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Robert Socha (Photo: BMS)

Socha Named VP at Baker Marine Solutions

Marine Solutions (BMS) has appointed Robert Socha as Vice President Business Development for its domestic United States and international operations.   Socha joins BMS following 16 years with Bollinger Shipyards as executive vice president marketing and sales, and an earlier 18 year career with Tidewater, Inc. in sales for their North America and International operations in West Africa, Middle East and India.     The announcement was made by BMS President Jim Baker saying, “Mr. Socha has been in the industry for over 35 years and is well respected, bringing a great deal of industry

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

of the offshore and inland shipbuilding, engineering/construction industries. He has worked as Vice President at Mid-Gulf Shipping Company, Baker Marine Solutions and as Executive Vice President at Bollinger Shipyards in Louisiana. Robert also has previous experience as Assistant Division Manager at Tidewater Inc., North America and International Divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University.  

Benhaddad Joins Tidewater's Senior Management

Tidewater Inc. announced today that Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater as Vice President of Engineering. Benhaddad reports to Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair. As the company’s current Vice President of Engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next twelve months, Benhaddad will be transitioning the role with Brown for a period of time. Benhaddad joins Tidewater with more than 24 years of domestic and internation

Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

Larry T. Rigdon will serve as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tidewater Inc. while a search committee seeks a permanent successor to Jeffrey M. Platt, who has elected to retire from his role as director, president and CEO of offshore service vessels (OSV) owner and operator effective October 15, 2017.    “Having successfully completed the financial restructuring of Tidewater at the end of July, which positioned the company to weather current industry conditions and achieve success in the future, the board and I have agreed that the time is appropriate to

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) appointed John T. Rynd as the company's new President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors effective March 5.  He replaces Larry T. Rigdon who has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and

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