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Bill Curton (Photo: TerraSond)

Curtin Joins Acteon as TerraSond Managing Director

and oil and gas sectors, announced that Bill Curtin is joining as the managing director of geospatial solutions company TerraSond.Curtin has international engineering, procurement and construction industry experience, including leading KBR’s engineering and construction operations for the Americas region. His project execution experience includes pre-front-end-engineering design, front-end-engineering design and detailed engineering, procurement and construction projects working in contractor and client company joint ventures. Curtin has held project leadership positions in the Middle East

Francesco Gattei -  Eni CFO/Image Credit: Eni

Eni Names CFO

Italian oil and gas company Eni has named Francesco Gattei as its Chief Financial Officer.In 2019, Gattei moved to Houston to become Eni's Upstream Director of the Americas, managing the E&P business in the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina.Eni said Monday that in his new role, Gattei is tasked with supporting the CEO in developing and implementing Eni’s economic and financial strategy during this important phase of accelerating the company’s decarbonization plan.Born in Bologna in 1969, Gattei graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna with a thesis

Lindsay Malen-Habib (Photo: ASA)

Malen-Habib Named President of the American Salvage Association

community.”Jim Elliott, the ASA’s immediate past president, said, “Lindsay’s appointment as president underscores the ASA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I am confident the ASA will continue to grow and continuously improve its salvage capabilities throughout the Americas under Lindsay’s leadership.”Malen-Habib brings to the role more more than 15 years’ experience in maritime emergency response, business development and marketing, including five years as director of business development at TITAN Salvage inclusive of the Costa Concordia wreck removal

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

. He has worked across various types of vessels, including diving support vessels, offshore support vessels, platform support vessels, and multi-purpose supply vessels.LOC says Mason will drive further development of the company's DP service offering and expertise across LOC’s operations in The Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.Alan Clifton, President of Operations, LOC Houston, commented: "Steve will add to our already growing strength in dynamic positioning inspections and trials. His appointment comes at an opportune time to also support the delivery of our remote DP service

Left to right: Cole Merritt, Sales Manager, OEM Sales, Americas & Peter Gonzalez, Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager, Americas (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Adds to Growing Team in the Americas

Marine Jet Power (MJP) announced Cole Merritt and Peter Gonzalez have joined its business development team in the Americas.“Peter and Cole are a welcome addition to the MJP team in the Americas. As we continue to expand our footprint in the region their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to offer an unmatched customer experience for shipyards, boat builders and operators,” said MJP President and Regional Director, Michael Rickey.Both Peter and Cole started their new positions with MJP on April 6.Merritt has joined MJP in the role of Sales Manager responsible for OEM

Martin Helweg (Photo: P&O Maritime Logistics)

P&O Maritime Logistics Names Helweg CEO

Officer for Logistics and Technology.For the past three years, Helweg has been responsible for P&O Maritime Logistics’ global operations. Earlier, Martin spent over 15 years in marine service solutions working for Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk Company in regional CFO and CEO roles across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.P&O Maritime Logistics was created last year following DP World’s acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. POML focuses on three strategic segments – offshore, port services and logistics

Arjen Van Dijk (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Americas MD

Maersk's towage operator arm Svitzer announced on Thursday it has appointed Arjen Van Dijk as its new Regional Managing Director (MD) for the Americas region, effective February 1, 2020.Van Dijk is taking over from Marc Niederer, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons and is currently considering various options for his future role, the company said.Van Dijk joined Svitzer in July 2019 as regional CCO and is now advancing to Regional MD. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, he has lived and worked in the region for years and is today a well-known profile

Mike Unger (Photo: Britannia P&I)

Britannia P&I sets up Shop in NY

Britannia P&I has established a new exclusive correspondent, B Americas P&I, to be based in New York.B Americas P&I will be headed by Michael Unger, a maritime lawyer with extensive litigation and arbitration experience.B Americas will enhance the Club’s ability to provide a round-the-clock claims service to all its Members, while also focusing on the needs of Britannia’s North American Members.This development follows other recent steps taken by the Club, including the opening of new offices in Denmark and Greece and the strengthening of its teams in Hong Kong, Japan and

Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club.

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club. We met with her in her NYC office to discuss her path from her native Bulgaria to a top maritime professional position.When Boriana Farrar moved from her native Bulgaria to the United States in 2001, she did so to be close to family, her mother and her sister who had already established a life in the U.S., some 5,000 miles from her homeland. At the time, a

Drew Amos (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Welcomes Amos

as the new Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.  Amos is a graduate of Humboldt State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  Amos’ extensive sales background makes him an asset to the WAGO team.  He started as an inside sales rep for Moxa Americas, before moving to Ecolab as a Territory manager.  The last few years were once again spent with Moxa, this time as a Regional Sales Manager.  Born and raised in Southern California, Amos says he is looking forward to being closer to and working with his new clients

Ian Barrie  (Photo: Danfoss Drives)

Danfoss Drives Appoints Head of Sales for Americas

Danfoss Drives has named Ian Barrie as its new Head of Sales for the Americas. In this position, Barrie will continue to build and develop strong regional sales channels and verticals for Danfoss Drives’ business within North America and Latin America.Previously, Barrie was Head of Global Key Accounts for Danfoss Drives. He has an extensive 25-year history with Danfoss, wherein he has held several regional and global positions in sales, marketing, and business development. He will be based out of the Danfoss Drives’ Loves Park, Illinois, facility.Barrie succeeds Santiago Martin

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

and sustain the wind power generation projects in our region.The full-day conference will begin at 9 a.m. and a limited number of free tickets will be offered to students and academicians.More information on the conference can be found at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/offshore-wind-power-planning-for-americas-ocean-energy-tickets-6556536677

Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

.Furuno USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furuno Electric Company of Nishinomiya, Japan. With two offices in the USA, a subsidiary company in Panama City, Panama and hundreds of dealer and reseller accounts, Furuno USA is the exclusive distributor and service center for Furuno products throughout the Americas

Henriette Thygesen has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maersk Supply Service. Image: Maersk Supply Service

Thygesen: Chairman of Maersk Supply Service

of the oil and oil related companies.Thygesen has been CEO of Svitzer since September 2016. She is a member of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Executive Leadership Team and has held leading roles across a number of A.P. Moller – Maersk business units over the last 25 years, including CEO of Damco Americas. In addition to her role as CEO of Svitzer, Henriette is Chairman of Damco Forwarding and a member of the Board of Directors of COWI.Maersk Supply Service launched a new strategic direction in autumn 2016 in response to the industry downturn. The strategy is progressing well and in 2018 approximately

Image: Svitzer

All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

. Captain Eduard Medina said that the group was encouraged to live up to the Svitzer standards and today, all see the reward. “These women have become local icons for others and have proven to be an efficient and hardworking team,” he added.Through this gender-inclusive initiative, Svitzer Americas seeks to change a historical trend, the navigation industry’s marital gender bias.According to The International Transport Worker's Federation, it is estimated that only 2% of the maritime workforce is made up of women, most of them employed on cruises and ferries. However, in the Dominican

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston, his hometown, Protheroe will lead the development and delivery of all products, services, and activities for Marine & Offshore in North America. He will also be responsible for overseeing all key client accounts as well as ensuring compliance with both Group and Marine

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