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Bruce Hardy (Photo: Tritech International Limited)

Tritech Names Hardy Sales and Marketing Director

and has involved new product development and testing at sea.Hardy brings with him a range of experience from complex pelagic trawlers to oil tankers, superyachts, and the offshore energy and renewable sector.At the end of 2022, Tritech joined General Oceans AS: an umbrella company specializing in underwater technology and headquartered in London.Tritech and the other businesses within the General Oceans group currently work together closely on multiple Engineering projects and it is anticipated the addition of Bruce’s role will encourage further collaboration between the different operating companies

Alisa Preston (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Preston Joins Global Diving & Salvage as Director of Marine Technology

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has appointed Alisa Preston, P. Eng., as Director of Marine Technology to lead the growth of the marine services company’s underwater technology resources.Preston will be responsible for advancing the development of sustainable and innovative marine technology and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services as part of the overall business strategies for both Seattle-based Global and sister company MER Diving.Preston brings to the role a background in mechanical engineering, nuclear physics, project management and entrepreneurship. She holds a BME from

Dr Cheryl Burgess joins the SUT in January as Chief Executive (Photo: SUT)

SUT Appoints Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive

The Society for Underwater Technology announced it has appointed Dr. Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive, effective January 2021.Burgess brings to the role over three decades’ experience in the energy industry, including oil and gas (both offshore and onshore), renewables and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s

MacArtney Group appointed Phil Middleton as the new Managing Director for its UK operations. Photo: MacArtney

MacArtney Names Middleton as New UK Managing Director

as the new Managing Director for its UK operations. Middleton will be joining the group from December 1, 2020, where he will be heading up MacArtney’s UK operations based out of Aberdeen.Middleton comes to MacArtney Group from Seatronics, where he has developed a wealth of experience in underwater technology over 18 years working his way up the ranks to become Group Managing Director, a post he has held for the past five years.According to Rasmus F. Bonde, Chief Business Development Officer for MacArtney Group, Middleton represents a big scoop for the company.“I am excited about working

Source: OceansAdvance

Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

.) in St. John’s Newfoundland as well as the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ACOA’s mandate is to support Pan Atlantic projects in the Region.The student’s areas of study included a one year Ocean Technology program at NSCC and both ocean mapping and underwater technology programs from M.I.For this pilot project and in partnership with MUN-MI-NSCC and supported by ACOA Halifax, OA worked  with the Technical Chair from OCEANS’19 Liz Crout, to develop a program which would allow these young females an opportunity to fully experience what an international

Graham Brown is Sonardyne's new Managing Director.

Brown Named Managing Director at Sonardyne

markets.”Brown is an Electromechanical Engineer by background with a first-class degree and Ph.D. He is also a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD), a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST), and a member of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT). He contributes to a number of industry groups such as the Southern Region Council of the Energy Industries Council (EIC)

Darren E. Penney joins the MacArtney Canada team.

Penney to Sales Lead at MacArtney Canada

MacArtney Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia are passing the puck to Darren E. Penney as Head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada.Canadian Ice Hockey enthusiast, proud hockey parent and underwater technology equipment expert Darren E. Penney brings with him 20 years of industry experience in technical sales and service. Previously employed by Xeos Technologies Inc. and Seimac Ltd. Darren has a wealth of experience and knowledge in underwater technology.Responsibility for establishing a network of 20 representatives in 29 countries, the attendance of close to 100 conferences and hundreds of

Michael Behrens (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

Michael Behrens has been named chief commercial officer of subsea technology provider MacArtney Underwater Technology from November 1, based at the company's headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Behrens joins MacArtney from the largest steel and technical sales company in Denmark. He has a HD(O) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Denmark, and is currently finishing an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB.

Søren Skifter Christensen, MacArtney South America Operations. (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Expands Global Presence

in business development and promotion of Danish companies in South America. Søren lives in Santiago de Chile.    MacArtney – Sweden Operations is headed by Emil Andersson who will be focusing on system sales in the Swedish market. Emil has lots of experience with underwater technology, having been working with this field in Swedish and Australian companies during the past 10 years. Emil is a graduate engineer having a background within sonar and underwater video technology. Emil resides in Mölnlycke, Sweden.    In their capacities as MacArtney representatives

Claus Omann (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Names Omann CEO

Claus Omann has been appointed as the next CEO of the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group, effective August 1, 2017.   Current CEO Niels Erik Hedeager will at the same time take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors.   Omann’s technical and commercial background includes previous positions at LEGO, Viking Life-Saving Equipment and TRIAX in various senior management roles including technical director and most recently CEO.   Hedeager has worked at MacArtney for more than 28 years. 

Photo: SUT

Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist?

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has launched an illustrated book for 10- to 14-year-olds aimed at growing interest in the variety of careers on offer under the waves. The book, entitled Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist – Quirky Questions and Fascinating Facts about the Underwater World, is available from Wednesday November 25 with all proceeds going to SUT’s Educational Support Fund, set up to help young people pursue learning and development opportunities. The book takes its name from a true story about Larry the lobster who helped divers discover a missing 8

Mark Baldwin, Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

Baldwin to Lead Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

Kongsberg Maritime created a European support center in Southampton, UK, for its Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Seaglider is a buoyancy driven AUV manufactured by Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. in Lynnwood, Washington. Due to the product’s long duration deployments for continuous measurement of oceanographic parameters, Seaglider has revolutionised the way in which oceanographic data is collected. The product has been designed to be as efficient as possible, accommodating a wide range of oceanographic sensors and its method of propulsion uses very little energy.

Maria Ancheril (Photo: Xodus Subsea)

Xodus Subsea Strengthens Americas Team

offshore engineering projects. Also based in Houston, Ancheril joins Xodus Subsea from Wood Group Kenny where she was previously global business development manager following ten years with MCS Kenny. Ancheril is a committee member on a number of societies, including the Society for Underwater Technology, the Society for Women Engineers and the Exploring Program where she is Chair of the Oil and Gas committee.    

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