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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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NME Appoints New Managing Director

The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs, who began in the position 3 August. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen, who has led NME for over a decade and who now moves into a new role as Chief Project Officer. Henæs was selected as NME’s new managing director by the NME board after a rigorous selection process reviewed a number of highly qualified applicants. Henæs’ prior experience on the board of NME and with NME member companies Rapp Marine and Kongsberg Maritime, and his strength as a manager and organiser with a technical background, were cited as reasons for his selection.

New Managing Director at Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes has appointed Ron Nailer as the new managing director of Kelvin Hughes Ltd., succeeding Dr. Martin Jones, who has returned to the parent company - Smiths Group Plc head office - to pursue his responsibilities as director of Technology and Innovation of Smiths' Industrial Group. Nailer leaves his current post as divisional managing director for the Dowty aviation support and electronics distribution companies, which Smiths acquired via its merger with TI last year.

New Managing Director At Schottel

Dr. Detlef Reinsberg was elected the new managing director of Schottel GmbH & Co. in Spay/Rhine, Germany. Reinsberg, who began his career as a financial director with ABB in Manheim, and later with the Fresenius Group in Bad Homburg, will spearhead a group of companies whose main plant reached sales of $61.3 million in 1999.

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.

New Managing Director at Farstad

The Board of Farstad Shipping ASA has appointed Karl-Johan Bakken as new managing director in Farstad Shipping ASA.He will succeed Terje J.K. Andersen who will retire in May 06. Karl-Johan Bakken will, however, take up his new position from January 1, 2006. Karl-Johan Bakken, born in 1958, holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim (1984). He joined Farstad Shipping ASA with a 15 years experience from Ulstein/Rolls-Royce. He entered the position as COO in 1999.

Fratelli Cosulich Names Spiess Zurich Managing Director

Fratelli Cosulich has appointed a new managing director to take forward its Zurich-based cruise and ferry travel agency business, Cosulich Ltd. Stefan Spiess takes over as managing director from Detlev Bandi, who retires after 26 years with the travel agency. After receiving his diploma in economics in Baden and studying law in Fribourg, Spiess began work in tourism fifteen years ago. He has experience in the fields of tour operating, destination marketing, tourism writing and sales of tourism goods.

JHD Names New Managing Director

Jakob Hatteland Display (JHD) has named Tomm-Erik Johannessen, as managing director of its daughter company, Hatteland Technology. Johannessen, an IT professional with 15 years in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and managerial positions at high-profile Norwegian firms, including Scanmar AS, joined Hatteland Technology on 15th September 2006. As head of Hatteland Technology, Johannessen's responsibilities are focussed on expanding R&D for JHD's marine displays and computers.

Jacobsen Joins Green Reefers ASA

Trym Jacobsen has joined Green Reefers ASA as the company's new managing director, replacing Erik Thulin. Jacobsen has been employed with Green Reefers ASA since 1991 and is currently holding the position as CFO.

Sorensen MCP Managing Director, Americas

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP), wireless communications provider to the cruise industry, announced that it has appointed Fred Sorensen as its new Managing Director for the Americas. He succeeds Steinar Stromsvag who has been in charge of MCP’s Miami office since 2005.   Sorensen brings more than 18 years of sales and marketing experience to the role having previously worked as Vice President of Sales and Supply Chain Management at Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering’s Callenberg division and Senior Technical Buyer with Disney Cruise Line.   (www.mcp.com)

Hide Joins the Ulstein Group

Photo courtesy Ulstein Group

Gunnar H. Hide has been appointed as the new managing director of Ulstein Power & Control. Hide has a background from the maritime industry and has among others, worked as a manager in Acel, ABB, Stadt Automation, and IKM Group. Hide said that had his first job with Ulstein in 1980, at Ulstein Smevik in Herøy, where he was for three years and took his mechanical certificate. Hide is a graduate mechanical engineer from Horten Engineering School.

Savisaari New MD of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland

Jaakko Savisaari (56) was appointed new Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy, a subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a leading supplier of naval electronics. In previous positions, Savisaari has been an officer in the Finnish Navy, most recently as a military attaché in the USA. He succeeds Sami Sohlberg, who has joined CASSIDIAN in Finland.  

Transas Opens Office in India

Transas is opening a new office in Mumbai, India. By establishing the presence on the ground, Transas will be able to more effectively market its capabilities and target the growing opportunities in this strategically important region. By strengthening the presence in India, Transas will also expand into new market segments, like aviation, defence and edutainment. Transas India will continue to closely cooperate with the Company’s long-term Partner in the marine market Elcome Marine Services Pvt. Ltd. Shailendra Shukla will be the new Managing Director of Transas India. Mr. Shukla has been working in Transas since 2007 as a Managing Director of the company’s office in Dubai, UAE.

