Superior Energy Services, Inc. announced that Patrick Zuber has been appointed Executive Vice President, International Sales, and Charles Hardy has been named Executive Vice President, Marine Services. Mr. Zuber resides in Dubai. During the past 12 years he held various international business development positions at major oilfield service companies. Mr. Zuber has also served in a range of management, business development, and engineering positions for both service and exploration and production companies over his career that spans more than 25 years. He holds a petroleum and natural gas engineering degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I University). Mr. Hardy has been with Superior since 2004, and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Marine Services. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hardy held various management and operational positions with a number of marine and oilfield service companies. Mr. Hardy has more than 30 years of industry experience. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) appoints John Higginbotham as senior fellow. At CIGI, an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance, Mr. Higginbotham will play a key role in leading CIGI’s global security project on Arctic governance. Mr. Higginbotham is also a senior distinguished fellow at Carleton University, where has he been working on the Arctic, China and the United States as well as a transportation studies initiative drawing on
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced the appointment of Julie Nelson as Chief Counsel for the Department’s Maritime Administration. “Julie brings the right combination of experience to the job,” said Acting Maritime Administrator John Jamian. “Her experience in industry and her credentials in the field of Maritime and Admiralty Law give her a solid understanding of the work we do here,” he said.
Maine Maritime Academy will host the 3rd General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) in late September at the Samoset Resort on the Ocean in Rockport, Maine, United States of America. This year's conference will serve as an academic forum for "Enhancing Global Maritime Excellence", offering extensive exchange of theory and practice pertaining to professional maritime training and education
American Commercial Barge Line has appointed Captain Samuel S. Dickey to the position of marine superintendent. He previously facilitated the training of ACBL Captains and Watch Captains at Seamen’s Church Institute in Paducah, Ky. Dickey attended the University of North Alabama and has 34 years of experience in the industry. Mario Muñoz has accepted the position of manager of corporate safety and loss control with ACBL. Muñoz was previously risk analyst
Atlantic Cordage announced that Erik Gronbeck has joined the Atlantic Group of Companies. Mr. Gronbeck is third generation following in the footsteps of the founder of the company, Mr. Walter Gronbeck Jr. (deceased) and Erik’s father, Mr. Peter W. Gronbeck C. E. O. and Susan Gronbeck, President, his Aunt. Erik Gronbeck is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield Ct. where he majored in International Studies with emphasis on Global Issues and Global Marketing
President Leonard H. Tyler of Maine Maritime Academy was elected chairman of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) at the group's recent conference in Rockport, Maine. He succeeds Dr. Kyoshi Hara of the University of Mercantile Marine in Kobe, Japan. Established in 1999 by the Nippon Foundation, IAMU focuses on maritime education and training, safety at sea, and the promotion of global maritime excellence
The United States Coast Guard has named Frances Fragos-Townsend as its Director of Intelligence. In this position, Fragos-Townsend leads the service’s Intelligence Directorate, the Intelligence Coordination Center and act as program manager for the Coast Guard’s national intelligence effort. She is charged with enhancing inter-agency and maritime awareness in the war on terrorism. “The Coast Guard is widely respected by our intelligence
OMNI Energy Service Corp. announced that Ronald D. Mogel has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and is expected to begin in the middle of January, 2008. Mogel joins OMNI from Horizon Offshore Inc., a Nasdaq listed company that was acquired by Cal Dive International, Inc. in December 2007 for $628 million. Mr. Mogel most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Horizon
The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust (The LRET) has awarded Holland's University of Twente £1 million over the next five years to establish The LRET Maintenance Research and Education Programme, which will be at the core of the university’s new Centre of Excellence in Maintenance Engineering. Maintenance is a technical field which plays a key role in assuring the health of industry and public services such as transportation
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that René Mathieu has been named vice president and general manager, Avondale Industries Inc., effective May 20. He is responsible for all non-Navy aspects of HII's energy infrastructure business in Avondale, La
FRC International will host CSI 2013 - Crew Systems Integration conference from July 2-4, 2013 at RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole, U.K. The international conference includes over 20 presentations focusing on nine integrated topics for the RIB and high speed craft sector
Almost 80% of collisions and groundings occur due to a failure of bridge systems and their usage. A new three-year European research project, part funded by the EU has been launched to help increase safety onboard vessels. CASCADe, (model-based Cooperative and Adaptive ship-based Context Aware
Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed Head of the Marine Engineering Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) and director of the Department of Engineering and Marine Systems of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of more than 5
The University of Michigan will host a seminar and panel discussion entitled “Low Great Lakes Water Levels: Understanding the causes and potential consequences” on May 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Petrobras plans to build the center, which is intended to help shipbuilders meet the company's pre-salt oil & gas exploration needs. The plans to build a center of excellence for the shipbuilding industry in Brazil were highlighted in the presentation made by Paulo Sergio Rodrigues Alonso
Petrobras’ plans to build a center of excellence for the shipbuilding industry in Brazil were highlighted in the presentation made by Paulo Sergio Rodrigues Alonso, Petrobras Local Content Advisor to the CEO and the Executive Coordinator of Prominp
The U.K. operation of international oil services group Aker Solutions has announced the appointment of a new vice president to lead greenfield projects as the company looks to expand its capabilities in the sector. Bob Shaw’s appointment is the latest in a series of new senior management
Warsash Maritime Academy will welcome the eighth scaled ship model to its fleet in May 2013. It will be the first container ship to join the existing fleet at Southampton Solent University’s Ship Handling Center when it is officially launched at a special ceremony.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the nation’s newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space.
The Seattle Propeller Club announced the winner of the 2013 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award as Captain John Veentjer, Puget Sound Marine Exchange Executive Director, aboard Princess Cruises cruise vessel Sapphire Princess while berthed on Pier 66 at the Port of Seattle’s Bell Street
Juan Gonzalez Jr. appointed as Western Regional Manager for the company’s Testing and Services business unit. Based in Alice, Texas, Gonzalez will oversee the drilling and construction operations for projects in both South and West Texas regions
Tim Nolan, as Executive Vice President, will report to Peter Keller, President and be domiciled at Sea Star headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Tim has a broad background in liner shipping to include management accountabilities in Chile, as well as, the Latin America and Caribbean trades
Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced that Vice President of LNG Sales, Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod, will speak in the Strategy Roundtable of Floating LNG 2013, the world’s largest conference on floating LNG on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Mr
May 22 is National Maritime Day, an observance to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by America's Merchant Marine. However, it is also a time to reflect on a growing industry that is facing needs for highly-skilled mariners. The total value of marine freight is estimated to