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Daniel Fitzgerald will be Lundin's new Chief Operating Officer/Image Credit: Lundin Energy

Lundin Energy Names New Chief Operating Officer

, the current COO of the Norway-focused oil company, would replace Alex Schneiter as President and CEO. Schneiter has decided to step down at the end of the year.The new COO, Fitzgerald, is currently COO of International Petroleum Corporation (IPC), a Lundin spinoff with assets in Malaysia, France, and Canada, having previously held senior management and operational leadership positions with Lundin Petroleum AB. Following the spin out of IPC, Fitzgerald held the VP Operations and subsequently COO positions within IPC, responsible for operations and investments across their international portfolio

Sam Allen (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Adds Offshore Exec Sam Allen as Advisor

Canada-based Kraken Robotics announced that it has hired longtime offshore industry executive Sam Allen as a strategic advisor to help the marine technology company refine its strategy for the international offshore energy market.Allen was President of Technip Canada from 1997 to 2012 and headed up Technip Oceania from 2012 until he retired from Technip in 2018.At Kraken, he will focus on landing additional pilot projects and converting pilot projects to longer-term recurring revenue contracts, the company said, adding this may include collaboration with additional industry partners as well as M&A

Jack Mahoney is the new President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines (Photo: Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc.)

Mahoney Named President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines

independent conbulk liner carrier in the north Transpacific trade. He succeeds Guy Stephenson who is retiring after 13 years in the role. Stephenson will continue in a support role as Executive Advisor/General Counsel.Mahoney’s recent posts with Maersk include three years as President of Maersk in Canada and, more recently, he has been Vice President of the Automotive Industry in Florham Park, N.J.He began his transportation industry career in sales with Sea-Land in Boston, and later transitioned into sales management and trade management roles with OOCL in Long Beach, Pleasanton, and Atlanta. He

Melanie Nadeau (Photo: COVE)

COVE Names Melanie Nadeau CEO

from around the world who indicated interest in the position.Nadeau, replaces Jim Hanlon, P.Eng., MBA, FCAE, who has been CEO at COVE and its predecessor organizations since May of 2012.Nadeau has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, and stakeholder relations. She served in the Royal Canada Navy, led technology programs in Ottawa for Natural Resources Canada, and held increasingly senior positions at Emera Inc., since joining in 2011.Fluently bilingual, Nadeau originates from Port Cartier, Quebec, received her B.Sc. Degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and obtained

Neil Palomba (left) and Gus Antorcha (Photos: Carnival Corp)

Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

to improve our business," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to restart some of its voyages in phases, while Costa Cruises has suspended sailings through August 15 and Holland America Line has canceled all cruises from Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England for 2020.Reporting to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Antorcha will guide Holland America Line's return to cruise operations and plans for future growth, including sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

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, which is an extension of the existing

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

character in the U.S. maritime industry, a deep-thinker, a signature bow tie and more than three decades of naval architecture and marine engineering experience and success as co-owner of the Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG).While growing up, John Waterhouse spent some time in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and it was as a young boy standing on the shores of English Bay, watching ships come in from around the world to load and unload their cargos, when he realized that a maritime career could be his future. “It was in high school when the light bulb went off when I realized that people get paid

From left: Dave McMillan and Wade Carson (Photo: Vard Marine)

Vard Marine Names Carson CEO

as president and CEO upon McMillan's retirement on May 31.Carson has been with Vard for 18 years. For the past six years he has led the business’s strategic direction as VP Business Development and most recently was on assignment as interim Managing Director of affiliate company Vard Electro Canada.Following his 30-year tenure with Vard Marine, McMillan will pursue another chapter in the marine industry as a marketing/business development consultant.Vard Marine, a Fincantieri company, has operations in Vancouver, Ottawa and Houston

Photo courtesy of COVE

COVE Internship Project Begins Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

prior to the project start date allowing the interns to hit the ground running on their first day. The interns will be engaged in project-based Working Integrated Learning (WIL) by virtual means, a new reality in the current workplace.Funding for the Internship Program has been provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Labor and Advanced Education (LAE). Both partners are interested in providing the entrepreneurs of the future the opportunity to apply their education in actual industry settings and as a result building the pipeline for future ocean tech companies

