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Jon Holvik was named Thrustmaster's Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems.

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

At the 2019 CEDA Dredging Days, IADC’s Secretary General René Kolman (right) bestows the 2nd Young Author Award 2019 to Ms Liesbeth De Keukelaere (left) for her contribution to the paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”. Photo: IADC

De Keukelaere Wins IADC "Young Author Award"

this information it is easy to adapt flight missions according to the situation. The drone data were processed with dedicated software into turbidity maps. This independently from in-situ observations. Water samples, collected simultaneously with drone flights were used for the validation of the derived products

A Catapult engineer with ATAM Group's MagTrack robotic crawler. Photo: ORE Catapult

New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK

delivered by ORE Catapult such as technology assessment, supply chain readiness and business case review.At the end of each cohort, the innovators will pitch to the strategic partners and the Catapult’s network of investors with the aim of securing investment and a route to market for their products.Andrew Tipping, ORE Catapult’s Commercialization Manager, said: “This transformative program is designed to enable offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers to identify winning innovations in a complex landscape and act as a launch pad for companies to get their technology

Photo: Port of Vancouver USA

Port of Vancouver USA by the Numbers

8.1 million metric tons of product crossing the docks. Combined with revenue generated from the port’s industrial tenants, that adds up to a total regional economic value of $3.76 billion. The $860 million increase since 2014 was driven primarily by additional handling of steel and agricultural products.  Investments in landside and marine infrastructure have also set the port up for success.  “Over the past decade, we have made a commitment to investing in the infrastructure that our tenants depend on,” said Port of Vancouver USA CEO Julianna Marler.  “The West

Drew Orvieto (Photo: ZF Marine Propulsion Systems)

ZF Promotes Orvieto

by a period as a naval architect at a large American boat builder.  Upon his return to ZF, Orvieto took a position as naval architect, eventually rising to the position of Business Unit Manager for the Propeller product line.Orvieto then moved on to manage the company’s engineering for marine products in North America. His responsibilities were expanded further to include regional engineering support ZF’s Special Driveline Technology business unit when it was merged with the marine business in 2017.Orvieto’s latest move will see him in a dual role, continuing to oversee engineering

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

B.V.; and Survitec Group, where he held his most recent position as a key account manager. Relou also volunteers his time as a board member for the Foundation Royal Yacht Piet Hein, which aims to maintain a historical vessel. He is fluent in Dutch, German and English.Sea Machines’ SM series of products, which include the SM300 and SM200, open a new era of vessel capability for marine operators. The SM series empowers boats to work better and stay on task without interruption from beginning to end of the job. The products can be installed aboard existing or new-build commercial vessels with return

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Group CEO Samskip (Photo: Samskip)

Samskip Appoints Laaksonen as Group CEO

Samskip, a European multimodal service provider group, appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive.Laaksonen, who takes up his post at Samskip’s Rotterdam headquarters on August 1st, 2019, is the former CEO of Samskip competitor Containerships, where he led the Finnish group’s aggressive growth from 2012. He also brings significant experience from the shipper perspective, having occupied progressively senior logistics roles in the chemicals, forest products and automotive sectors.

Ralf Losch (Photo: Cimco Marine AB)

Cimco Marine Names Losch as Sales Director

of technical sales experience and has an extraordinary track-record of extracting value from markets through organizing sales of diesel engines into markets including commercial marine, oil and gas, naval/governmental, workboat etc.Losch has a broad experience from exploring new markets for existing products and launching new products to existing markets with great success. His background is dominated by sales and business development functions

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

dialogue with our customers and we are committed to providing solutions that bridge their digital skills gap,” said Vareide.Digital Solutions is behind established software such as Sesam, Nauticus and Synergi, and the business area will continue to grow its portfolio of software-as-a-service products. It also encompasses Veracity, DNV GL’s data platform and industry ecosystem, which has registered 160 000 activated users since its inception in 2017. Veracity acts as a secure repository for data and allows companies to access services from DNV GL or verified third parties.Vareide started

Don Black (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Hires Black as Vice President

has announced that it has hired Don Black as vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to Founder and CEO Michael G. Johnson. Effective immediately, this new position gives Black responsibility for the company’s global sales of Sea Machines autonomous-command and remote-control products for commercial workboats. He also has special oversight for supporting the development of the company’s advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for commercial ships and vessels, currently being trialed aboard an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship. Black resides in Portsmouth

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

and has served on various merchant vessels in both the United States and British flag fleets, Toma's maritime roots run deep.Toma previously held the position of President and General Manager of Transas USA, and was responsible for the marketing, sales, support, and distribution of all of their products and services throughout North, Central, and South America. He assumed the role of Vice President of Global Sales for Transas Marine, Ltd., out of Portsmouth, U.K. in 2016. Prior to Transas, Toma worked as the Director of Worldwide Customer Service and Support at Sperry Marine, and also worked with

Per Ekmann. Photo: Uni-Tankers

Ekmann Named CEO of Uni-Tankers

– both in relation to the market and the development of the company. “This is, of course, an ongoing process, but the main areas of the strategy are now in place. This applies, among other things, to the segments where Uni-Tankers will be working in future – both in terms of products, customers, geography, ship type and size and, not least, the age of the individual ship,” says owner Torben Østergaard-Nielsen

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.

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