Clear Seas Names Blomerus Executive Director
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 brings extensive strategic business consultancy knowledge from his experience as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., in Chicago.Dr. Blomerus holds a PhD in Engineering
Holvik joins Thrustmaster
Thrustmaster of Texas acquired the ICON Dynamic Positioning business from Rolls Royce earlier this year, a DP product addition to the Thrustmaster product portfolio. In addition to the rights to produce and sell future units of the DP products, Thrustmaster also has responsibility for the maintenance, service and upgrades of existing DP systems presently in operation. To support this addition, Thrustmaster has added Jon Holvik to the Thrustmaster team as the Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems. In this new role, Holvik will be responsible to oversee
Høglund Appoints Ha as MD
system integration and automation solutions.Ha joins Høglund from MTS Cooperation, a Korea-based sales agency representing equipment companies in the marine and offshore market, where he worked as Managing Director for 12 years. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working as a sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine Korea
Bell Named President & CEO Rolls-Royce North America
Rolls-Royce announced the appointment of Tom Bell as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, a post he will hold alongside his current position as President – Defence. Bell's appointment follows the decision of Marion Blakey to retire at the end of June after serving a three year term. Chief executive Warren East said, “To support our ambitions in the [North America] region, we have made significant investments including at our facility in Indianapolis, where we are currently undertaking the largest single investment that Rolls-Royce has made in the U.S. since we acquired
Ferry Sunflower is Test Bed for "Intelligent Awareness"
The maritime industry increasingly moves towards autonomy, and Rolls-Royce has been a major driver of the initiative globally. Today Rolls-Royce announced a deal with Japanese multi-modal transport company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), to collaborate in the development of its intelligent awareness system. Specifically the intitiative will be trialled onboard the 165-m passenger ferry Sunflower, owned and operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ subsidiary company, which makes the 222-nautical mile run between Kobe and Oita via the Akashi Kaikyo, Bisan Seto and Kurushima Straits. An intelligent
Corvus Energy Names Bjørkeli CEO
, and established the company’s Norwegian presence for offshore construction equipment solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway. Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was based in Korea for six years and Japan for two years. Subsequently, he was appointed VP Systems Sales & Marketing Campaigns with global responsibility for Rolls-Royce systems
Uotinen Joins Robert Allan Ltd.
Sami Uotinen will join naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. on October 1, responsible for European Business Development initiatives, operating from Turku, Finland. Uotinen, a graduate naval architect, joins Robert Allan Ltd. from Rolls Royce, where he has worked since 2000, most recently as North American Sales Manager for Z-Drive propulsion. He has also held positions at Aquamaster, Kamewa and Kvaerner Masa Yards.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems Recognized as a Top Employer
With plenty of places for little pioneers at its child-care center, a wealth of health and fitness offerings, sabbatical opportunities spanning several months, and arrangements for mobile working, Rolls-Royce Power Systems and its subsidiaries provide numerous opportunities to help staff harmonize their work and private life. Hence the company has again received multiple accolades for its HR policy and staff-friendly approach. For the fourth time running, Rolls-Royce Power Systems was awarded the quality seal 'Career and Family' in recognition of the prominence it gives to family and the
Roberts Joins Foss as Chief Commercial Officer
lead in the assessment and prioritization of geographic and operational market segments through marketing, sales and business development activities. Prior to joining Foss, Roberts served as Senior Vice President, Customer and Services-Americas, for global marine systems and services provider Rolls-Royce. In his tenure with Rolls-Royce, Roberts also took on the roles of Sales Manager U.S. West Coast, Vice President Global Customer Training and Services Development based in Aalesund, Norway, and Chief of Staff to the President of Rolls-Royce Land & Sea in London, UK. Roberts began his career
Cavotec Names Norin as New CEO
53, currently works as a board director and corporate advisor for a number of companies around the world. Having lived in Europe, Asia and North America, he has extensive experience of leading large global organisations in highly competitive industries. Most recently, Mikael Norin served as President, Rolls-Royce Marine Services, a division of the Rolls-Royce group offering after-market services and parts to the group's marine and navy customers around the world. Marine Services is based in Singapore and has operations in 35 countries employing approximately 2,500 people. Prior to this, he was President
Rolls-Royce to Cut Another 800 Jobs at Marine Unit
British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it would cut a further 800 jobs in its marine business to save an extra 50 million pounds ($63 million) a year, responding to weak demand from shipping and energy customers. The marine business, which depends on oil and gas-related customers for about 60 percent of its business and currently employs about 4,800 people with its main operations in Norway, has seen weak demand for new equipment and lower maintenance revenues as customers use their vessels less. Rolls, which has been cutting costs for three years to make the marine unit more competitive
Daintith Named CFO, Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce announced that Stephen Daintith has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and as an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. Stephen will take up his new role in 2017, succeeding David Smith who will leave Rolls-Royce after three years to pursue other business interests. David will remain in post into the New Year to ensure an effective transition.* Stephen Daintith is currently Chief Financial Officer of Daily Mail & General Trust plc. Previously he was employed by News International as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Dow Jones & Co. His
The Human Aspect of the Autonomous Ship
; not yet upon us, but coming, which they say describes how “…‘smart devices’ will replace the role of humans for the management, optimization and control of machinery.” It is a telling coincidence that the release of the LR report coincided with an announcement by Rolls Royce that it will be utilizing bandwidth supplied by Inmarsat as it further advances its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA). Plainly speaking, this project is about developing vessels that would be remotely controlled from the shore. Oskar Levander, Rolls Royce Vice President
Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board
of global engineering and manufacturing businesses, as well as the aerospace industry. His private equity experience in operations intensive businesses with Unitas will also be extremely valuable. We welcome Sir Kevin and are looking forward to working with him." Sir Kevin said: "Rolls Royce is admired the world over and represents the pinnacle of British engineering. I am delighted to join the Board and excited by the opportunity for the Company to deliver a really exciting future from today's outstanding market positions."
Rolls-Royce Marine Unit to Cut 600 Jobs
British engineering group Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it would cut 600 jobs in its Norwegian-focused marine business in response to the lower oil price, a move it said would have a "broadly neutral" impact on 2015 profits. Rolls-Royce is in the middle of a cost-saving plan in its aero-engines business and headquarters, axing 2,600 jobs, and the streamlining of its marine business comes after a year of profit downgrades and cancelled orders. The company said that from 2016, the job cuts in marine would help generate 25 million pounds of benefits. Shares in Rolls-Royce
East to Succeed Rishton as Rolls-Royce CEO
John Rishton will retire as chief executive of Rolls-Royce on July 2, 2015 and will be succeeded by Warren East, whose appointment follows an extensive international search, the company announced today. Warren East was CEO of ARM Holdings from 2001 to 2013. Warren has been a nonexecutive director of Rolls-Royce since January 2014, also serving as a nonexecutive director on the boards of BT, De La Rue, Dyson, Micron Inc. and Digital Catapult. His intention is to stand down from all but one of his current roles as a nonexecutive Director, in line with Rolls-Royce company policy. Commenti
Rolls-Royce Rejigs Top Deck
Rolls-Royce announced today that James Guyette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America, has decided to retire after 17 years with the company. He is currently an Executive Director on the Board of Rolls-Royce plc and Chairman of Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Inc. He will step down from the Rolls-Royce plc Board at the Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2015, and from his role at Rolls-Royce North America on 31 May 2015. Chairman, Ian Davis said, "I'd like to pay tribute to the tremendous contribution Jim Guyette has made to Rolls-Royce over many years.