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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.

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

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