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Wärtsilä Finland Oy Appoint New President

Stefan Damlin: Photo Wärtsilä

Stefan Damlin has been appointed President, Wärtsilä Finland Oy Stefan Damlin (44) has been appointed President of Wärtsilä Finland Oy as of 1 July 2012. Damlin, who since 1991 has experience of a variety of leading positions within finance and business development in Wärtsilä, will continue his responsibility for business development within Wärtsilä Industrial Operations (WIO) and he is a member of the WIO management team. WIO consists of production and product development. Damlin will report to Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Industrial Operations, Lars Hellberg. Damlin will succeed Juha Kytölä (47), who as of the same date will resume responsibility for the Environmental business within Wärtsilä Ship Power, as the current Director Joe Oatley leaves his position to pursue career opportunities outside Wärtsilä. Kytölä will be based in Poole, England, and he reports to Jaakko Eskola, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

Coast Guard Foundation Appoints Brengle as New President

The Coast Guard Foundation has appointed Anne B. Brengle as president of the national nonprofit organization. With her strong background in nonprofit management, fundraising and capital campaigns, Brengle will lead the organization’s nationwide effort to increase public awareness and funding for programs benefiting the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Academy. Anne Brengle has nearly three decades of experience in institutional advancement and management

Senior Appointments at NOL

Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced two senior management appointments. Cedric Foo, currently NOL Group Deputy President, will assume the additional responsibilities of President Asia/Middle East for NOL Group. Foo rejoined NOL in May 2005 to head corporate planning, having previously served in the Company from 1985 to 2000, most latterly as Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance. He was Senior Vice President at Singapore Airlines from 2000 to 2002 and has been a Member of

MTN Names Olivier President, CEO

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) said that Errol Olivier was appointed President and CEO. Olivier most recently served as the company’s President and COO.   Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining MTN, he served as President and CEO of Broadpoint and President and COO of CapRock Communications. He is also recognized for pioneering the first commercial multi-tenant satellite telecommunication strategy for the oil and gas

Norden CEO Carsten Mortensen Leaving for BW Group

Carsten Mortensen: Photo NORDEN

After 17 years with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, with almost 10 years as CEO, Carsten Mortensen says he has decided to resign his position as CEO of NORDEN and seek new challenges as Group CEO of the  maritime BW Group. The Board of Directors is in the process of finding a successor. Carsten Mortensen will be available to NORDEN for a [undefined] period.  Mortensen has been head of NORDEN in a period when the firm has developed into one of the largest dry cargo and product tanker

Wärtsilä: Holm to lead Marine Solutions

Roger Holm will take the helm of Wärtsiläs Marine Solutions Business.

Roger Holm (43) M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 November 2015. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola.   Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the Engines organisation

New CEO at DCT Gdansk

Wenzel brings to DCT Gdansk a wealth of port industry experience with a strong financial and business development bias. Educated in , Mr Wenzel spent his very early career in and before joining a leading Thai investment bank in 1995. His introduction to the port industry came when, in 1999, he joined Eastern Sea Laem Chabang Container Terminal, one of several terminal operators in the new Thai , as General Manager. Successive promotions saw him appointed President and in 2002.

Sea Star, American Shipping Realign Leadership

American Shipping Group, Inc. announced the following organizational changes:  Frank Peake will join the American Shipping Group (ASG) as Vice President, focusing on strategic planning for all ASG companies operating in the Puerto Rico and Alaskan markets.  Steve Hastings has been appointed President of Sea Star Line.   “These organizational changes will allow us to best utilize the skill sets of these two very talented gentlemen

Teekay Announces Senior Management Change

Teekay Corporation and Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced that Bruce Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Tankers and President of Teekay Tanker Services, has informed the Company of his intention to resign from his position effective June 20, 2014 after more than 18 years of service with the Company. Peter Evensen, Teekay's President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "Bruce Chan has been a dynamic contributor to Teekay's growth and evolution over the past 18 years

ST Engineering Rejigs Top Deck

Lee Fook Sun

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of senior management personnel to new key management positions in the Group with a view to further strengthen its leadership team. Mr Lee Fook Sun, currently President of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) and President, Defence Business of ST Engineering, will assume additional responsibilities as Deputy CEO of ST Engineering

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

© Rickmers

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

New Head for Odfjell Tankers

Harald Fotland (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell announced it has appointed Senior Vice President Harald Fotland to new Head of Odfjell Tankers. Fotland comes from the position as SVP/Chief of Staff and has for the past 18 months also been responsible for the cost-cutting and efficiency program in Odfjell.

