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

NKT Names Kara CEO

Cable systems manufacturer NKT said its board of directors 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

Logo: ASL

ASL Hires Taillefer

for over 25 years. A naval officer for over 20 years, the latter 10 years were spent as an Underwater Warfare Director and Oceanographer for the Pacific Fleet. Taillefer oversaw the implementation and operations of decisional systems, acoustic modeling and operational systems to create operational products to the fleets. He also oversaw the routine creation and production of real-time oceanographic and acoustic products for operational purposes and fleet uses —often in high tempo naval and military operations. Taillefer has extensive operational experience in applying his expertise and knowledge

Erik Søndergaard (Photo: ISSETA)

“Liferaft Man” Takes the ISSETA Helm

few years ago and looks forward to again being a part of the industry he loves so much.Since 2000, Ian Brindle has served as Secretary of ISSETA. During his 19 years, Brindle has led the organization in times of change - both on the member side, but also with major changes in rules and requirements for products and services, especially concerning new hybrids on the market.“We are very grateful to Ian Brindle for his hard work and dedication to ISSETA during his tenure as Secretary,” says Henrik Uhd Christensen, ISSETA Director and CEO at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. “We thank Ian for

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

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

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 Group and Marine & Offshore Division standards.Protheroe started his career as a deck officer and is a master mariner

Scott Joins Laborde

Laborde Products recently expanded its procurement department, with long-time veteran Dan Murphy leading the way. With Murphy’s promotion, there was a need to satisfy the position for a new parts manager. Joe Scott, a Kansas City native, residing in Dayton, Ohio joins the Laborde team to fulfill this role. Scott has a valuable history in the automotive industry with over ten years of experience in dealing with parts.

Tore Erntsen (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

development (R&D) with German conglomerate Siemens. He has also worked for SICOM as a senior software developer and development manager.Speaking after his promotion, Erntsen said, “One of my key goals is to work with our team to see more innovative prototypes emerge in the commercial market as products that can really make a difference to our clients.&rdquo

Shipyard rendering courtesy
 RMKMS

RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

control systems, IT and networking systems, lighting systems, and PLC and vessel monitoring systems.“We continue to expand services and marine equipment sales,” said Aaron Leatherwood, president of RMK Merrill-Stevens. “Presently the group represents the entire line-up of Quick Marine products including gyrostabilizer sales service and installation,” he said adding, UWL, Nautic Alert, Kymeta and other products for vessel upgrades and refits are part of the yard’s line up.The shipyard has partnered with Boening for automation and controls and is now a Volvo Penta sales and

Carl Mancuso (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

, pinger locators, and deep tow systems.Mancuso comes to Teledyne from Falmouth Scientific Inc. (FSI), where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past eight years. He brings with him a keen understanding of the oceanographic community, and a strong familiarity with Teledyne’s products. Prior to FSI, Mancuso worked in various capacities at Boston Dynamics, American Research Institute, Philips Electronics, and Hazeltine Corp (now part of Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems). He has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Clark

From left: Navin Mahajan and Dale Walsh (Photos: Chevron)

Chevron Announces Leadership Changes

Mahajan will oversee banking, financing, cash management, insurance, pension investments, and credits and receivables activities across the corporation. He will report to Patricia Yarrington, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.Walsh, currently Chevron’s president of Americas Products, has been named vice president of Corporate Affairs. He succeeds Joe Naylor, who is retiring after 36 years. Walsh will be responsible for overseeing government affairs, public affairs, social investment and performance, and the company’s worldwide efforts to protect and enhance its reputation

Photo:  Henriksen Hooks

Online Hook Inspection Courses

who have completed the course, thereby ensuring that their Henriksen boat lifting hooks remain safe for use.In what is believed to be a first for SOLAS regulated lifting gear, users of Henriksen Hooks have been able to undertake the on-line training course that teaches them how to inspect their products for safety-critical defects. They are then qualified to submit a completed check-list that details the condition of the various Henriksen products that they own. These may include any from the Henriksen range of off-load lifting hooks, towing hooks and painter hooks. When the inspection check-list

Victoria Freeman (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Freeman to CFO

KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced the promotion of Victoria Freeman to Chief Financial Officer.Freeman, 34, joined KPI Bridge Oil as Accountant in 2009 and was promoted to Group Financial Controller in 2013 when she took overall responsibility for the accounting and finance functions across the Group’s 9 offices worldwide. Coincidentally, she also celebrates her 9th anniversary with the Group on November 1, 2018.Prior to joining KPI Bridge Oil, Freeman worked in audit at a renowned accounting and advisory

Todd Schlott (Photo: Peerless Electronics Inc.)

Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager

Peerless Electronics Inc., a U.S. stocking distributor of switches, relays and circuit breaker products, announced the appointment of Todd Schlott to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. He will be based in Florida.Schlott is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. industrial electronics distribution industry and has held VP and Sales management positions at some of the industry's most prestigious companies. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our

Dr. Steve Pearce (Photo: ASL)

ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

ASL has appointed Dr. Steve Pearce to the position of acoustics scientist.In his new role, Pearce will be involved in the design of new underwater acoustics products. It is expected that he will become the Product Manager for the Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) and will accept the responsibilities that are presently fulfilled by David Lemon. As part of this role, he will assist with data processing and will coordinate customer support inquiries.Pearce brings to ASL over a decade of experience in underwater acoustics R&D. He earned his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in 2014, where his

Cathrine Armour (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Names Armour Director of Customer Division

the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office.Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Center of Excellence in Satellite Applications, a partnership led by the University of Exeter to stimulate the data economy; helping UK businesses develop new products and solutions using satellite technology. Armour also led the development of the Ordnance Survey’s Geovation Hub and accelerator program. An award-winning initiative, Geovation has helped many UK start-ups find innovative uses for geospatial data.Armour is also a leading commentator on the

Top (left to right): Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure & Events, GAC UK and Wynne Raymond, General Manager - Shipping, GAC UK; bottom (left to right): Adrian Henry, General Manager - Oil, Gas & Renewables, GAC UK and Mark Horton, General Manager - Freight Services, GAC UK (Photos: GAC)

GAC UK Announces New Senior Management

General Managers to strengthen its core services and commercial focus.“Each of the General Managers brings a wealth of experience to their respective role,” said Herman Jorgensen, Managing Director of GAC UK. “The new structure evidences our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to the Oil, Gas and Renewables, Shipping, Freight, Marine Leisure and Events sectors we serve and heralds in an exciting new era for GAC UK.”Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure and EventsFormerly Project Manager for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, one of the

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

each year, helping to keep businesses running in adjoining states and in communities along the U.S.-Canadian border. Farmers, miners, steel producers, construction companies, food manufacturers, utility companies and street maintenance departments depend on this System to move raw materials and finished products to market.Employment figures reported in this local study reflect direct jobs generated by moving marine cargo such as longshoremen, terminal employees, crane operators, steamship agents, vessel operators and crews, freight forwarders and stevedores plus railroad workers and truckers. Induced jobs

Steve Moore (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Moore as Product Manager

from Cospas-Sarsat’s next-generation MEOSAR system and the EU’s Galileo navigation system. He will also aim to increase the market presence of Ocean Signal’s ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders and to grow sales of the renowned rescueME devices and SafeSea range of GMDSS products, as well as expanding Ocean Signal’s international sales footprint in key regions.The ATA100 and ATB1 AIS transponders are the latest additions to Ocean Signal’s comprehensive portfolio of essential sea-safety equipment developed and manufactured in the UK for the commercial and leisure

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