Kristensen to Head Ulstein Design and Solutions

Eva Kristensen (Photo: Ulstein)

Eva Kristensen will take the helm as the new managing director at Ulstein Design and Solutions AS starting in January 2016. Kristensen will also enter into the role as COO for the Design & Solutions business area, and be one of the executives in the group management of Ulstein Group ASA. Kristensen joins Ulstein from GE Oil & Gas Nordics, where she was managing director for five years. Prior to this, she was managing director for two companies in the Aker system. Kristensen holds an MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)…

Stratos Introduces Inmarsat XpressLink

Stratos Global, provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced the commercial availability of Inmarsat XpressLink from Stratos, its newest managed global broadband service for the maritime industry. Inmarsat XpressLink is the latest addition to Stratos’ maritime broadband portfolio. Inmarsat XpressLink from Stratos offers enhanced Ku-band coverage and bandwidth and leverages the global capabilities of FleetBroadband. Inmarsat XpressLink offers the only guaranteed upgrade path to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service. Global Xpress, which is expected to be commercially available in 2013, will deliver speeds of up to 50Mbps. The new Inmarsat XpressLink service includes a guaranteed free hardware upgrade to Global Xpress.

Cole Quits Beach Energy

Robert J. Cole, Managing Director

Beach Energy Ltd announced today that Robert Cole resigned as Managing Director of the company. Mr Cole will remain with Beach until 14 October 2015 to allow for an orderly transition. As announced on 19 August 2015 Mr Cole has been on leave to attend to family matters in Perth. with Beach in Adelaide. He has accordingly resigned. In the  circumstances the Board has waived what would otherwise have been notice requirements under Mr Cole’s employment agreement. The company will commence the process of replacing Mr Cole.

Langh Ship Elects New Managing Director

Laura Langh-Lagerlöf and Hans Langh (Photo: Langh Ship)

Oy Langh Ship Ab will receive a new managing director at the turn of the year, when the current managing director, Hans Langh, takes over as Chairman of the Board for the shipping company. Laura Langh-Lagerlöf has been elected as the company’s new managing director, effective January 1, 2015. The shipping company’s current Chairman of the Board, Tom Niemi (MSc Tech, chemical engineering), thanks Hans Langh for his more than 30 years of leadership with the company: “Hans has successfully steered the company through many storms.

Ekerot, Managing Director Beijer

Magnus Ekerot is the new Managing Director for Beijer Electronics Products AB as of Jan. 1. 2009. Conny Persson who held the post before him is retiring, leaving the company after 26 years. Magnus Ekerot joins Beijer Electronics from Axis Communications GmbH in Munich, Germany, where he held the position as Managing Director responsible for Middle and Central/Eastern Europe for the past five years. Before that he graduated from Lund and Edinburg University, got an MBA from Henley Management College, UK and a Ph.

Sundblad is MD, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

Par Sundblad  photo Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

Pär Sundblad becomes the new Managing Director of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. He joined the company in 2015 as a Business Development Manager. From November 1st 2016 he has taken over the role as Managing Director of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. Sundblad has 23 years of experience in both container and break bulk carriers. “Pär has a strong customer perspective and customer satisfaction is something that always comes first. Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics has a…

Changes in Swire Pacific's Top Deck

Ron Mathison

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) announces a change in leadership with the appointment of a new Managing Director in Singapore. Mr Ron Mathison has taken over the helm as the new Managing Director on Monday, 21st September 2015. Mr Mathison has also been appointed as Director of John Swire & Sons (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd, with effect from 1st August 2015. Mr Mathison embarked on his career with John Swire & Sons Limited (“Swire”) when he joined Cathay Pacific Airways in 1984 and has more than 30 years of experience within various divisions of the Swire Group.

Intertanko Names New Managing Director

Intertanko announced that Dr. Peter Swift (55) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Association after Mr. Dagfinn Lunde. He will take up his new position as from 1 February , 2001. development. Before joining Seascope Peter Swift had a 24-year career with the Shell Group where his last position was General Manager for Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. Ltd., responsible i.a. for Business Development, Portfolio Management, Globalization and Change Management. After pursuing an academic career as the Assistant Director for Marine Transport Economics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Peter Swift, who holds a Master of Science and a Ph.

New Commercial Director for Bibby Ship Management

Mark Robertshaw

Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd announced the appointment of Mark Robertshaw as its new Commercial Director, joining the business on September 23, 2013. His responsibilities will also include the role of new Managing Director for Bibby Ship Management’s Western Europe office, based in the Isle of Man. Mr. Robertshaw, a shipping and marine professional, is joining the business from Faststream Recruitment, where he set up its new Asian operation and took responsibility for sales performance for the region.

Mantel to Head New BMT Operating Company

Peter Mantel

BMT Group Ltd (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced a new commercial operating company which will focus on the provision of high value, innovative vessel performance management and decision support solutions for the maritime industry. BMT SMART Ltd. will draw on years of experience and knowledge from around the BMT group of companies to help accelerate the delivery of BMT’s SmartServices business line, and build a strong presence in the digital shipping markets.

New CEO at ShipNet

ShipNet named Tormod Haavi as its new Managing Director, succeeding Sven Erik Dølvik. Haavi will assume his new role from July 1, 2006. Haavi was ShipNet’s Commercial Director until the end of 2000. During the years since he left ShipNet, Haavi has worked as an independent management consultant. His projects, amongst others, have been related to business development, mergers and acquisitions on an international level. “ShipNet`s unique asset in the form of its global customer base and shipping competence, is a great basis, but without adapting to tomorrows technology and changes, is worth nothing, ” said Tormod Haavi. “Our job is to further build on this basis in order to maintain and further develop ShipNet`s leading market position.”

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