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Stolt-Nielsen Announces Organizational Changes

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced organizational changes. • Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group will become two separate business units: Stolt Tankers & Terminals (ST&T) and Stolt Tank Containers (STC). The new structure will enable ST&T to continue to focus on the global operational synergies between the tankers and terminals businesses. STC will benefit from greater flexibility and focus to pursue its targeted growth strategy and markets worldwide. • Implementation of a single Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (SNSA) corporate shared services structure combining HR, IT and Finance under the SNSA umbrella to ensure the deployment of common standards and best practices Company-wide. Stolt Sea Farm's business will be unaffected, apart from benefiting from certain of the shared services organizational changes.

Coast Guard Reserve Master Chief to Report to Commandant

The U. S. Coast Guard announced an organizational change in which Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force Jeffrey Smith, its senior reserve enlisted advisor, will report directly to Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard. The reserve component’s chief enlisted policy adviser previously reported to the Coast Guard’s director of reserve and training. The Coast Guard disbanded traditional reserve units in the mid-1990s, assigning most reservists directly to commands where they work and train alongside active-duty Coast Guardsmen. This current organizational change will continue and enhance the integration of the Coast Guard’s active and reserve components.

Sea Star, American Shipping Realign Leadership

American Shipping Group, Inc. announced the following organizational changes:  Frank Peake will join the American Shipping Group (ASG) as Vice President, focusing on strategic planning for all ASG companies operating in the Puerto Rico and Alaskan markets. Steve Hastings has been appointed President of Sea Star Line. “These organizational changes will allow us to best utilize the skill sets of these two very talented gentlemen.” said Tim Engle, American Shipping Group Chairman. “Frank will be assisting me in shaping the future strategic vision of ASG. His background in strategic planning and his experience in both the Puerto Rico and Alaska markets, uniquely qualifies him for this new challenge.

Odfjell Announces Personnel Reductions

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In an announced effort to improve its financial results through a more competitive cost structure, Odfjell SE began a review of all aspects of its business model in May 2014 targeting organizational changes to increase competitiveness in the chemical tanker market. The company’s board has today approved a restructuring plan which, fully implemented, is estimated to improve the net result by in excess of $100 million on a yearly basis within 2016. The cost-saving initiatives are related to operating expenses…

Kvaerner Group Ceases Sale Of Kvaerner Masa-Yards

The Kvaerner Group has decided to stop the progress of the present sale of Kvaerner Masa-Yards. While Kvaerner's long-term business strategy is to leave the shipbuilding industry, Kvaerner will focus on upgrading the performance of the yard to increase profits. Organizational changes will include the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, and the current chief executive of Masa-Yards, Martin Sarrikangas is slated to retire.

Stolt-Nielsen Announces Organizational Changes

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq: SNSA; Oslo Stock Exchange: SNI), today announced organizational changes aimed at increasing both the Company's service capabilities to customers and its competitive advantage in the global marketplace for parcel tanker and related services. Otto H. Fritzner, SNTG's newly appointed chief executive officer, said: "The enhancements we are announcing today will increase the efficiency of our operations and enable SNTG to provide better service to its customers worldwide. headquarters. customers in the fast-growing EMEIA region. second-largest office after Rotterdam. headquarters in Rotterdam.

Rabago Takes the Helm of USCG Deepwater Program

Rear Adm. Ronald J. Rábago relieved Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore today as the program executive officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest recapitalization and modernization initiative, the $24 billion, 25-year Deepwater program. Blore is slated to become the next assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer of the Coast Guard. The shift in leadership at the acquisition directorate and Deepwater is the result of organizational changes ordered last year by Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard. “We are making significant and necessary changes to the entire Deepwater program,” said Rábago. The Deepwater program will soon combine with all other elements of the Coast Guard acquisition enterprise, to form a new acquisition directorate.

