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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Ameron Announces Changes in Management Structure

Ameron International Corporation announced changes in the management structure of the company's worldwide coating business. Gerald W. Beeler was named group president of Ameron's Coatings Group, in charge of protective coatings division U.S. and Europe. Beeler has served in various management roles with the company for ten years, and was formerly vice president of marketing for Ameron's marine and offshore coatings business. Beeler's staff includes: Randy Roth, vice president of sales; Stephen F. Jay Herpel, director of international sales; and Thomas Brinkman, as director of finance for the group.

McDermott International Terminates Proposal

The Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc. has terminated discussions with the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of its majority-owned subsidiary, J. Ray McDermott S.A., concerning the possible acquisition by McDermott International of the publicly held shares of J. Ray McDermott. The committee said the discussions were terminated because the parties were unable to reach an acceptable financial agreement. The companies will continue to operate under the current corporate and operational management structure.

Plan To Reduced Overhead Announced

BC Ferries' management is being restructured, resulting in a $5 million annual savings and a 20 percent reduction in non-fleet management and administration positions, President and CEO Bob Lingwood announced. Lingwood was joined in the announcement by Gordon Wilson, minister responsible for the corporation, and Michael Francis, chair of the corporation's board of directors. "This downsizing and re-organization is a substantial move forward in our efforts to get the corporation's financial and management house in order," said Lingwood. "The executive is serious about improving the corporation's performance for our customers and the taxpayers. -The corporation will be reducing its year 2000/01 overhead and administrative costs by $5 million.

BC Ferries Announces Reduction in Overhead Costs

BC Ferries' management is being restructured, resulting in a $5 million annual savings and a 20 percent reduction in non-fleet management and administration positions, President and CEO Bob Lingwood announced. Lingwood was joined in the announcement by Gordon Wilson, minister responsible for the corporation, and Michael Francis, chair of the corporation's board of directors. "This downsizing and re-organization is a substantial move forward in our efforts to get the corporation's financial and management house in order," said Lingwood. "The executive is serious about improving the corporation's performance for our customers and the taxpayers. · The corporation will be reducing its year 2000/01 overhead and administrative costs by $5 million.

Future of USCG Deepwater Clouded

In the wake of Coast Guard Commandant’s Thad Allen’s report to Congress regarding the Coast Guard and the 2008 budget, question linger as to the progress and future direction of the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS), the Guard’s far-reaching but recently embattled plan to replace or modernize major Coast Guard cutters, offshore patrol boats, fixed-wing aircraft, multi-missioned helicopters and the communications equipment, sensors, and logistics systems. In his appearance before the U.S. It appears that all options are open regarding the future of the contract. We need to evaluate all options, and we haven't made a decision yet, Allen said, according to a Bloomberg report. We're asking, can the contract be modified to meet some of the goals expressed in the hearing?

Oceanwide Appoints New Management

Oceanwide announced a new management structure for Oceanwide Netherlands, Oceanwide Baltics and Oceanwide Offshore Services. The new structure is effective immediately. Oceanwide Netherlands has appointed Jan Hessel Dijkstra as its new Managing Director. Jan Hessel has been with Oceanwide for five years in the position of branch manager and sales manager and has solid experience within the employment sector. He is assisted by Sales Manager Adje Burgers and five dedicated account managers. Oceanwide Netherlands has offices in Vlissingen, Hoogvliet and Harlingen, the Netherlands. Oceanwide Baltics’ new Managing Director is Galina Raspopova. Galina has long background in shipping and has been working for Ventspils Port Authorities and Riga Shipping.

DHT Announces Co-CEOs

Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, (right) and Trygve P. Munthe (left). (Photo courtesy of DHT Holdings)

DHT Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Svein Moxnes Harfjeld and Trygve P. Munthe as co-CEOs of DHT. Munthe will no longer hold the position as President of DHT. Harfjeld and Munthe have been CEO and President of DHT respectively, since joining DHT in 2010. Chairman of the Board, Erik A. Lind commented, "Svein and Trygve have since they joined the company in 2010 for all practical purposes functioned as a management team of equals.

