W&O Announces New Hires
W&O Supply announced two new hires. In order to develop relationships and partnerships with its clients, W&O Supply has created two new positions: Business Development Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing. With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and leadership in multiple industries, Sam Entriken has been hired as W&O Supply’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Entriken will be responsible for growing W&O Supply’s domestic leadership position and providing leadership on the company’s international market growth goals. A leader in sales, marketing and business development, new hire Steve Stafford joins W&O Supply as Business Development Manager.
Global Industries Makes Additions
Global Industries, Ltd. announces the appointment of Craig Milburn as operations manager for Global Divers, based in New Iberia, LA. As Operations Manager, Milburn is responsible for diving operations, personnel, equipment, and the diving facilities at the New Iberia facility. Milburn joined Global in 1982 and has held numerous positions as a diver, Supervisor, Superintendent, and project manager domestically and in Asia Pacific. Previously, he attended the University of Oregon in Architecture and the Commercial Diving Center in Los Angeles. Bill Alexander has been appointed Business Development Manager - North America and is based in Houston.
BIMCO Names Monsen as Business Development Manager
BIMCO has appointed Jan Henrik Monsen as Business Development Manager responsible for the marketing and promotion of the widely used idea online charter party editing system. Jan Monsen will also project manage the implementation of new document templates for the system and oversee the long-term development of new features. The appointment reflects the growing importance that BIMCO places on electronic documents and the greater use by the industry of its Microsoft Word-based idea charterparty and contract editing system.
AEC Appoints Business Development Manager
Aquatic Engineering & Construction (AEC) appoints Martyn Conroy to Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Aquatic, an Acteon company, has the ability to lay flexible and semi-rigid product on the seabed, with wide experience of off- and onshore installations, transpooling and recovery and decommissioning. Conroy’s responsibilities in his new role will include leading sales and business development across the broader EMEA region. Additionally, he will share best practice and sales development opportunities with Bill Smart…
New Managers for ULSTEIN Design and Innovation
ULSTEIN has announced management changes within its design and innovation areas, naming Frode Sollid as development manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Bernt-Aage Ulstein is as its new design manager. Sollid brings 30 years of experience developing solutions and designs for offshore vessels to the newly-established position as innovation and development manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, and he will also be the manager for Ulstein Strategic Innovation Centre (USIC).
Ferguson Appoints Team of Industry and Product Experts
The Ferguson Group announced the appointment of industry experts to be based at its Aberdeen headquarters. The newly appointed team will offer technical support to the group’s international bases and provide advice and guidance to partners and customers alike. The new team, with a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience in fluid management, waste solution management and International markets, includes Judith Verner Development Manager (Fluid Solutions), Gordon Bennett Technical Development Manager (Waste Solutions)…
Valez Hired to Hawaiian Ocean Transport Management Team
Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc. has strengthened its core management team by hiring Julian Velez as the new business development manager. As the new development manager, Velez will bring new perspectives and extensive knowledge from his seven years of experience as a leader in the transportation industry. Prior to joining Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc. Velez most recently held the position of Solutions Specialist & Sales Manager for Old Dominion Freight Line. Velez is a Southern California native and attended both Pepperdine University and California State University Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Business Administration. Velez brings a wealth of knowledge in generating profitable revenue growth…
Berggren Joins Grundfos
Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands. He has also held various positions with Alfa Laval, among other jobs.
Atlas Copco Names Business Development Manager
Stephen Nelson appointed business development manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Stephen Nelson has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., effective Jan. 3. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Nelson has more than 20 years of sales and management experience working in the construction equipment and rental industry.
GL Garrad Hassan Names Business Development Manager
Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development activities for the GL Group with a special focus on offshore wind. He will work closely with Christoph Thiel, the newly appointed Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan and Colin Morgan, who leads the Group's Offshore Wind Practice. Finch is an experienced sales and business development manager with over twenty years of working experience.
