Thome Offshore Management (TOM) and Thome Oil & Gas (TOG), the offshore services arm of Singapore-based Thome Ship Management, has appointed John A. Sydness, as Managing Director for Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas. His appointment is effective immediately.
Buoyed by the rising offshore markets, Thome’s Offshore and Energy Division is expanding its management capability to better support its activities and ensure its service standards are maintained and improved. John was previously Managing Director of TOG and prior to that he worked for major international companies in the offshore services and energy industries. He takes over from Claes Eek Thorstensen, who is moving into a group role in TSMI – the holding company of the Thome Group of companies. Claes will be supporting the development of all companies including commercial and marketing activities.
In addition to John’s and Claes’ appointments, Thome Offshore also announced the internal promotion of several executives within the organisation. Paul Schaab has been with Thome since 2007 and is now appointed to General Manager, Offshore Fleet. He will be responsible for securing the sound management of TOM’s OSV fleet. Manfred Mueller joined Thome in 2006 and has been appointed as General Manager, Commercial of Thome Offshore. In addition to management of vessels, TOM seeks to develop commercial partnerships, and will benefit from his broad knowledge of and relation to different market players. Cynthia Surin Harris, has been appointed as the Finance Manager of Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas and will be securing the finance function in TOM and TOG. Gaurav Gupta is a new hire and joins as the new Head of Marine HR, Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas. His role has been created to increase focus on the importance of sourcing and maintaining quality crew.