Coast Guard Awards Deepwater Contract Under New Management

According to reports, the Coast Guard has awarded the first contract under its new management structure for the Deepwater program. The Coast Guard said in June that it would assume overall management duties for the troubled project, which includes a wide range of ships, aircraft and other systems. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), the program's prime contractors through their Integrated Coast Guard Systems joint venture, were stripped of their lead systems integrator role. But the two contractors remain on deck to continue program work, through an extension of their umbrella contract. Now the Northrop-Lockheed team has finalized details on a $53m contract for a range of systems engineering and design work.

Coflexip Stena Offshore Modifies Its Management Structure

upon his suggestion, Daniel Valot, Chairman of the Board of Technip-Coflexip, was appointed, effective October 17,, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coflexip, providing him with the same powers as Pierre Marie Valentin. of Technip-Coflexip bylaws, which should occur early December 2001. effective best in class services and products for the development of offshore hydrocarbon fields worldwide. abandonment, the Group solutions in engineering, fabrication and installation are proposed on either an integrated or a segmented basis. expertise in moorings, pipeline-riser-umbilical systems and robotics. of subsea construction and installation vessels.

Rolls-Royce Appoints New President for Naval Marine Inc.

Rolls-Royce announced the appointment of Patrick Marolda as president of Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc. effective immediately. In this role, Marolda will develop and implement the North American business strategy for the Rolls-Royce Naval Marine business. He will be based at the Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc. headquarters in Walpole, Mass., with an additional office in Chantilly, Virginia, corporate headquarters for Rolls-Royce North America. He will report to James M. Guyette, President and CEO, Rolls-Royce North America as part of the North American management structure and receive business direction from David Price, managing director, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine. University in Washington DC.

Restructuring at Royal HaskoningDHV

Clockwise from top Craig Huntbatch,  Marije Hulshof, Anke Mastenbroek and Anton van der Sanden

International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has announced a simplified organisation and management structure. As of 1 January 2016 the company has consolidated its activities into four Business Lines and four regions, enabling closer collaboration and faster decision-making. Chairman of the Board Erik Oostwegel said: “Our clients operate in an increasingly volatile and complex environment and simplifying our internal structure helps us to serve them with even better, future-proof and integrated consultancy services.

Europe’s GALILEO Project Lifts Off

The European Commission adopted a communication on progress on the GALILEO program. Less than two years after the launch of the project in March 2002 and less than six months after the actual setting up of the GALILEO joint undertaking, the Commission was keen to inform Parliament and the Council of progress achieved in the development phase of the project. Among other things, the communication covers the ordering of the first two experimental satellites, the cooperation agreement with China and the procedure for designating the future concession holder for the system. «Everything is now in place to be able to move on to the deployment and operation phases in accordance with the planned deadlines, i.e.

ABS Americas Government Ops Changes

Craig Bone (Photos courtesy ABS)

Growing work in the government sector, particularly with the US Navy and the US Coast Guard has ABS responding with changes to its Government Operations office located in Washington, DC. Key staff appointments and additional project management resources have been dedicated to best manage the important and growing government work that comes not only from within the US but also from various navies and military organizations throughout the world. Craig Bone, Vice President Corporate Programs, is relocating to the class society’s Washington, DC office.

Volvo Penta Americas Strengthens Leadership Team

Volvo Penta announced three key appointments to the newly formed Volvo Penta Region Americas organizational structure. This organizational realignment brings together all of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean under a unified management structure. Customers, OEMs and dealers will see more direct and coordinated support within the Americas. The addition of the Latin America organization comes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. Julia Zelenock has been named director of marketing. She will be responsible for managing and implementing a strategic marketing plan that builds, promotes and communicates Volvo Penta’s brand, products and services in the marine and industrial market sectors.

Technip-Coflexip Announces New Management Structure

and a supervisory board. With Daniel Valot as Chairman, the management board consists of Thomas Ehret, Daniel Burling, Jean Deseillingny and Claire Giraut. Pierre Marie Valentin will serve as chairman and Michel Leveque will serve as vice chairman of the supervisory board. Roger Cairns, Miguel Caparros, Jean-Pierre capron, Jacques deyirmendjian, Jean-Pierre Lamoure, Claude Mandil, Roger Milgrim, Rolf-Erik Rolfsen, Pierre Vaillaud and Bruno Weymuller will serve as members of the supervisory board. Shareholders also authorized the Management Board of Technip-Coflexip to buy and sell up to 10 percent of its share capital (2,665,962 shares) at a maximum of $136 per share and a minimum price of $82 per share.

