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Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

executive team of BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC, as the company grows its management team to help meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth, the company said.   “Len brings exceptional business experience and technical

Paul Manzi (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Manzi Vice President of SSQE

held a number of health, safety and environmental roles with BP, including stints in shipping, major projects in the Middle East and drilling and exploration in North Africa.   Manzi is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and earned a master's degree in environmental management from the University of Houston and a bachelor of science degree in marine transportation and nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point. 

Eric Roan (Photo: IMCA)

Roan Joins IMCA in North America

of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee where he chaired several subcommittees that provided industry input for future USCG regulations. He holds a BS in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y. and an MBA from Rice University in Houston

Xavier Contreras (Photo: Emco Wheaton)

Emco Wheaton Bolsters Americas Sales Team

 Emco Wheaton has boosted its Americas sales team with Chris Garrison taking on the role of Territory Sales Manager for the Western U.S., and Xavier Contreras appointed as Territory Sales Manager for Northern Latin America with a focus on Mexico.   A graduate of the University of Houston with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in business administration, Contreras has more than 12 years sales and engineering in the region and experience with Gardner Denver in its waterjetting and pump businesses. Responsible for all Emco Wheaton and TODO products, Contreras will

Blair LeBlanc (Photo: Stokes & Spiehler)

Stokes & Spiehler Announces Management Promotions

Spiehler moves into new oil and gas markets, he will guide these efforts to market more than 250 consultants specializing in drilling, completions, workover and concentric operations. Shell previously worked in retail management and earned a degree in Organizational Behavioral Management from the University of Houston.   Busscher worked as an in-house engineer and wellsite consultant for land and offshore operations before joining the Stokes & Spiehler team after earning a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2005. In his new role

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi (Photo: Texas A&M University)

Kondapi Named Subsea Director at Texas A&M

;M University as the director for subsea engineering.   Kondapi brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the industry with FMC Technologies and KBR, where he focused on engineering and consulting projects worldwide. As the KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston, he helped develop the first subsea engineering program in the United States.    “We are very pleased to have Dr. Kondapi join Texas A&M’s subsea engineering program as director,” said Dr. Kristi Shryock, executive director of interdisciplinary engineering

Long Joins SEACOR Holdings as Executive VP

Offshore, Inc., and previously spent more than 17 years with Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.   Long holds a Juris Doctorate degree, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas

Photo: San Jacinto College

Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

industry needs for more mariners with a college education. The College also offers a program for those who wish to work in other areas of maritime by introducing an associate degree for cargo handling/logistics, transferable to the Texas Southern University maritime logistics program and the University of Houston College of Technology logistics program. An Introduction to Ships and Shipping courses accompanies the College’s business administration associate degree, which is transferable to Texas A&M University in Galveston through an articulation agreement

Todd Grove (Photo: ABS Group)

Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO

, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). He has served more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world.   Grove holds a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

industry’s evolving technology while maintaining a deep appreciation for the traditions of the past.” Born in Winchester, Massachusetts and a global citizen, Dr. Schuhmann received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master's degree from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D., from Penn State University, both in environmental engineering. The president-elect and his wife, Colleen, an environmental engineer, currently live in Littleton, Massachusetts, but plan to move to Maine as soon as possible

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