SEACOR Holdings Inc.
(NYSE: CKH) announced that Randall Blank, currently SEACOR's Executive
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary, will assume full-time
responsibility as President and CEO of its environmental division, SEACOR
Environmental Services Inc. ("SES"), and that Richard Ryan will assume the
position of Chief Financial Officer for SEACOR. Alice Gran, SEACOR's Senior
Vice President and General Counsel, will become Corporate Secretary.
, Chairman and CEO of SEACOR, remarked, "Ran and I have
worked together for the past 21 years and co-founded SEACOR in 1989. He has
been instrumental in every transaction that has made the Company what it has
become today. For the past three years, Ran has also overseen the growth of
our environmental unit, primarily consisting of the National Response
Corporation and The O'Brien's Group, and has been the driving force in
developing its international presence. Our goal is to grow our environmental
business more aggressively. Ran has a wealth of experience in mergers and
acquisitions, and is the ideal leader to capitalize on SES' potential. We are
also excited about the prospects for Applied Process Technology, Inc., a
SEACOR investment which provides innovative, waste-free technologies for clean
water. Fortunately, we have depth in management allowing us to fill Ran's
shoes by bringing in a highly qualified individual who has been with us almost
10 years and is familiar with our culture. Richard Ryan also
transition team responsible for integrating Seabulk and SEACOR."
Mr. Ryan started his career as a certified accountant in the UK Atomic
Energy Authority. He has 28 years of experience in the offshore industry, and
has worked in Houston, Singapore, France and the United Kingdom. Mr. Ryan, who
most recently served as SEACOR Marine International's Chief Operating Officer,
will be succeeded in that role by Clyde Camburn, who has served as
international controller for the offshore marine group for the last three
In a related executive change, Matthew Cenac, currently SEACOR's
Controller, will become SEACOR's Chief Accounting Officer and will relocate to
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lenny Dantin, currently Vice President and Chief
Accounting Officer, will remain in the Company's Morgan City, Louisiana office
and assist with other financial matters.