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PREVCO Subsea Seeks Mechanical Ocean Engineer

is seeking a Mechanical/Ocean Engineer to work in Fountain Hills, Arizona.   PREVCO Subsea is a subsea engineering consultancy, specializing in submersible pressure vessels, instrumentation housings, junction boxes, underwater camera housings, underwater housings, subsea housings pressure relief valves and other subsea enclosures and accessories.   The company is looking for candidates with the following minimum requirements: Mechanical Ocean Engineer (BA Required, minimum five years' experience preferred), as well as hands-on, independent engineer to specify, design, aid in assembly and

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries, and will be instrumental in further developing the UKHO as a world-leading center in the marine domain. This will support the UKHO in delivering its vision of becoming the world-leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office by 2020.   Makewell  joins the UKHO from the Office for National Statistics, where he held the role of Chief

From left to right: Fred Loomis and Todd Nestel (Photo: W&O)

W&O Realigns Leadership Team

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has promoted two long-time employees to Vice President as part of the company’s continued focus on providing engineered solutions, support and education to the marine industry. Fred Loomis will now serve as Vice President of Technical Sales, and Todd Nestel will serve as Vice President of Engineered Solutions.   Loomis and Nestel will work closely with W&O’s leadership team to address ongoing and evolving customer needs, such as

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

forward with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Equipment Rental and Training services. In Australia EnerMech has secured contracts worth an estimated value of $AUD 80 million over the next year and forecasts its headcount will increase from 350

Cornelius Weitzmann (Photo: Voith)

Voith Turbo; Weitzmann to lead O&G Division

Turbo. "With his comprehensive strategic experience, Cornelius Weitzmann is well-positioned to continue to strengthen our international success and develop new fields of business." The Voith Turbo Division Power, Oil & Gas develops and manufactures variable speed drives, couplings, valves and controllers. The products are used in the delivery and transport of oil and gas, in chemicals and petrochemicals and in the field of power generation. The Division also includes the well-known Voith Marine Technology, with systems such as the Voith Schneider Propeller or the innovative Voith

UK's Oil Services Firms to Cut Jobs to Ride Out Price Slump

oil production that has fallen to the lowest level since fields started pumping fossil fuels in the mid-1970s.   Companies with exposure to the United States have also been hit and have taken a number of initiatives, ranging from wage freezes to restructuring.   Weir Group Plc, a maker of valves and pumps, and Hunting Plc, which provides well maintenance equipment, have over the past year announced a number of measures.   Weir said in February that it would let go of around 650 people, or about 22 percent of its North American workforce in its oil and gas division and also said it

Cranes Boost For EnerMech in Malaysia

and assessed to international standards.”   Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech employs more than 2500 staff across 40 locations and supplies critical mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to the energy, power and infrastructure sectors, including cranes and lifting services, valves, hydraulics, electrical and instrumentation, industrial services and process, pipeline and umbilicals services

Tammy Emerson

W&O’s Emerson Elected Propeller Club VP

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, announced that Senior Account Executive Tammy Emerson has been elected as vice president of programs of the Jacksonville Propeller Club. Emerson’s marks the first time in Jacksonville Propeller Club history that there is an all-female Executive Board. “Tammy has been an outstanding ambassador at W&O for many years, and continually displays her passion to succeed within our company and the marine industry. We are all very proud to see

aul Betteridge (Photo: TCO)

TCO Hires Betteridge as Managing Director

East Asia. TCO serves the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the reservoir life cycle and specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of completion barrier plugs (laminated glass barrier plugs), chemical injection systems, topside chemical injection systems, multi-cycle valves and Annulus Pressure Relief Systems, as well as the provision of tubing-conveyed perforating (TCP) equipment and services.  

Dave Bolcar (Photo: HII)

Newport News Promotes Two

responsibility, including piping supervisor for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and engineering manager for Ford-class aircraft carriers. He also served as director of aircraft carrier engineering and director of the reactor plant planning yard, propulsion plant engineering activity and standard Navy valve yard. Smith graduated from The Apprentice School in 1988 and earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University. He will report to Mahler.   In addition, Matt Needy, who most recently served as vice president of the Virginia-class submarine program and

Paul Betteridge (Photo: TCO)

TCO Expands Workforce by a Third

testing. TCO serves the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the reservoir life cycle and specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of completion barrier plugs (laminated glass barrier plugs), chemical injection systems, topside chemical injection systems, multi-cycle valves and Annulus Pressure Relief Systems, as well as the provision of tubing-conveyed perforating (TCP) equipment and services. The company currently employs 130 people across its bases in Aberdeen, Norway, North and South America, Australia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. This number is expected

Kelly Tomlin (Photo: CPV)

Tomlin Named Executive VP, CFO of Admiral Valve

Admiral Valve, LLC, parent company of CPV and manufacturer of CPV high pressure valves and fittings for industrial gas, petrochemical and shipbuilding industry applications, named Kelly Tomlin as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Tomlin, who had held the position of chief financial officer at CPV for the past four years, will assume the expanded role of executive vice president as a key member of the CPV leadership team. This appointment comes just after CPV Manufacturing named David London as president, further positioning the valves and fittings leader for future growth. In

Lori Ulrich (Photo: W&O)

W&O Promotes Key Associates

W&O, a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings as well as automation and engineered solutions, announced the promotion of two associates: Lori Ulrich to Director, Human Resources and Tammy Emerson to President, Propeller Club of Jacksonville, in additional to her sales responsibilities as Account Executive.   Joining W&O in 2009, Lori Ulrich is responsible for managing the Human Resources department for W&O’s international branch network. Ulrich represented W&O’s interests during a consolidation of health care benefits at the Pon North America level, successfully

AME's new hydraulics division will be led by Jeremy Short. Photo: AME

AME Expands into Hydraulics

to develop the hydraulics department and aid in the design of custom-built hydraulics shop. As a previous hydraulic supervisor and hydraulic technician, Jeremy brings to AME over 17 years of experience. His expertise ranges from managing a team of hydraulic technicians, rebuilding hydraulic cylinders and valves, to restoring cranes, bow thrusters, gangways, and much more. He received a Diploma in Auto and Diesel Mechanics from Nashville Auto Diesel College and attended NTT Hydraulic School. Jeremy’s certifications include Parker & Eaton Hydraulic Hose Crimping Certification, Besenzoni Cranes

Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

The regional advocacy group for the North-east of England’s subsea sector has appointed Bruce Heppenstall as its new chairman, taking over the reins of Subsea North East from Andrew Hodgson.   CEO of BEL Valves and former general manager for the GE Oil & Gas Wellstream division, Heppenstall will be tasked with promoting the North-east sector on a global scale to maximize opportunities, while working with Subsea UK, the national industry body to provide a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.     With the region’s subsea sector

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

previously 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

Marianne MacTurk (Photo courtesy of Pima Valve)

MacTurk to Retire from Pima Valve

Marianne MacTurk will retire from her position as sales manager at Pima Valve, Inc. after three decades as software technician, general office management and international sales management.    Adrienne Link has been appointed to fill MacTurk’s role, Pima Valve announced.  

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