Ulstein Implements Organizational Changes

The management team in Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, from left Nick Wessels (Marketing & Sales Manager), Edwin van Leeuwen (Managing Director), Bram Lambregts (Deputy Managing Director), and Alwin Hendriks (Finance Manager

Naming and organizational changes are underway in the Ulstein Group companies in the Netherlands. As of August 1, 2015, the ship design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Design & Solutions BV (UDS BV), while the equipment company Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Equipment BV (UE BV). Edwin van Leeuwen and Gilbert Rezette enter positions as managing directors of the respective companies. Furthermore the holding company for the Ulstein…

MHI to Establish New Global Business Innovation Arm

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Effective October 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will implement changes to its Technology & Innovation Headquarters and Global Business Planning & Operations Headquarters. Topping the list of changes is the establishment of a new "Global Business Innovation Department" integrating the functions of the two headquarters. The organizational revamp is aimed at strengthening the business competitiveness of the MHI Group by reinforcing the intelligence functions and through enhancing support to business expansion and risk management.

Rune Olav Pedersen Takes Over Corporate Communications in PGS

PGS' General Counsel Rune Olav Pedersen's role is expanded to also include the following departments from Corporate communications; investor relations (IR), internal and external communications, corporate marketing and customer relations. He will now have the position General Counsel and SVP Communications and Marketing and will continue to report to CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen. Bård Stenberg is appointed VP Corporate Communications, responsible for IR, external and internal communications and will report to Rune Olav Pedersen. These organizational changes have been made following Tore D. Langballe announcing he will be leaving PGS to take a position as SVP Corporate Communications and IR, and Chief of Staff in Akastor ASA, an Aker-owned company.

Stolt-Nielsen Names Feringa as President of Stolt Tankers and Terminals

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. said that Hans Feringa has been appointed President of Stolt Tankers & Terminals as pf December 1, 2007. Hans Feringa will succeed Otto Fritzner, who will be retiring, as planned, from the Company at the end of the year. Feringa has been Managing Director of Tanker Trading at Stolt Parcel Tankers Division since 2003. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Stolthaven Terminals Division (2000 to 2003) and Asia Pacific Regional Director, Stolthaven Terminals Division (1996 to 2000). Before joining Stolt-Nielsen S.A. in 1996, he was Commercial Director of Van Ommeren's Tank Terminal at Botlek, Rotterdam. He gained an MBA in 1987 from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University prior to joining Van Ommeren.

Feringa Named President of Stolt Tankers & Terminals

Stolt-Nielsen announced that Hans Feringa has been appointed President of Stolt Tankers & Terminals as of December 1, 2007. Hans Feringa will succeed Otto Fritzner, who will be retiring, as planned, from the Company at the end of the year. Hans Feringa has been Managing Director of Tanker Trading at Stolt Parcel Tankers Division since 2003. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Stolthaven Terminals Division (2000 to 2003) and Asia Pacific Regional Director, Stolthaven Terminals Division (1996 to 2000). Before joining Stolt-Nielsen S.A. in 1996, he was Commercial Director of Van Ommeren's Tank Terminal at Botlek, Rotterdam. He gained an MBA in 1987 from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University prior to joining Van Ommeren.

HB Rentals Names Johnston Regional Sale Manager

Colin Johnston, Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Offshore & onshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Colin Johnston Southeast Regional Sales Manager, announced Vice President of US Land, Troy Roussel. Operating out of Oklahoma, Johnston will lead the sales teams in Oklahoma, Arkansas; and Decatur, Texas. With recent organizational changes in the South business unit, Johnston has accepted the appointment to assist the division y giving much needed direction and stability to the sales team in the Southeast region.

Little Named President at Greatland Laser

Greatland Laser CEO, Kim Erickson, announced that Andy Little has joined the company as its new President. “We welcome Andy’s experience and leadership to Greatland Laser,” Erickson said. “In his role as President, he will be responsible for driving revenue growth, enhancing marketing and setting strategic direction for 2015 and beyond.” Little brings more than 20 years of technology and business consulting experience, most recently with Acquity Group (now part of Accenture), where he led business transformation, organizational change and digital strategy projects for a range of industries. Prior to consulting, Little began his career as an engineer with Bell Laboratories. greatlandlaser.com  

SHIPPINGInsight Extends Early-bird Discount Rate

The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference today announced that the deadline for Early-Bird registration has been extended. The discount offer expires at midnight, September 13. The conference will take place Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, in Stamford, Conn. Attendees registering prior to the early-ird deadline will receive $200 off the full conference registration fee. “We have assembled a distinguished lineup of moderators, speakers and panelists for this year’s conference, including senior executives from 17 major shipping companies, as well as experts from classification societies, shipyards…

