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Prosafe CEO Terje Askvig - Credit: Prosafe

Terje Askvig Joins Prosafe as New CEO

Prosafe, an offshore accommodation rig provider, has welcomed Terje Askvig as its new CEO."Terje brings extensive experience from shipping, oil service and private equity and has among others experience from Eitzen Chemical, Fred Olsen & Co and Triton Partners. His experience and track record fit well with Prosafe’s strategic agenda in a clearly improving market for high-end offshore accommodation. We look forward to working closely with Terje, aiming to propel the company's growth and ensure that we deliver safe and efficient operations," Prosafe said.During his period as a

Lise Henriksen (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Promotes First Female Captain

Odfjell announced it has promoted its first female captain in the history of the 109-year-old company. The Norwegian chemical tanker company said Lise Henriksen has been named captain of the Bow Sky."On behalf of Odfjell, I congratulate Lise on her well-deserved promotion and thank her for paving the way for women in the maritime industry,” said Odfjell  CEO Harald Fotland. "Her expertise and leadership abilities have led her to this prestigious role – a historic appointment at Odfjell and in an international maritime field currently dominated by men. We are thrilled that we

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W&T Offshore Appoints Parasnis as EVP and CFO

banking career at Credit Suisse, where he worked for eight years (inclusive of four years internationally) on several notable domestic and international deals in the oil and gas industry, including initial public offerings, debt high-yield offerings and spinoffs. Parasnis began his career as a chemical engineer at Reliance Industries Ltd. in 1996 and subsequently transitioned to finance with Citigroup, following his MBA.“We are excited to welcome Sameer to W&T’s senior leadership team,” Tracy Krohn commented. “Sameer has served as a trusted financial advisor to W&

Gregg Baumann (Photo: Resolve Marine)

Resolve Marine Forms Government Relations Department

their Foreign Military Sales. He then joined Thales Defense and Security as Director of Program Management for Systems Solutions where he oversaw the management and manufacture of domestic and international defense products. Baumann graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School

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Savage Appoints Roberts as COO, Coler as CFO

in numerous financial roles within the Pilot Flying J organization, including divisional CFO.Prior to joining Savage, Coler served as Vice President and CFO for the Health, Hygiene and Consumables business unit at H.B. Fuller Corporation, a public, multi-national manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemical products based in Minneapolis, MN. He has extensive experience in global, public companies and brings significant experience in corporate finance, acquisitions and integration, implementing IT solutions, driving cost and efficiency initiatives, and other finance related topics

EST-Floattech has appointed Mark Witjens (right) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Joep Gorgels as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Business Development Officer (CFO/CBDO). Image courtesy EST-Floattech

Witjens, Gorgels Tapped to Lead EST-Floattech

, the Netherlands, the company is reinforcing its growth ambition.Witjens previously worked for Damen Shipyards Group, including a stint as Managing Director of several yards within Damen Shiprepair & Conversion and Director Projects at Damen Cruise RoPax & Offshore. Gorgels graduated in chemical engineering and previously worked as Global Head Transportation & Logistics in shipping at ABN AMRO Bank where he was responsible for all customers worldwide

Steve Thur, Ph.D. Credit: NOAA

Steve Thur Named Director of NOAA Research

, he served as the co-chair of the steering committee for the interagency U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. His first role with NOAA was as an economist with NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, where he worked on assessing damages to natural resources following oil spills, vessel groundings and chemical releases into the marine environment.“Throughout my career I have partnered with NOAA Research labs and programs to address some of the most pressing challenges along our coasts, and I have been impressed with the ingenuity and passion of the staff,” said Thur. “With the impacts

Teo Eng Dih

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Names New Chief Executive

Centre. Prior to MINDEF, Teo was Special Assistant to then-Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and had served in various government agencies in the areas of Policy and Planning, Manpower, Strategy, Technology, Climate Change, Enterprise Services and International Trade. He obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering First Class Honors from Imperial College of Science and Technology and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.Quah Ley HoonQuah Ley Hoon was appointed CE (Designate) of MPA on November 1, 2018 and assumed the position of CE on January 1, 2019. Quah played a pivotal

Kelleher to Succeed Tivnan as Ardmore Shipping CFO

to OrbitMI, an innovative technology firm offering advanced AI-based fleet performance management solutions."Bart brings to Ardmore a wealth of experience in shipping and related industries across many functions, including notable financial sector and CFO experience, as well as his expertise in the chemical sector as CEO of Chembulk Tankers," Gurnee said. "We are confident that he will play a pivotal role in driving Ardmore strategically and financially toward even greater future success.""After 12 great years at Ardmore, Paul has decided to leave the company to broaden his experience

