Kneen Takes over as Tidewater CEO
Offshore vessels owner Tidewater announced on Wednesday that its board has appointed Quintin V. Kneen as President, Chief Executive Officer, and director, replacing retiring President, Chief Executive Officer and director John T. Rynd, effective immediately.
Kneen, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater since Tidewater’s November 2018 business combination with GulfMark Offshore, was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of GulfMark prior to the business combination.
Kneen will also continue to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer until a successor is appointed to that position.
Kneen remarked, “Last year’s business combination created opportunities to realize synergies and strategic advantages. We will maximize the impact of these attributes and pursue additional opportunities to enhance our strategic position and capitalize on our large scale of operations. I am committed to continuing our outstanding safety record, maintaining our operational excellence and creating a business that is capital disciplined and dedicated to maximizing cash flow regardless of industry conditions. Tidewater’s scale of operations and its strong balance sheet place it in an excellent position to achieve these objectives and to deliver superior returns to our stockholders.”