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Friends Strengthen Turkish Tug Builder

College in Istanbul but studying different subjects.Kazgan graduated in Business Administration and Cek in Economics and both joined different companies which today have been absorbed into Ernst & Young. Kazgan ventured off to the United States to deepen his academic knowledge whereas Cek stayed in Europe working in the United Kingdom, France and Austria.Following the acquisition of a wealth of experience in a variety of companies and industries, now aged 56 and 57, both men saw the opportunity offered by joining Sanmar Marine, one of the most progressive enterprises in Turkey with a truly international

Sean James Butler (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Sydney Hires Senior Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (Sydney) announced the hiring of Sean James Butler as Senior Bunker Trader as of May 2019.Butler was born and raised in Sydney but has been working in Europe and Melbourne for a number of years before returning to his hometown to work for Dan-Bunkering. Moreover, Butler has several years of experience within the bunker industry.The Sydney office has been in business for more than a decade with Lena Johnston at the helm but only merged with Dan-Bunkering in August last year, making it the latest addition to the Dan-Bunkering Group of companies.

Ulrich Kadow (Photo: AGCS)

Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

, 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 variety of positions within AGCS in Europe, Asia and North America and directly prior to his move to Toronto, was Global Head of Package & Multiline where he established the mid-market Property, Liability and Engineering business in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Australia and Denmark. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and

Dr. Mirka Wilderer (Photo: DeNora)

De Nora Names Dr. Wilderer CEO

De Nora named Dr. Mirka Wilderer to lead the company’s Water Technologies group as CEO effective June 1, 2019.  Dr. Wilderer, who joined De Nora in February 2019 as global integration director, replaces Theo Brandes who is retiring. Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Wilderer has 15 years of water industry experience in numerous countries in Europe and Asia, moving to the U.S. in 2009. She holds a doctorate in international management.

Matthew Gordon (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has appointed Matthew Gordon as regional vice president for the Europe & UK to oversee the company’s growth and expansion plans in the region. He will be based in Aberdeen, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

, he embarked on an international career as a marine engineer, eventually holding executive positions as managing director and board member of renowned companies across the globe. Over the various stages of his professional life, Grool has worked in many different parts of the world, ranging from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and North America. Along with his professional skills, he has a considerable reputation for his dedicated approach to the customer and a strong focus on teamwork

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

Cullens (Photo: OPITO)The Skills Landscape report was published at an Oil & Gas UK Business Breakfast, sponsored by Deloitte on Thursday, which featured a panel of industry speakers including Ariel Flores, BP’s North Sea Regional President, Lesley Birse, President of People and Organisation for Europe, Africa, ME, Asia and Australia at Wood and Sophie Ewen, currently an OGTAP (Oil & Gas Technical Apprentice Program) apprentice working with Chevron.To help determine the changing oil and gas skills requirements, 1,000 people from around 140 organisations responded to a detailed skills survey

Hannes Norrgren (Photo: Humphree)

New CEO of Humphree Appointed

new businesses, markets, customers and technologies. Norrgren will work – together with the current management and employees – to continue to improve and evolve Humphree with further growth in mind.Norrgren is currently Vice President of Industrial Sales and Marketing for Volvo Penta in Europe. He will take up the new position as of August 1st, 2019. Per Landegren, the present CEO of Humphree, will continue to play a key role in Humphree’s management team as Director of Marketing & Sales

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

developing systems and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to expand its services in Brazil, has worked throughout the globe in Canada, Africa, United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), Europe and Asia Pacific.MTL is a specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station FPSO repair, naval architectural and equipment solutions. MTL’s unique approach to delivering safety, value and quality is founded upon a deep understanding

Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

has appointed Alexander Kara as President and CEO. He will join NKT August 1, 2019.Kara joins NKT from ABB where was most recently Senior Vice President, HUB Business Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will constitute the NKT A/S executive management team. Until then

Pic: Port of Rotterdam

Brexit Brings Jobs to Rotterdam Port

Europe's largest port, Rotterdam, said that  eleven British firms set up in Rotterdam in anticipation of Brexit last year.According to Rotterdam Partners these British firms represent nearly a third of the international firms that established a location in the port city last year.The new arrivals include companies like Cogoport, Webhelp, Airlift Systems and GE Healthcare. Together, these 36 international players will be creating over 1,430 new jobs and making a combined investment of EUR 199 million in the port city’s economy.These international firms were attracted by Rotterdam Partners

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

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

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, 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

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MOL: Growww Grad Program in Europe

Japanese shipping giant has urged graduates to apply for the latest edition of its award-winning talent acquisition program, Growww.The Growww 2019 offers fresh graduates a unique opportunity to kick-start their career in one of the largest corporations in Central Eastern Europe, said a press note from the global transport company.Through the program MOL aims to develop a new generation of industry experts, offering them an opportunity to learn and solve real-life business challenges while working in one of the most complex industries.MOL Group opens over 140 positions in the areas of engineering

Dennis de Roos (Photo: Fairline Yachts)

Fairline Appoints de Roos

years with General Motors and 5 years with Ingersoll Rand, developing its sales networks and delivering sustainable growth.de Roos was born in the Netherlands, where he grew up at the family boating business. The family business meant moving to different parts of the world such as the Far East, USA, and Europe. de Roos did his secondary studies in France and completed a Master of Science and MBA in the US, with a clear focus on international management.de Roos lives in Bristol with his wife Susan, and son Max. He enjoys international travel, sailing, historic car racing, and spending time with the family. 

Gregg Ruhl, President and Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Ruhl Named CEO of Algoma

of Canadian shipowner Algoma Central Corporation after leading the company for four years.  Gregg A. Ruhl, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume that role immediately.Soerensen is said to want to spend more time with his family in Europe. He joined Algoma in April 2015 and was charged with redefining the strategic focus of the Company to include growth markets beyond North America. He led the development of the global short sea business and spearheaded the creation of the NovaAlgoma partnership. During his tenure, Algoma’s

Jackie O’Brien (Photo: Vigor)

O’Brien Joins Vigor as EVP

President of Business Development and Global Affairs driving successful growth strategies for Arconic across the company’s aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and commercial  transportation businesses. During her tenure at Alcoa/Arconic, O’Brien managed global teams across Europe and Asia.O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She is an active board member of Engineers without Borders, a non-profit dedicated to building a better world through projects

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

Svitzer, aprovider of harbor and terminal towage to the global shipping industry, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international

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