Teekay Veteran Glendinning to Retire

Long-time Teekay leader David Glendinning, president of Teekay Gas Services, will retire December 17, 2015, after more than 28 years at Teekay. Stepping up to replace Glendinning is Mark Kremin, currently vice president in the same division, Teekay Corporation announced today.  

Mackay Acquires CMC’s Marine Business

Mackay Communications, Inc. acquired CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business on October 30, 2015, from Canadian parent, Esterline, a supplier of aviation systems. Esterline divested their marine sector to concentrate efforts on its core aviation business

Twin Disc Chairman Michael Batten Passes Away

Twin Disc, Inc. announced the passing of Michael E. Batten, Chairman of Twin Disc, Inc. He died in his sleep on the morning of May 6, 2015 at the age of 75.    Batten worked at Twin Disc since June 1, 1970 and was fully devoted to the company and his family

DNV GL's CEO Madsen Appointed UN Global Compact Board Member

Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL

  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.

Petrobras Directors Agree on Audit Committee Composition


  Petrobras’ Board of Directors has unanimously approved the new composition of its Audit Committee, by appointing Directors Luiz Nelson Guedes, Luiz Augusto Fraga Navarro de Britto Filho and Roberto da Cunha Castello Branco as the new members of this Committee.

Statoil Appoints CFO, 3 EVPs and Rejigs Top Deck

CEO Eldar Sætre

  Statoil appoints new chief financial officer (CFO), and launches business area for New Energy Solutions (NES). Three new executive vice presidents (EVPs) are appointed as members of the corporate executive committee (CEC). CFO Torgrim Reitan is appointed EVP for Development &

Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoints 2 New VPs

George Jones (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the appointment of two vice presidents at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division. George Jones has been appointed vice president of operations, and Tim Farrell has been appointed vice president of new Navy programs.  

Executive Changes at Transocean

Jeremy D. Thigpen, President & CEO

  Transocean Ltd. today announced that, as mutually agreed with the company, Esa Ikaheimonen is stepping down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Mr. Ikaheimonen has also resigned his company-appointed position as the Chairman of the Board of

Teekay LNG Announces Board Changes

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced changes to Teekay LNG’s board of directors.   Jane Hinkley has been appointed to the chairmanship position succeeding C. Sean Day, who will remain a director of Teekay LNG and chairman of the partnership’s sponsor, Teekay Corporation.  

DNV GL Rejigs Top Deck

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and Tor E. Svensen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President.  Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting August 1, 2015.  

Bizzarro Named President of WRI

Stasu C. Bizzarro

Effective June 1, 2015, Stasu C. Bizzarro has been appointed President of Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI, LTD), a leader in the world-wide maritime weather forecasting field for more than 50 years.  Bizzarro is an AMS certified maritime meteorologist with close to 20 years experience in the

Esben Poulsson, New President for Singapore Shipping Association

Esben Poulsson, SSA President. Photo by Singapore Shipping Association

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has named Asian shipping veteran Esben Poulsson as its new president, succeeding Evergreen’s Patrick Phoon.    “I am honored and humbled to be appointed president of this active and vibrant organization

Odfjell Tankers Head Steps Down

Morten Nystad (Photo: Odfjell)

Morten Nystad will step down as senior vice president of Odfjell Tankers after 35 years with the company. His departure is effective immediately.   Nystad has held various management positions during his tenure at Odfjell, serving within the company’s chartering department in Bergen

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