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Monday, October 16, 2017

Appointed President

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

Grennan Appointed President of SCAA

Devon Grennan (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Devon Grennan, CEO and President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been appointed President of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA). SCAA is a professional association representing spill control contractors, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies, and various qualified individuals within the industry.   Grennan has served on the board of SCAA since 2012. “SCAA is a unique association that has represented our diverse membership for 44 years

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Frederick J. Harris, recently retired president of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works shipyards, has joined the operating executive board (OEB) of private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company. The OEB is a group of industry and government executives with significant experience in the firm’s target industries. Through key relationships and sector-specific knowledge, OEB members contribute to sourcing and evaluating transactions

Norautron Names Johannessen CEO

The board of Norautron Group AS has appointed Trond K. Johannessen as president and CEO, effective as of June 1, 2017.   Johannessen comes from the position as CEO of Hatteland Display AS. He has also been part of the executive management team in Tomra Systems ASA for several years and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.    In addition to his new role, Trond K. Johannessen will maintain his duties as CEO of Hatteland Display AS until further notice

Michelsson to Join Evac

Tomas Michelsson (Photo: Evac)

Waste, wastewater and water management systems provider Evac has appointed Tomas Michelsson as the President, Offshore and Merchant business area, effective January 8, 2018.   Michelsson will replace the former President, Claes Rudling, who has retired during the summer.    Michelsson previously worked as the Vessel Type Responsible (VTR) Global Sales Manager, Ro-Pax and Yachts, ABB Marine, and as the Director, Marine and Offshore business unit, Marioff

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

Larry Rigdon

Larry T. Rigdon will serve as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tidewater Inc. while a search committee seeks a permanent successor to Jeffrey M. Platt, who has elected to retire from his role as director, president and CEO of offshore service vessels (OSV) owner and operator effective October 15, 2017.    “Having successfully completed the financial restructuring of Tidewater at the end of July

Hvid to Take Over as Teekay President and CEO

Kenneth Hvid (Photo: Teekay Corporation)

Teekay Corporation’s board of directors has elected Kenneth Hvid to succeed current president and CEO, Peter Evensen, who will retire January 31, 2017 after more than 13 years with the company. Hvid is presently serving as president and CEO of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd.   “Kenneth Hvid is the natural successor to Peter Evensen as CEO of Teekay at this time,” said Teekay's Chairman, Sean Day. “He has had multiple roles in his 16 years at Teekay

Changes in Statoil’s Top Deck

Jannicke Nilsson and Anders Opedal Photo Statoil

 Jannicke Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in Statoil ASA.   She takes over the role from Anders Opedal, who will lead the development of Statoil’s growing and increasingly important operations in Brazil as new country manager.   Jannicke Nilsson will assume her new responsibilities on 1. December this year, Anders Opedal will assume his responsibilities 15 January 2017.  

Fred Harris to Retire

Fred Harris (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

Ubiquitous General Dynamics Leader Fred Harris to Step Down January 1, 2017; Dirk Lesko to Lead Bath Iron Works; Kevin Graney to Lead NASSCO General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) said that in the wake the retirement of Frederick J. Harris  effective January 1, 2017, Dirk A. Lesko will be a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, and Kevin M. Graney will be a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics

Majo Appointed President of Civitavecchia, Gaeta and Fiumicino Port Authority

Francesco Maria di Majo is Counsel in the corporate group, based in Rome Photo WFW

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW“) is delighted to announce that Rome corporate Counsel Francesco Maria di Majo has been appointed president of the prestigious Port Authority of Civitavecchia, Gaeta and Fiumicino (Lazio Region, Italy). The appointment was confirmed today by Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr Graziano Delrio, following approval from the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Transport Commission on 15 November 2016.

Albert Takes the Helm at VT Halter

Paul J. Albert (Photo: VT Halter)

Paul J. Albert has been appointed as the President and CEO for VT Halter Marine, effective immediately. “Paul's proven leadership and operational skills in managing complex shipbuilding projects makes him the right choice to lead VT Halter Marine. We are confident in his ability to grow the company while maintaining its reputation as one of the most innovative shipbuilding companies in the United States,” said Admiral Bill Landay, Chairman of the VT Halter Marine Board

Executive Changes at Caterpillar

Tom Pellette is appointed Caterpillar Inc.s group president of Energy & Transportation. Photo Caterpillar

Following the previous announcement that Jim Umpleby will become Caterpillar’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, Caterpillar Inc. announced today additional changes in its executive ranks. The company’s Board of Directors has appointed current Construction Industries Group President Tom Pellette, 53, group president of Energy & Transportation, the position previously held by Umpleby. Replacing Pellette, the Board has appointed Bob De Lange, 47

Odfjell SVP Olsen Steps Down

Helge Olsen (Photo: Odfjell SE)

Norway based shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE said its Senior Vice President Helge Olsen will step down from his role as Head of Ship Management, effective January 9, 2017.   Olsen, who has been with the company since 2000, holds no Odfjell shares or options.   Harald Fotland, SVP Odfjell Tankers, has been appointed to temporarily cover the position as SVP Ship Management until Olsen’s successor is in place

Carboline Names Andrews Executive VP of US Sales

Carboline has appointed Darrin J. Andrews as Executive Vice President of Sales USA, effective December 5, 2016.   Andrews has been in the protective and industrial coatings industry for over 27 years and has a wealth of knowledge in the oil and gas, and mining segments. Andrews is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector and has been active in the Canadian protective coatings industry for 20 years.

Evac Names Rudling President, Offshore and Merchant

Evac Group has appointed Claes Rudling as global Business Area President, Offshore and Merchant, effective January 23, 2017. Rudling will continue as CEO of Uson Marine, which was acquired by Evac Group in December 2016.   Rudling is a member of the Evac Group Management Team. He is based in Stockholm and reports to Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group.   Evac Group is aprovider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine

Shigemi Named Executive VP at ClassNK

Dr. Toshiyuki Shigemi (Photo: ClassNK)

Dr. Toshiyuki Shigemi has been appointed as Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK, effective March 7, 2016.   Yasushi Nakamura has stepped down as Senior Executive Vice President, and has been appointed as an Advisor to the Society.   Dr. Shigemi joined ClassNK in 1981. After a career including roles in plan approval, ClassNK’s research institute, and on-site surveys, he took up the position of General Manager of the Development Department in 2008

Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO

Michael Hansen (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel has appointed Michael Hansen as its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer (CCO). He will join the coatings manufacturer’s executive management board on 1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen.   Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line.  

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