Organizational Changes at Shell

and Production Africa Limited (SEPA) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) (together hereinafter referred to as "Shell") announced the intent to improve efficiency and reduce costs, taking advantage of synergies between companies and eliminating duplication, under a project called 'One Shell'. Under One Shell, there will, for example, be one Production organization, one Development organization, one Projects organization, in addition to the sharing of support services. SEPA, SPDC and SNEPCO will continue to discharge all of their respective corporate and contractual obligations as fully functioning separate legal entities. Management of the business affairs of the companies will remain vested in their respective Boards.

Dan-Bunkering Restructures for Expansion

Mikkel Søholm Vestergaard

Bunker trading company A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. introduced a new organizational structure effective August 1, 2014. The company said the move was made to maintain its position, continue expansion in the marketplace and to accommodate a newly implemented strategy. “We must secure our position in the Asian region and look for further opportunities in this for us very important region. In order to achieve this, Managing Director of Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Morten Tranberg Mortensen…

Port Commissioner Lowell Hellervik

PDI Personnel Decisions International, Minneapolis, Minn., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Lowell Hellervik, Ph.D., was in April 2007 appointed a Duluth Seaway Port Authority Commissioner by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. He succeeds Thomas E. Cashman, who was appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura in February 2001. Cashman, a native of Mankato, is president of Feed Service Company, Inc., and executive vice president of the Northwest Agri-Dealers Association, both of Mankato. Hellervik began his career at PDI in 1967, was named President in 1975, and became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1989. A professional Industrial/Organizational Psychologist…

Aker Solutions Makes Management Changes

Aker Solutions announced organizational changes in its Subsea and Products & Technologies business areas. It also announced changes in the company's executive management team. The changes involve an integration of Aker Marine Contractors, Aker Well Service and Aker Geo into the Subsea business area. In combination with our ownership and cooperation with Aker Oilfield Services, the new structure will also leverage our well intervention services offering. Until now these business units have been part of the Products & Technologies business area. In addition the drilling riser business will be transferred from Subsea to the Products & Technologies business area to further strengthen our drilling solutions.

Gallaudet Relieves Brown at Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Rear Adm. Timothy C. Gallaudet relieved Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown  as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM) in a traditional change of command ceremony held June 18 at Stennis Space Center. Gallaudet was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) just prior to the ceremony. Brown said he felt “blessed and lucky” to have worked with the Navy’s military and civilian oceanography workforce to perform a mission so critical to the warfighting effectiveness and readiness of the fleet and joint force despite personal hardships…

Maersk Line Shifts Asia HQ from Singapore to Hong Kong

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As part of the organisational changes announced last year, Maersk Line has shifted its Asia head office to Hong Kong from Singapore, reducing the number of regional offices to seven from eight. Maersk's two Asia regions, Asia Pacific and North Asia  (China, Korea and Japan), have now become one. Prior to this merger, Hong Kong has already served as its North Asia headquarters since 2008. Following the merger, Maersk's Singapore operations will become a country cluster office that will oversee its Southeast Asian operations…

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization 2013 Scheduled for October

The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Conferences have announced that the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference will take place Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. In its second year following a successful inaugural launch, SHIPPINGInsight 2013 returns to the Sheraton Stamford Hotel with a number of important changes: more engaging panel sessions moderated by shipowners, more case studies, tabletop exhibits, and networking opportunities. “We listened to our delegates’ feedback and are confident that this year’s conference will be better than the last in terms of content and return on investment,” said Frank Soccoli, co-producer, SHIPPINGInsight. The final agenda and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fleet Optimization Conference Set for October in Stamford, CT

Second SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Scheduled for October 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Conferences have announced that the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference will take place Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. In its second year following a successful inaugural launch, SHIPPINGInsight 2013 returns to the Sheraton Stamford Hotel with a number of important changes: more engaging panel sessions moderated by shipowners, more case studies, tabletop exhibits, and networking opportunities.

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