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Emilie Barriau (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel Names Barriau Chief Technology Officer

Transport, Metals and Electronics industries in various global roles. In 2021, Emilie joined Ecolab, where she is leading the Research, Development & Engineering organisation across the different businesses in Europe and IMEA. Emilie is a French native. During her studies and career, she lived in France, UK, USA and Germany, where she is currently based. She holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from University of Mainz, Germany. As part of her tenure with Henkel, she was expatriated to the USA for a 3-year period. Over the coming months, Emilie will relocate to Denmark.“This shift reflects our

Philippe Kavafyan (Photo: Venterra Group)

Venterra Appoints Kavafyan as CEO

energy transition. These include General Electric, Areva and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. In addition, he has represented the industry in leading trade bodies, notably as Chairman of WindEurope. Kavafyan is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris, France.Asfari said, "The board is delighted to appoint one of the industry’s most senior and respected executives to lead us in delivering our vision for wind power’s vital role in the energy transition. Philippe has been a pioneer and leader in onshore and offshore wind from its inception

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Gender Inequality Still Rampant in the Maritime Longshore Profession

more open to women, such as was the case with police work in the UK, our upcoming study in Research in the Sociology of Organizations proves this isn’t the case.The longshore professionFor our study, we looked at the longshore profession (people who manage the transfer of shipped goods at docks) in France over seven decades. What we found was surprising: As jobs became cleaner, safer, and less physically arduous, fewer women were seen on the docks.In fact, there are fewer women working on the French harbours today than there were 70 years ago: As our interviewees note, there are exactly none. Longshore

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Vallourec to Close Sites in Germany, France, and Scotland, with 2950 Jobs Set to Be Lost

Vallourec is starting a process to close its German manufacturing sites as it had failed to find a "credible" buyer for the assets, the French steel pipe maker said on Wednesday.Vallourec also said it would close its heat treatment line in Saint-Saulve in France and a site in Scotland.The firm, which in November announced plans to dispose of its German assets and relocate its oil and gas activities to Brazil, said the closure process in Germany would take place over the next two years and include the sale of the land and buildings. Vallourec said in a call with journalists that the

Kamil Beffa (Photo: LDA)

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Names Beffa CEO

career in industrial and services companies with operational and functional responsibilities.Person has spent his entire career within the group. After several years in the dry bulk business, he was appointed general secretary in 2003.d´Anjou joined the group in April 2021, as CFO after a career in France and internationally within the Technip and Systra groups.Maire is stepping down and withdraws from operational activities and from the executive board after more than 30 years with the group. As an advisor alongside the chairman and the shareholders, he will focus on strategic asset management

From left: Nick Confuorto and Dominique Philibert (Image: CROE)

CR Ocean Engineering Announces Management Changes

, participating in conferences and seminars, issuing proposals, meeting with clients for sales and contract negotiations. Philibert currently oversees CROE’s research team as it develops designs in response to the environmental challenges facing the commercial shipping industry.A native of France, Philibert received his engineering degree from ECAM in 1990. Philibert has focused his career on the field of Flue Gas Cleaning, working with the most respected names in the air pollution control industry both in the United States and in Europe. With more than 25 years of experience in Process Engineerin

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Training Tips for Ships - Tip #24: For your Disaster Recovery Plan, Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst

, disasters do happen and a critical component of business continuity is ensuring that when disaster strikes, our critical systems are returned to normal operations as quickly and efficiently as possible. Last month’s training tips for ships discussed a catastrophic fire that occurred in France last month at one of the world’s largest data centres. This fire took millions of websites offline including the Learning Management System (LMS) for one of the world’s largest cruise lines. LMSs are business-critical in that they are relied upon to ensure compliance and safety. This

Golar Taps Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO

, Maranhao was the CEO of CELSE. He has also held roles at financial institutions such as Lakeshore Partners, Santander, Credit Agricole, Banco Votorantim and Citibank. Maranhao graduated in Business Administration from the Universidade de Pernambuco and has completed a Management Program from INSEAD in France.Golar chairman, Tor Olav Troim, said, "The board is very pleased by the new management appointments. Both individuals have deep knowledge about our company, they are good leaders, have strong work ethics, dynamic minds and have delivered solid value to the group over the last years."Together