OceanWorks Names Business Development Manager
OceanWorks welcomes Keith La Rose to its team in the position of Business Development Manager – Military in Vancouver office. Acting as Business Development Manager for the military industry, Keith’s primary function will be to expand OceanWorks’ penetration of the military market by further raising awareness of the company’s proven custom engineering, standard products, and service capabilities. Throughout his extensive sales career, Keith has held various professional and sales management positions…
Barnett Promoted to Director, Holland America Line
Holland America Line has promoted Amy Barnett to the position of division sales director for the East. In her new role, she will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing sales programs, as well as analyzing and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives to increase sales in North America. Barnett will manage a team of 16 business development managers and four sales coordinators. She will report to Eva Jenner, vice president, North America sales. Barnett joined…
Transas Elects New Business Manager
Transas Marine Limited, Worldwide Headquarters, U.K. has appointed of Malcolm Hughes as business development manager, Navigation Products. Hughes comes to Transas with many years experience in the marine industry in a variety of roles covering the development, marketing and management of an extensive range of products. In his new role, he will work closely with Transas hubs, agents, customers and development teams to maximize opportunities both from the identification of new products and the development of existing ranges.
Ferguson Director Global Business, HB Rentals
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Ken Ferguson the Director of Global Business Development. Ferguson will be based in HB Rentals’ Houston office and will oversee the company’s business development efforts. Before joining HB Rentals, Ferguson served as the Business Development Manager for Emtunga Offshore and worked in sales for Universal Services Inc., Evergreen Mobile Company, ATCO Structures Inc. and ATCO Saudi Arabia Ltd. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado. (www.hbrental.com)
Kelvin Hughes Opens Copenhagen Office
In order to offer a better service to their customers in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, Kelvin Hughes Ltd has opened an office in Copenhagen, Denmark. From this new office on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Flemming Hasse, area sales manager and Bent Mitens, business development manager provide sales and Customer Services support to the Northern European, Scandinavian and Russian markets. They are ably assisted in their tasks by the existing offices in Aarhus, Oslo and Bergen.
Nelson Appointed at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment
Stephen Nelson has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., effective January 3, 2012. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.
Brynjar Gevelt Takes on Head Role at MTS
Brynjar Gevelt, who brings with him 14 years in the maritime software and service arena, has been appointed CEO of Marine Transaction Services (MTS). Gevelt's experience includes Corporate Software Development Manager in Marinor Shipping and Offshore Services AS, Technology Director Visma Marine AS (Spectec), and the last three years as Director of products and projects in MTS. The company has added to its product development department with Roger Werner Laug who comes from IT consulting company Tieto Enator where he specialized in the maritime industry.
Superior Energy Promotes Harris
Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Canada.
NCS Survey Hires Goldsworthy
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has appointed Simon Goldsworthy as business development manager in its Aberdeen office. Goldsworthy will be responsible for building relationships with existing and potential clients and growing NCS Survey’s presence in the offshore industry globally. Having been active in the offshore industry for more than 18 years, he has already demonstrated a successful track record in new business development. Before joining NCS Survey, Goldsworthy was in global commercial roles within both Sonardyne International and Teledyne TSS.
Hoffman Joins Cobham Life Support-ACR Products
Christopher Hoffman joined Cobham Life Support-ACR Products as the Director of Business Development - Beacon Technology. Hoffman brings a wealth of experience in the area of satellite detectable, emergency locator beacon development to Cobham Life Support-ACR Products. As chairman for three Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) committees, he is an expert on COSPAS/SARSAT systems, as well as 406 MHz emergency locator beacons. In his new position, Hoffman will oversee all marketing and development efforts relating to beacon products and technologies…
Lloyd's Register Appoints James Fernie
James D. Fernie has been appointed to the position of Business Development Manager, Gulf Coast Area for Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc., based in Houston. Fernie has held senior positions with ConocoPhillips, BG LNG Services and Marathon Oil, and will be instrumental in developing opportunities in the LNG sector. He has also worked extensively with the US Coast Guard and will bring a wealth of marine experience to his new role.
Staton VP Sales at Krill Systems
Krill Systems, Inc. announced Brian Staton as vice president of world-wide sales. Staton will be responsible for selling products in three vertical markets (recreation, commercial and government), distribution channels and develop sales and dealer support. Staton’s career spans 26 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive in the marine electronic industry. He was a creative marketing and sales strategist for five major marine electronic brands and was former president of Simrad USA, and most recently employed Ship Equip business development manager.
Steve Mariner Joins Jeppesen
Jeppesen Commercial Marine announced today that Steve Mariner has joined the company as Head of Commercial Marine Sales, where he will oversee Jeppesen’s global network of sales offices and distributors. Mariner brings related industry experience to his management position, most recently as Business Development Manager for KH Charts and ChartCo. Mariner is an Incorporated Engineer and holds an MBA. He is based at Jeppesen’s Commercial Marine office in Egersund, Norway. jeppesen.com