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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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‚Äč21 Graduate from Webb Institute

work or start their professional careers in the marine industry. Notable employers include: BMT Designers and Planners, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, Newport News Shipbuilding, NSWC Carderock, Shipwright, and Vigor. Graduate schools include: MIT, University of Michigan, and Delft University of Technology. 

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DeVilbiss Joins Glosten

marine casualty and emergency response operations throughout all operating regions. He brings over 25 years of marine industry experience ranging from vessels, marine infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.DeVilbiss attended Le Tourneau University (Mechanical Engineering), the Divers Institute of Technology (Commercial Diver), and Lloyds Maritime Academy (Salvage Law and Practice)

Christian Rheault (Photo: Samson)

Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault has degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both useful in gaining 25+ years of experience within multiple industries and international organizations. Samson is expecting to quickly benefit from his strong global leadership, technology and engineering background, and strength in strategic planning and execution. 

Ulrich Kadow (Photo: AGCS)

Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

to his move to Toronto, was Global Head of Package & Multiline where he established the mid-market Property, Liability and Engineering business in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Australia and Denmark. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and an M.S in Computer Science from University of Technology Munich TUM. He also holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

a lack of relevant skills was identified as the biggest barrier. Their peers in the energy value chain told a similar story in Digitalization and the future of energy, with 91% of companies saying that further digital skills training was needed.“Our long commitment to creating value from digital technology means that we are able to combine deep domain and digital knowledge.  As a company, we are in a constant 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

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

CEO. At the same time, we are very pleased that Holger will now be able to focus on other tasks within the Zech Group.”In the course of a career spanning 39 years, Grool learned the ropes in the ship management sector from scratch. After graduating as a Master of Science in Maritime and Transport Technology from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, he embarked on an international career as a marine engineer, eventually holding executive positions as managing director and board member of renowned companies across the globe. Over the various stages of his professional life, Grool has worked

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts as its new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s

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Priestley Joins WFS Technologies

Theo Priestley, a technology futurist who focuses on emerging trends and their impact on business and wider society, has joined the team at WFS Technologies.Priestley takes up the role of chief marketing officer at WFS Technologies and is lined up to speak at a number of key industry conferences including this month’s Digital Oilfield event in Aberdeen, and the International IoT and Digital Transformation for Oil & Gas conference to be held in Amsterdam in June.Widely recognized as a thought leader and evangelist on emerging technologies, Preistly has written more than 100 articles for

Don Black (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Hires Black as Vice President

, 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, Rhode Island, but reports to the position from Boston.Having served as a senior executive for more than 25 years, Black brings to Sea Machines significant experience

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

are the findings presented by energy skills body OPITO, who has set out a strategy to prepare the UK oil and gas industry for a shift in skills requirements over the next six years.OPITO’s Skills Landscape 2019 – 2025 report, part of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics research series, reveals technology advances, internationalization and the transition to a lower carbon future are accelerating changing skills demands in the sector.It is expected that around 80% of the current workforce will still be working within the industry in 2025, taking into account natural attrition and retirement. The

Hannes Norrgren (Photo: Humphree)

New CEO of Humphree Appointed

Volvo Penta has announced that Hannes Norrgren has been appointed the new CEO of Humphree.In 2016, Volvo Penta became a majority shareholder of Swedish marine technology provider Humphree, which specializes in trim and stabilization systems for boat control.This collaboration has allowed Volvo Penta to extend its range of boat dynamics solutions with new trim and stabilization functions, allowed Humphree to access a greater client base, and benefited marine leisure and commercial customers for both companies.Newly appointed Hannes Norrgren has a global network based on more than ten years of experience

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

.Andy McAra, VMAX product director, said, “Following the launch of the XLe Spirit vehicle last year, we recognized the need to integrate the system into our existing VMAX software to provide both training and evaluation capabilities for our customers.“The demand for our 3D simulator technology is continuing to grow as the industry recognizes the value of an immersive learning experience. VMAX eliminates the need to deploy a physical vehicle for training purposes and allows pilots to interact with the eROV in a safe and controlled environment, providing increased efficiencies and reducing

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V.Group Opens New Center in Mumbai

the company’s values, particularly care for both shore-based and sea-faring colleagues, and collaboration, whilst ensuring consistently high safety and quality standards.In line with V.Group’s strategy, the facility reflects a significant commitment to innovation and the integration of new technology, underpinned by ShipSure 2.0, V.Group’s digital platform, which enables seamless digital collaboration and information sharing between departments.The facility has also been designed to enable Project Embark, a program that seeks to transform V.Group’s approach to crewing for its pool

Marshall Joins Ecochlor

international product roll-out. I am proud to have Andrew join our team and I look forward to drawing on his expertise in business development, strategizing for long-term growth, and leadership,” said Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor.Prior to joining Ecochlor, Andrew led several other marine and technology companies. He also served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the newly formed Ballast Water Manufacturers Equipment Association (BEMA) and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

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ASL Hires Taillefer

;Maritime Way developed an acoustic modelling system called SPARTA for Lockheed Martin, an acoustic modelling system for arctic sound propagation called Arctic BellTex and acquired the technologies and assets of a Seabed Classification System.In his new role at ASL, Taillefer will be leading several technology projects and will be expected to foster a greater involvement with defense opportunities.  He will be working closely with Mr. Todd Mudge

Mike Schwarz, Photo: IIMS

IIMS Launches Marine Surveyor Search App

press of a button.The App can be downloaded in the usual way from either the Google Play Store or App Store. Just search for’ Marine Surveyor Search’.Commenting on this bold initiative, Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive Officer, said: “IIMS has made a significant investment in App technology to make the process of finding a marine surveyor simple. The project has taken a year to scope out and complete, but it lifts the digital activities of IIMS to the next level. I am delighted at the ease of use and how fast it is to find a surveyor and connect with them at the push of a button.&rdquo

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

time spent in academic classes. Through partnerships with Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University, The Apprentice School’s academic program provides the opportunity to earn associate degrees in business administration, engineering and engineering technology and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering

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