David Lim (Photo: e1 Marine)

e1 Marine Names David Lim VP of Application Engineering

by working with partners across manufacturing and class society certification.Robert Schluter, managing director of e1 Marine, said, “Welcoming David Lim to our team at e1 Marine is a great step forward for us. His extensive experience in renewable energy, specifically fuel cell technology and chemical engineering, will help e1 Marine demonstrate its value to the sector. In addition, David’s new role marks the start of our team based in Asia, developing important relationships within our network.”David Lim said, “Joining the team at e1 Marine starts a new journey for building

(Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime Announces $24.8 Million in Campus Improvements

complete with high pressure water tube and low-pressure fire tube steam boilers, in addition to a steam turbine and dynamometer, surface condenser, deaerator, oil separator, various pumps, dry cooler condenser, steam condensing unit receiver, HVAC air-handler, steam absorption chiller, water/steam chemical treatment station, and water softener system. The lab will serve as a valuable learning platform for engineering students studying marine, electrical, facility, and mechanical engineering as well as students enrolled in the deck license program pursuing a third-assistant engineering license.The

Giesick Named COO, Colonial Group

with human resources responsibility for the group. The diversified energy and port-related company has grown to become one of America’s largest privately held companies, and now includes Colonial Oil, Colonial Terminals, Colonial Fuel & Lubricant Services, Enmarket, Colonial Energy, Colonial Chemical Solutions, Colonial Towing, Savannah Yacht Center and Aqua Smart

Jerry Knight (Photo: Danos)

Danos Hires Knight and Promotes Williams

;s fabrication, construction, coatings, scaffolding and rope access service lines.Prior to joining Danos, Knight worked nearly 14 years at Williams, where he held several roles, most recently as technical services manager for the Gulf of Mexico. Before Williams, he worked for 16 years at Occidental Chemical Corporation. Knight graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.“I’ve had the privilege of working with Jerry for a number of years, and he brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive industry experience,” said Danos vice president

Molly Reyes (Photo: CSignum)

CSignum Promotes Reyes to Chief Commercial Officer

, Conway MacKenzie. Reyes worked at Wood Mackenzie, a leading energy research and consultancy firm for ten years, working in consulting, offshore research and new product development roles focused on data analysis, economic models and global market trends. She began her career with six years at Shell Chemical Company, providing her foundation of the entire energy value chain.“I look forward to representing the interests of our customers to ensure our subsea wireless solutions meet their needs,” Reyes said. “Armed with dynamic readings from CSignum communication, monitoring and navigational

"The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding is much more than learning a shipbuilding trade, it is the company’s “leadership factory.”
Dr. Latitia McCane, Director of Education, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding

Inside The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding with Dr. Latitia McCane

;We have 45 high school students that we’re training virtually right now, exposing them to the trades,” said Dr. McCane, and the process of getting families involved in the educational process is deeply personal to her. “I’m a product of a manufacturing because my father worked in chemical manufacturing and he took me to his chemical company. I told myself ‘when I grow up, I’m going to work at my dad’s chemical company.’ And I did that, as they gave me internships while I was in high school. So being able to feel it, touch it (is an important part of the process

John Claybrooks (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Appoints Claybrooks as Chief Marketing Officer

experience across rail, trucking and now maritime.”Claybrooks comes to Crowley from Schneider, where he served as the vice president of marketing and corporate communications. Before Schneider, he held various leadership roles in marketing and communications at leading companies such as CSX, Dow Chemical, Home Depot, Procter and Gamble and IBM. Claybrooks earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate from Emory University’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Zen Hong Oh (Photo: Ecochlor)

Ecochlor Expands in Southeast Asia

to Ecochlor, he was Field Service Manager at Emerson Process Management Marine Solutions. He also acted as Assistant Manager of Green Technologies for Sembcorp Marine with responsibilities that included the technical review of retrofits.“We are expanding our Singapore Services Hub with increased chemical storage capabilities, engineering service support and spare parts network,” said Michael Madely, VP, Global Service. “Situated in Singapore, Mr. Oh is crucial to our growth in this area along with developing strong relationships with our service partners in Japan and Korea. He has a

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