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Martijn van den Berg (Photo: Zuyderzee Capital)

Martijn van den Berg joins Zuyderzee Capital

in addressing the burden ensuing from this; failing to manage this may not only mean missed opportunities but can cause real harm to a company,” says Henk Detailleur, senior managing partner.Thijs Slavenburg, managing partner, adds, “Our new initiative compliments our Corporate & Business Management activities to investment companies and platforms. However, with this new initiative we are aiming at businesses in any industry sector providing support e.g. to open bank accounts or structure and negotiate cash management terms with financial institutions.”“CDD is also more and

(File photo: VT Halter Marine)

Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

through multiple positions of ever-increasing responsibility, leading programs critical to both the business and the U.S. Navy, culminating his career there as the Vice President, Surface Combatants, Fleet Services and U.S. Coast Guard Programs.Merchent has a Bachelor’s of Science in business management from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as certificates on executive leadership from the Harvard Business School; executive finance from the Wharton School of Business; executive marketing from the University of Maryland

Ray Fitzgerald (Photo: Crowley)

Fitzgerald to Rejoin Crowley as COO

Carrier, LLC), a U.S.-based Wallenius Wilhelmsen company, since 2015.Fitzgerald was recognized by United Seamen’s Service in 2018 with the prestigious Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) award. He graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and business management and has completed continuing executive education courses at the University of Chicago and The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Michael Behrens (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

steel and technical sales company in Denmark. He has a HD(O) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Denmark, and is currently finishing an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB. Within ABB, he headed up the Center of Excellence specializing in power projects and instrumentation. He's also an elite amateur golfer who played for Denmark’s National Team.“My focus will be to expand business with

Marco Wirén(Left) and Arjen Berends. Photos: Wärtsilä Corporation

Marco Wirén Appointed President at Wärtsilä

globally, and will report to President & CEO Jaakko Eskola.Wirén is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Wärtsilä, holding this position since August 2013. Prior to joining Wärtsilä, he had broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management from the steel manufacturer SSAB, the infranet company Eltel Networks, and the construction company NCC.Arjen Berends (50), MBA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 October

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden, effective September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson. Inden had held the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing – and Chief Technology Officer – for four years. Previously, he

Preston Khomo (Photo: TNPA)

TNPA Focuses on Ship Repair

on national strategic projects such as the New Multi Product Pipeline Project (NMPP).Prior to joining Transnet he was Program Manager – Zululand District, Department of Health.A BSc Graduate from MEDUNSA, Sithole holds an MBA from the Midrand Graduate Institute, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Thames University, London, and a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs, from the University of Pretoria Continuing Education.  He recently completed a Project Management Professional Diploma from PM IDEEAS.   

David Sullivan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role

and executive positions of increasing responsibility with Verizon, Lucent Technologies, Level(3) Communications, URS Corporation/AECOM and ManTech International. In 2001, he co-founded The Fearthainne Group, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer. The company provided business management consulting services, with a specialization in federal government contracting, the oil and gas industry, and international business.He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Randolph-Macon College, and a master’s degree in political management

Eric Crooker (Photo: HII)

Crooker Named VP at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division.Effective immediately, Crooker will have overall responsibility for contracts, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Ingalls shipyard and will report to Tom Stiehle, Ingalls’ vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.Crooker succeeds Don Perkins, who will retire from Ingalls on July 1.Crooker joined HII in 2012 and served as a senior counsel at Ingalls. In 2017, he was promoted to director of contract administration at Ingalls. Prior to joining HII, Crooker practiced law in

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

, pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Newport News shipyard and will report to Don Godwin, Newport News’ chief financial officer.   She joined HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in 2006 and has held director-level positions in supply chain management, business management, business development, and contracts and pricing. In 2017, she was promoted to corporate director of investor relations at HII’s corporate office. Prior to HII, Thomas spent 12 years with Lockheed Martin. A native of Pennsylvania, Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

planning, for the Support Solutions sector. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in engineering management.   With this management change, HII’s strategy and development team will move back to business management, reporting to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.   In his new role, Stabler will work directly with HII’s divisions to assess and facilitate implementation of the transformative business model and process changes necessary

David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

Manufacturing and Technical Services. In other professional roles, David Keehan has also been actively engaged since 2013 as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, and has previously worked as a Supervisor at DuPont Tribon. He has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas. He has achieved Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector status from NACE International, the professional organization for the corrosion control industry headquartered in Houston, Texas

GAC Announces IT Appointments

data. The new appointees will form part of central team dedicated to consolidating the group’s digital development to date and lay the groundwork for future development.   Facundo Mendoza, previously Senior IT Manager, has been appointed as Group General Manager – Technology Business Management (TBM). He is tasked with leading the TBM team in growing business by identifying and providing data to guide collaboration and strategic decision-making. He is also charged with improving business processes and IT solutions by serving as a bridge between the two functions.   Helena

Ron Davis (Photo: HII)

HII Hires Davis to Lead Cyber Security Program

early identification of threats and risks and the implementation of controls and other processes and methods to protect information systems for the entire HII enterprise.   Davis will work in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.   “Cyber security is a top priority for HII,” Kastner said. “Our information systems must remain secure to not only protect our business, but to protect information vital to our nation’s defense. We look forward to Ron joining our

John Romano (Photo: Asahi/America)

Romano Named Sales VP at Asahi/America

Fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc., said it has appointed John Romano as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Romano joined the Massachusetts-based manufacturer on June 12, 2017.   Romano brings 29 years of industrial plastics distribution experience to Asahi/America including sales management, strategic planning, new product launches, marketing campaigns, e-commerce and business-to-business sales in both the commercial and industrial markets. He holds a degree in business management and has been an active member in a number of industry associations.

Paddy Hardey (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea Appoints US GM, SVP Commercial

the globe.   His appointment follows a series of major developments within the business including the opening of a UK base in Aberdeen and the firm’s plans to create over 50 onshore and 100 offshore jobs by the end of the year.   Hardey brings with him a wealth of experience in business management having held a number of senior level roles in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he was commercial manager of Bibby Offshore’s North American subsea division, where he played an integral role in growing the company’s global footprint, establishing business links in a number

Smith Joins Woods Hole Group

.  He moved into a commercial and sales management capacity before transferring to the US in 2001, where his focus was the provision of metocean services for offshore oil and gas, coastal engineering and offshore renewable projects from a commercial management, business development and overall business management perspective as Managing Director of Fugro GEOS Inc.   “We are uniquely positioned to diversify into growing coastal climate change, sustainable ecology, and offshore energy markets worldwide.  Rob’s market insight, professionalism, and industry experience will help

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