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

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United 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

Matthieu de Tugny

BV Appoints de Tugny EVP

Bureau Veritas  has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Executive Vice-President, Bureau Veritas Group to lead the Marine & Offshore Division (M&O).He will be a member of the Bureau Veritas Group Executive Committee reporting to Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas.Matthieu de Tugny succeeds Philippe Donche-Gay as the head of Marine & Offshore.“Matthieu de Tugny is recognized in the maritime community as a highly experienced leader with a career comprising different leadership roles world-wide. He embodies the expertise and values of Bureau Veritas”

David Barrow (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Barrow as Vice President

Bureau Veritas has announced that it has appointed David Barrow as Vice-President for its Marine & Offshore South Asia Zone. He succeeds Kerem Kiper, who has already taken up the post of Vice-President, Middle-East, Africa and India.Based in Singapore, Barrow is responsible for leading the development and delivery of new activities and services for Marine & Offshore for the region. Alongside this, Barrow will be at the helm of a number of key accounts and will ensure compliance with both Group and Marine & Offshore Division standards.With over 35 years of experience in the maritime industry

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

, helicopter simulators, among other forms of hads on training.In November 2000, the ICN initiated the development of courses related to IMO Resolution A.891, IMO Resolution 1079 (courses for personnel working on offshore mobile units), concluded in early 2002, after which, following an evaluation by Bureau Veritas, it was accredited by the Liberian Maritime Authority. At the end of the same year, it began the evaluation process carried out by Petrobras, which, on behalf of the Brazilian government, was delegated by the Ports and Coasts Board. In May 2003, it obtained the accreditation of the Brazilian

Photo courtesy of MAC

Key Appointments at MAC

Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC), a Bureau Veritas Group company, has announced four new appointments to strengthen its offering and add further expertise to the business.In the wake of MAC recording its highest ever number of offshore man/days in its first half of the year and the second half of 2018 looking to match this trend, the company has enhanced its engineering team by welcoming Sigurd Vermundundsen as Master Mariner, John Stockdale as Marine Manager and Oguz Oktay, as Principal Naval Architect. The fourth new recruit, Theresa Suttar, joins the document control team.As MAC enjoys one

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

Philippe Donche-Gay, President of the leading international classification society Bureau Veritas, has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive Vice President of Bureau Veritas, reporting to the group’s CEO, Didier Michaud-Daniel. His new role sees him lead the implementation of Bureau Veritas' strategic plans in parallel with his position as President of the Marine & Offshore Division. Philippe Donche-Gay, commenting, said: ‘We have ambitious targets to continue the transformation of our entire business. One of the areas I will be building on across the whole Bureau Veritas

BV Acquires MAC

Bureau Veritas (BV) acquired Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC).  Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and now has 30 employees as well as more than 40 associates. This transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector, where it has reaffirmed ambition to strengthen its local presence and increase its service provision capabilities for clients in spite of challenging market conditions. MAC’s capabilities will be a great enabler to further develop Maritime Assurance services for BV clients worldwide, in particular in the offshore

Nick Brown (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Brown Named Bureau Veritas Communications Director

Nick Brown has been appointed Bureau Veritas’ new Communications Director, Marine & Offshore Division, the classification society announced.    Brown will take up the post from November 2, 2016, replacing Philippe Boisson, who will retire after more than 25 years in the role.   Brown joins Bureau Veritas from Lloyd’s Register where he has spent the last nine years, most recently as Head of Brand & External Affairs, Marine & Offshore. He has 25 years of shipping industry experience, starting as a commercial trainee with the Wallem Group in Hong Kong. A specialis

Cleiver Moulin (Photo: InterMoor)

InterMoor Appoints Moulin as MD in Brazil

;s business in the region. Moulin joined InterMoor do Brazil in 2010 as a Senior Project Manager and has since played management roles in projects, operations and business areas. Prior to joining InterMoor do Brazil, Moulin worked in engineering, certification and management functions at Bureau Veritas and RBNA. He worked six years as a project and contract manager for Tecnitas do Brasil. Moulin received a bachelor degree in naval architecture from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1998 and an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2008.  

LOC Appoints Rutler as Group CFO

and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory. He also has experience as a company director, with particular expertise in management, operations and strategy.   Rutler joins LOC from Bureau Veritas where he has worked for 13 years, most recently as vice president, corporate development for the Marine, Oil and Gas division. Before that he worked as Regional CEO in Southeast Asia, increasing the head count from 250 to more than 1,000 employees.   A chartered mechanical engineer, holding

Paillette Palaiologou (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Palaiologou Named Marketing Director at Bureau Veritas

Paillette Palaiologou, recently appointed as Bureau Veritas’ Marine Marketing & Sales Director within the Marine & Offshore Operating Group, is tasked with defining and leading the classification society’s business development strategy and priorities in the maritime market.   Palaiologou is a naval architect and holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.  She started her professional career in Oceanbulk Maritime S.A, as Technical Superintendent and then Head of Hull & Classification Department. In July 2005, she

Matthieu de Tugny (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead

Matthieu de Tugny to lead Bureau Veritas' offshore activities Bureau Veritas has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Senior Vice President in charge of offshore activities within the marine and offshore operating group. He is tasked with driving forward Bureau Veritas Group initiatives in the oil and gas offshore market and enhancing Bureau Veritas’ technical leadership and recognition in this market.   Matthieu de Tugny graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France as an engineer. He started his career at

Capt Vijayachelvan, Pacific International Lines; Alok Nautiyal, Liberty Navigation; Ryan Kumar, Direct Search Asia; and Sugato Roy, BW LPG

Direct Search Asia Launched in Singapore

and maritime sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted a launch party at Orgo at The Esplanade on Thursday, October 30, attended by more than 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.  

Photo courtesy of Direct Search

Direct Search Asia Launches in Singapore

sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted an exclusive launch party at Orgo @ The Esplanade on Thursday 30th October. Over 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry attended the event. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.  

Benhaddad Joins Tidewater's Senior Management

, including most recently, Vice President of Marine New Assets, Subsea Division with Technip, located in Paris. Before this role, he served as Senior Project manager – Deepwater Infrastructure/pipeline projects with Allseas and other project engineering roles at Saipem, Coflexip Stena and Bureau Veritas. Benhaddad earned his master's degree in Science – Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France, and is trilingual in Arabic, French and English. Benhaddad and his family reside in Houston and will be based in Tidewater's Houston office.  

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