Victoria Strickland (Photo: MTL)

MTL Supports the Next Generation

. Every summer a handful of students arrive at the office door to take on a summer internship and many have successfully gained employment with the firm’s specialist team.However, at the start of the year, the team welcomed a student from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Canada. Victoria Strickland, a fourth-year student studying Naval Architecture, arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland in February to carry out a technical internship, working with MTL’s vastly experienced and dedicated naval architecture team.Lead Naval Architect for MTL Ian Stewart said: “We were delighted

Source: OceansAdvance

Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

The Ocean Technology Sector has been identified as a growth area for Atlantic Canada.  The 2017 Atlantic Canada OT Sector Export and FDI Strategy clearly identified potential growth opportunities for this sector.OceansAdvance is committed to fulfilling the vision of the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping firms in the Region increase their export value into international markets as well as to help build a talent pipeline for the future with supporting the development and retention of HQP. As well we are anxious to support the research and academic community and to help grow the sector by supporting

Paul Blomerus (Photo: Clear Seas)

Clear Seas Names Blomerus Executive Director

helping government agencies understand the impact of technology on the transportation sector. Dr. Blomerus is a published author on a range of marine shipping and transportation issues, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a ship fuel to reduce transport emissions and the electrification of Canada’s freight rail sector.Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Blomerus led large engineering and product development teams for Westport Innovations in Vancouver. He also worked at Rolls-Royce Aerospace holding senior positions in supply chain, intellectual property and customer relationship management. He

Darren E. Penney joins the MacArtney Canada team.

Penney to Sales Lead at MacArtney Canada

MacArtney Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia are passing the puck to Darren E. Penney as Head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada.Canadian Ice Hockey enthusiast, proud hockey parent and underwater technology equipment expert Darren E. Penney brings with him 20 years of industry experience in technical sales and service. Previously employed by Xeos Technologies Inc. and Seimac Ltd. Darren has a wealth of experience and knowledge in underwater technology.Responsibility for establishing a network of 20 representatives in 29 countries, the attendance of close to 100 conferences and hundreds of

“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining a values-driven culture,” said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor. Photo: Vigor

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

Accurate Marine remain committed to our mission.”The Carlyle Group will become majority owner of the combined company.Equity for the investment will come from the Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, a $2.4 billion fund that focuses on middle-market and growth companies in the United States and Canada. As part of the transaction, Stellex Capital, MHI’s existing owner, will contribute new equity to the platform, while Vigor’s CEO Frank Foti will roll a portion of his existing Vigor ownership stake into the combined company.A CEO search is underway for the new company. Tom Rabaut, former

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

Strategic Projects and Director of Business Diversification and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting Department). Over the course of his career, he has been on the Board of Directors of more than 15 companies in Spain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He is currently a professor of Valuation and Corporate Finance at the Instituto de Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER Group'

Christian Rheault (Photo: Samson)

Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

a company that manufactures systems for energy storage in standby backup power systems. Along with his business leadership experience, Rheault has held roles in engineering, manufacturing, and marketing management, at equipment manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa and also where he started his career, at IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault has degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both useful in gaining 25+ years of experience within multiple industries and international organizations. Samson is expecting to quickly benefit from his strong global leadership, technology

Ulrich Kadow (Photo: AGCS)

Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE  (AGCS) said that, effective July 1, 2019, Ulrich Kadow will be appointed as AGCS Global Head of Marine.  Currently Chief Agent of AGCS Canada, Kadow will take over from current Global Head of Marine and Energy Simon Buxton, who is leaving Allianz. Until a successor in Canada is confirmed, Kadow will maintain a dual leadership role for both the country and Marine Line of Business responsibilities.Kadow has led AGCS’ Canadian business since May 2015, after originally joining AGCS in 2006. During his 13 years with the company, he has held a

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