Bordelon Marine Announces Leadership Promotions

department and developed the company’s HSE policies and culture, record, and standing to the level and quality required of a subsea vessel operator. Martin has previous industry experience with McDermott International Inc. working in a global capacity as HSE coordinator in Singapore, Brazil, Spain, France, Scotland and Abu Dhabi/ Dubai in UAE. Martin earned a master’s in engineering from the University of Alabama Birmingham.Bordelon Marine president and CEO, Wes Bordelon, said, “Through the years, Chris and Mike have proven themselves many times over to be highly effective leaders as Bordelon

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Training Tips For Ships - Tip #23: Is Your Training Technology Disaster-Ready?

vetted and regularly tested disaster recovery plan (DRP). When an IT disaster strikes, so begins the unforgiving, and often harsh, test of an organization’s DRP policies. And it will happen. Just a few weeks ago, on March 9th, a fire broke out at Europe’s largest cloud provider in Strasbourg, France. The damage was catastrophic. This impacted 3.5 million websites and applications across the world including government agencies, banks, online retailers, news websites and a good portion of France’s .FR domain. It also impacted MarineLMS for some of our European customers. At that moment,

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

Lundin Energy Names New Chief Operating Officer

Nick Walker, 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

Mike Holliday - LR's Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA) - Credit: LR

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

to navigate safely and effectively through this period of change and capitalize on the opportunities that are created as the industry moves forward.”Holliday graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and joined LR in 2002 as a ship surveyor. He has since worked in France, the United Arab Emirates, and more recently as Area Marine & Offshore Manager for South Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur

Jillian Carson-Jackson (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Nautical Institute's New President Outlines Top Goals

, graduating from the Canadian Coast Guard College as a navigation officer. With over three decades in the industry, she has worked both afloat and ashore in the CCG, including 10 years as an instructor at the CCGC.  Following an active role at IALA in the development of VTS Training, she moved to France to work with IALA as Technical Coordination Manager. She then moved to Australia to work with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as Manager of Vessel Traffic and Pilotage Services.In 2016 Carson-Jackson left AMSA to set up her own consultancy, focusing on maritime technical advice and

Andreas Enger (Photo: Höegh Autoliners)

Enger Named CEO of Höegh Autoliners

a partner at Deloitte, leading its Nordic strategy practice. Earlier in his career Enger was a partner at McKinsey & Co and subsequently held senior executive positions at Norske Skog, PGS and Peterson Packaging. He holds a MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU in Norway, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.  Following the planned succession Guttormsen will continue to support Höegh Autoliners as a non-Executive Director and Senior Advisor.  Enger will continue to chair Posten, Norway's state owned postal service

Gary Paver is ASCO's new CFO- Image by ASCO

ASCO Names New CFO

during my career, driving business strategy and direction, and I am very much looking forward to working with the management team and making a positive contribution to ASCO’s strategic objectives, as they continually strengthen their leading position within the energy market."ASCO CEO Peter France commented on the appointment: "Gary is an extremely accomplished individual with a proven track record with private equity experience.  I have no doubt he will  play a pivotal role as part of the leadership team as we seek to grow and strengthen the business.&rdquo

Robert Heijder (Photo: OneOcean)

Heijder Joins OneOcean

OneOcean appointed Robert Heijder as its new Head of Sales for Benelux and France. Heijder has a wealth of knowledge and experience, most notably from his time with Transas, provider of ship operations solutions.Heijder has  driven sales teams and has a track record in selling ECDIS, simulation and shore-based systems. He brings the comprehensive expertise required to power OneOcean’s new Rotterdam office through the company’s next phase of expansion.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay has gone from being a deck officer on super yachts to being a machinery technician in the Coast Guard. Harnay now spends his free time on liberty as a captain of a dinner cruise yacht. (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Honolulu)

From Superyachts to Fast Response Cutters

above 90 percent. Most people who join the Service, stay in the Coast Guard, even if that wasn’t their original plan.For Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay, his road to joining the Coast Guard is one-of-a-kind.Harnay was born in a small town, Athis-Mons, which is about 40 minutes south of Paris, France. For most of his life, he lived in a small fishing town -- St. Raphael in southern France. There are several historical connections to the U.S. and World War II in the area, but being a member of the U.S. military was never even a thought to Harnay growing up much less a possibility.Living near the

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