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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Worcester Polytechnic Institute News

Bluefin Robotics CEO Named Fellow of ABET

of ABET. Previously, Kelly worked as Battelle’s Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a position he began in 2002. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University; an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Fellow of ABET Award was established in 1988 by the ABET Board of Directors. Contributions and involvement in ABET are used as criteria to determine award winners. ABET distinguishes itself as the worldwide leader in quality and innovation in applied science, computing, engineering

Sandor Becz (Photo: Hydroid)

Hydroid Hires New VP of Engineering

, research and development, process excellence, organizational management and program execution. Prior to UTAS, Becz was head of global R&D for Lenze S.E., a developer of automation and robotic systems for industrial applications. Becz holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, respectively, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has performed original research in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics, complex systems design and modeling, and hybrid power systems. Becz is the author of more than 30 articles and holds two

Daly Joins Sea Machines as COO

recently led the Sawyer robot product development project from conception through design, launch and global customer deployment. He held earlier senior leadership roles at startups Zeemote, Tea Forte and Handspring, and as a Division Manager at Solectron Corporation. Daly earned a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He serves on the Advisory Board for Robotics Engineering at WPI.   Michael G. Johnson, CEO of Sea Machines, said, “[Daly’s] leadership experience scaling operations, teams and product programs at innovative tech companies fits

ABB Names Jouret Chief Digital Officer

and People.”   Jouret will work from ABB’s Silicon Valley and Zurich offices.   He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the UK in 1991, and has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the U.S

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

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) agreed to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.   NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin to Head Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

  Alexander Koryakin is appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Alexander Koryakin was born in Chelyabinsk in 1968. He graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has been employed at Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production foreman of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of

Harrison Brann

New Addition to The Shearer Group Team

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has announced a new addition to its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying practice.   Harrison Brann joined TSGI in October of 2015 as a naval architect. In 2011, Harrison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems. Previously, Harrison has worked for the American Bureau

Andrey Fick

Fick to Lead Gazprom Russkaya

Andrey Fick has been put in charge of Gazprom Russkaya. He has been named Director General of Gazprom Russkaya. Andrey Fick was born in the Krasnodar Territory in 1969. He graduated from Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute in 1993, majoring in 'engineering technologies'. He obtained the second university degree from Kuban State Technological University in 2000, majoring in 'cryoengineering'. He has an MBA degree and a PhD degree in Engineering. He has been a member of Gazprom team since 1996. Prior to this appointment he has been the Technical Director at South Stream Transport B.V. from 2013.

Anatoly Sorokin

Sorokin heads Gazprom Gazobezopasnost

  Anatoly Sorokin was appointed Director General of Gazprom Gazobezopasnost. Anatoly Sorokin was born in the Orenburg Region in 1960. He graduated from Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute in 1983, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Oil and Gas Developments. From 1983 to 1993 and from 1994 to 1998 he worked for the Kholmogorneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate of Noyabskneftegaz. He was in various positions from an oil and gas production technician to a Deputy Operations Head. From 1993 to 1994 – Chief Engineer at the Barsukovneft Oil and Gas Production

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin Heads Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar

  Alexander Koryakin is appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar. Born in Chelyabinsk in 1968, Alexander Koryakin graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has served with Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production operator of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of Operations

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin.   David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.   Trygve Reid brings

Zachary Gilfus and Marissa Stutzman (Photos: BHGI)

Bristol Harbor Group Announces Two New Hires

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced the addition of naval architect Zachary Gilfus and mechanical engineer Marissa Stutzman to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice.   Gilfus is the most recent addition to BHGI, joining the team at the end of August as a naval architect and marine engineer. Gilfus graduated this past spring from Webb Institute with a Bachelor’s of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering. During his time at Webb, Gilfus interned at four different companies including Carnival Cruise Lines and General Dynamics NASSCO. He was given the

Thomas Rayburn (Photo: LCA)

Rayburn Joins LCA as Environmental, Regulatory Director

Thomas Rayburn has joined Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) in the newly created position of Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.   Prior to joining LCA, Rayburn was Program Manager for EnSafe Inc. Before that, he spent seven years with the Great Lakes Commission, rising to Senior Project Manager, and a year as Assistant Branch Chief, Marine Safety Response for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. He has over 25 years experience in government and industry consulting.   Rayburn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Purdue University. He has

Steve Bertone (Photo: Sparrows Group)

Sparrows Appoints Bertone to Oversee Americas Growth

The Sparrows Group has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of a director to head up its operations across the Americas. Steve Bertone joins the Sparrows Group, after 33 years with McDermott International. In his new role, Bertone will be based in Houston and will oversee all of Sparrows Group’s operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean. Bertone said, “The Americas is a region that presents a wealth of exciting opportunities for a well-respected business like Sparrows Group. The company has been operating here for many years and the specialist

Vladimir Krokha Courtesy Gazprom

Krokha to Head Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

  Vladimir Krokha was born in the Bashkir ASSR in 1973. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University in 1995, majoring in ‘oil and gas field development and operation’. He has an MBA degree. Between 1991 and 1999 – he went up the career ladder, starting from the oil and gas production operator and moving to the position of the Lead Geologist at Kholmogorneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate. Between 1999 and 2011 he occupied various positions, i.e. the geologist of the 2nd grade, Lead Geologist of the Field Development Division, Deputy Head of the Geologic Division

Johnson Joins NYK Ports

NYK Ports LLC announced that Brian Johnson will be joining the company as Director of Business Development, effective September 21, 2015. Johnson began his career as Environmental Coordinator for Metropolitan Stevedoring Company in 1998. He left the industry in 2000 to earn an MBA at the University of Chicago. In 2002, Johnson served as a Consultant for Deloitte and Touche. He subsequently served as Senior IT Strategist and later as Director of Business Solutions for New Century Financial. In 2007, Johnson returned to Metropolitan Stevedoring Company as Director of Strategic Analysis and Contracts

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