading RigNet’s related Technical Services and MetOcean businesses. Stewart previously served as RigNet TSI’s director, Projects & Quality.  He has been with RigNet and a predecessor company (Nessco) since 2007.  Stewart holds a Bachelor’s degree in

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

Steve Williams  (Photo: Terma North America)

TNA Appoints Williams as President & CEO

International Business Development, Europe-Americas. Prior to this, Steve was Regional President for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, Senior Director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate.   Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S. and Japan.   As part of his 20 year military career,  Williams served four years as Foreign Area Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He holds a double MA in International Economics/Fo

Brian Donaldson: Semco Maritime

Semco Maritime strengthens Management Team

a range of integrated services including the design, fabrication and maintenance of assets. Its Aberdeen facility offers particular expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of cost-effective, technology-driven mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, and telecommunications (MEICAT) solutions.  

Joanne Tse

Tse Heads Risk Management, BMT Asia Pacific

  BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group has appointed Joanne Tse as Head of Risk Management based in Hong Kong. The new appointment will help support the regional growth of risk consultancy services - principally in the transportation and construction sectors. Joanne will be actively involved in developing and managing risk projects for our growing client base. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the rail industry specialising in risk assessment and management, safety assurance, and corporate/enterprise risk management. Rejoining BMT after three years at Willis Insurance

Keppel T & T Appoints Lim Chin Leong to its Board

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Mr Lim Chin Leong as an independent, non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2014. Mr Lim will also be a member of the Nominating Committee and Board Safety Committee. Mr Lim, 59, was with Schlumberger for more than 30 years where he served in various roles from technical, personnel and line management positions in Asia, the Middle East and the US, including Vice President of Well Completions and Production (Middle East and Asia) and President of Schlumberger Oilfield

Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO

.   In addition, Bayliff held senior roles at NTL (now Virgin Media) and Cable & Wireless/Mercury Communications (now Vodafone). In 2006 he was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology. A chartered engineer, he earned a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Essex University, studied international development at INSEAD, Paris, and strategic management at Ashridge Executive Education in the UK

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Names Four Vice Presidents

for overseeing the company’s domestic and international administration, finance and accounting activities. Prior to joining Danos in 2013, Callahan served as chief executive officer for Superior Shipyard and Fabrication, as well as chief operating officer for SJI LLC, a privately held telecommunications company.    Mark Danos serves as vice president of project services, supervising the company’s project management, construction and fabrication divisions. He is responsible for all domestic and international deepwater, subsea, shelf and onshore projects. Prior to joining the

Both Friso Bakker and Michel Vachey will report to Brett Bissell, CEVA's Chief Operating Officer for Contract Logistics,

CEVA Appoint Two Sr Executive

+ Nagel and GE Capital Logistics where his responsibilities included development, implementation and improvement of complex, multi-country and global Contract Logistics solutions.  Mr. Bakker has managed logistics operations for blue chip technology companies in segments including hardware, telecommunications, consumer electronics, telco carriers and electronics OEM's.  His responsibilities included solutions design, migration, optimization, and execution for inbound to factory, outbound B2B and B2C, kitting, "light manufacturing" and asset recovery.  He has also engaged in R&

Photo courtesy of MSRC

MSRC CEO to Retire in April 2017

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), the nation’s leading oil spill response organization, has announced that Steven T. Benz, the company’s President and CEO, will be retiring on April 30, 2017.   Tim Plummer, Chair of the MSRC Board of Directors, said “We are thankful to Steve for his many years of strong leadership.  During his tenure, he has solidified MSRC as the preeminent spill response organization in the nation, as demonstrated by the critical role MSRC played in the “Deepwater Horizon” response.  He has been an outstanding CEO

File photo: Tauri Minogue

US Ocean Economy Sees Large Growth -NOAA

In 2012, U.S. ocean and Great Lakes economy grew much faster than overall GDP   The U.S. ocean economy outpaced the domestic economy between 2011 and 2012, with an increase of $22 billion in gross domestic product, from $321 billion to $343 billion, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analysis.   Adjusting the figures to remove the effects of inflation, this increase equates to a 10.5 percent rate of growth—more than four times as fast as the U.S. economy as a whole. The report is based on 2012 U.S. national economic statistics released in

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