MLL Aligns Management Structure

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has announced a realignment of its Senior Management Team structure to serve clients and grow its position in target markets. William J. (Bill) Kenwell will assume the title of Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for leading commercial activities and relationships with key government agencies. Reporting to Kenwell will be MLL’s U.S.-flag Liner and Integrated Defense Logistics business units as well as all Marketing and Proposal activities. Kenwell will report to MLL’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Reinhart. All of MLL’s maritime-related business units will transfer reporting to Steve Carmel, Senior Vice President, Maritime Services.

Norden Shuffles Executive Management Team

Norden CEO Jan Rindbo (Photo: Carsten Lundager)

Danish dry cargo and tanker shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S informs it has combined a number of management functions in order to reduce its executive management team from five to three members. “With the changes we are consolidating a number of functions creating a more streamlined organization,” Norden CEO Jan Rindbo stated in a press release. Effective immediately, Norden’s new plan sees the executive management team trimmed down to CEO Jan Rindbo, CFO Martin Badsted and executive vice president Ejner Kiel Bonderup.

MOL Starts Safety Campaign

Photo courtesy Image Line Communications

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) announced the start of the Safety Campaign for all its operated vessels effective October 1, 2009. During the campaign, the company will concentrate on exchange of opinions between onshore and seagoing personnel regarding MOL’s approaches to safe operation, and measures to prevent the spread of the new influenza epidemic. This will increase mutual awareness of safe operation at sea and on land to further reinforce the MOL Group’s safe operation structure. The campaign will run one month from October 1 to 31, 2009.

Prosafe Taps Andresen as CEO

Photo: © Prosafe

Semi-submersible accommodation vessels owner and operator Prosafe has made several changes to its management team. Jesper Kragh Andresen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Stig H. Christiansen as Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Prosafe Management AS. Georgina Georgiou will continue as General Manager of the parent company Prosafe SE. From 2012 and until recently, Andresen was CEO in Axis Offshore. Prior to this he was President of Lauritzen Offshore and Managing Director of J. Lauritzen Singapore.

Stolt-Nielsen Makes Management Changes

Stolt-Nielsen has announced organizational and management changes at the company's Transportation Group. Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, Chairman of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Effective immediately, the Board of Directors of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. has elected James B. Hurlock, 69, as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group. Mr. Hurlock currently serves as a Director of Stolt Offshore S.A. He succeeds Reginald J. R. Lee, who will serve as an advisor to the company until his planned retirement at the end of 2003. "We are pleased that Jim has agreed to take on this task," said Mr. Stolt-Nielsen. "His credentials, integrity and character are of the highest order. Stolt-Nielsen S.A.

Fotland Named COO at Odfjell

Harald Fotland (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell SE has appointed Harald Fotland as chief operations officer (COO), effective January 5, 2018. The Norwegian tanker shipping firm said it is introducing a COO function to ensure full integration between ship management and commercial operations. “With the new structure, Odfjell Tankers will have common and aligned goals across all functions relating to chemical tankers,” the company said. Fotland joined Odfjell as chief of staff in 2010, and in 2015 was appointed senior vice president of Odfjell Tankers.

Lloyd’s Register Americas Announces New Management Structure

Lloyd’s Register Americas, Inc. has strengthened its marine business organization to enhance the support it provides to clients throughout North and South America. With approximately 200 employees and a growing presence in the Americas, the strategically aligned management structure will help Lloyd’s Register sharpen its focus on client relationships and better facilitate the services it provides. Tim Protheroe has been appointed Senior Vice President - Americas Marine Business. He will have full executive responsibility for marine activities in the Americas and for implementing Lloyd’s Register’s global marine strategies in the region.

Volvo Penta Region Americas Strengthens Leadership

Volvo Penta announce key appointments to its newly-formed Volvo Penta Region Americas organizational structure. The company's organizational realignment brings together all of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean under a unified management structure. Customers, OEMs and dealers will see more direct and coordinated support within the Americas. The addition of the Latin America organization comes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. Julia Zelenock has been named director of marketing. She will be responsible for managing and implementing a strategic marketing plan that builds, promotes and communicates Volvo Penta’s brand, products and services in the marine and industrial market sectors.

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