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09 Jul 2024

Kevin Humphreys Named CEO of Attender

Kevin Humphreys (Photo: Attender)

Maritime strategist and investor Kevin Humphreys is expanding his role at Attender—an AI technology company specializing in maritime and offshore procurement—from investor and strategic advisor to the board, to its new chief executive officer.Humphreys brings to the role 35 years of marine and offshore experience, having previously served as president of Lloyd's Register North America and general manager of market innovation at Wartsila."The maritime and offshore industries are ripe for technology solutions that improve shareholder value by disrupting legacy processes," Humphreys said.

01 Jul 2024

Hanwha Ocean Names New Head of Offshore Engineering

Bram Van Cann (Photo: Hanwha Ocean)

Hanwha Ocean announced it has hired Bram Van Cann as its new head of engineering for its offshore business.Bram brings to the role extensive expertise in the offshore and renewable energy sectors, with more than two decades of experience at SBM Offshore, ENGIE and Ocean Winds.

27 Jun 2024

Mack Boring Promotes Elisa Brady

Elisa Brady (Photo: Mack Boring & Parts Co.)

Somerset, N.J. based Mack Boring & Parts Co. announced it has promoted Elisa Brady to the role of Dealer Manager of Mack Sustainable Energy, the company’s newest division.Brady joined Mack Boring three years ago in the role of Sales Administrator and served most recently as Senior Account Manager, where she developed close ties with dealers and made full use of her skills in business development. In her new position, she will manage and expand the dealer network for Mack Sustainable Energy throughout Mack Boring’s operational territory.

12 Jun 2024

Weathernews Names Craig West European CEO

Craig West (Photo :Weathernews)

Weathernews Inc. announced it has appointed Craig West as its new European CEO, effective immediately. West will join the company's Executive Leadership Team, bringing experience from the cloud, data, analytics and AI industries."Leading Weathernews in Europe is an incredible opportunity," West said. "Our unique value proposition, serving millions with real-time weather information and critical decision-support analytics, positions us at the forefront of innovation across mission-critical industries.

11 Jun 2024

Hempel Names Barriau Chief Technology Officer

Emilie Barriau (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel announced it has hired Emilie Barriau as Chief Technology Officer, a new position in the Executive Group Management, bringing a dedicated focus on innovation. The new Technology Executive Vice President area comprises R&D, Procurement and Sustainability to serve as mutually reinforcing powerhouses of innovation.Barriau is an internationally experienced senior innovation executive who spent 15 years with Henkel Adhesives Technologies, serving Transport, Metals and Electronics industries in various global roles.

21 May 2024

Birdon Names Albertson Maritime Executive GM

Mark Albertson (Photo: Birdon Group)

Australia-based Birdon Group announced it has appointed Mark Albertson as its new Executive General Manager of Maritime, effective from July 1, 2024.Albertson brings to the role experience and expertise from the defense and heavy industries sectors, having most recently served as Executive Manager Operations, at the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) in Henderson, Perth. With a career that began in the Royal Australian Navy in Aviation Maintenance Engineering, Albertson has since made significant contributions to the mining and utilities sector.

17 May 2024

Apprenticeship Programs Are Key to the Future of Marine Welding

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Uncle Sam wants you — to choose a career in welding. The chronic shortage of qualified welders has been well documented. The American Welding Society (AWS) even created a website — — so that industry and the media could share accurate data. Currently, the U.S. needs 330,000 new welding professionals by 2028.While some may shrug at the shortage of welders in the offshore, marine and civil fabrication industries, the need for welders to shore up the U.S.

02 May 2024

Engines, Inc. Names Hughes Managing Director

David Hughes (Photo: engines, inc.)

engines, inc., a Jonesboro, Ark. based distributor of diesel engines and generator sets, has hired David Hughes as its new managing director. Hughes is an industry veteran with expertise in marine diesel product management, having most recently served as sales manager for marine products at Scania USA. He has also held leadership positions at distributors such as Superior Diesel and Hamilton Power Solutions."I'm excited for the opportunity to join the team at engines, inc. They've been a successful and well-respected engine distributor and supplier to the marine market since 1979…

19 Apr 2024

Simulators Track our Changing Relationship with Technology

Kongsberg Digital has integrated NORBIT’s oil spill detection system with its K-Pos DP system for simu-lation-based training of offshore professionals at Equinor.
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Simulation-based training has its whole-of-ship/whole-of-team scenarios, but zooming in, the industry is now working on more specific targets.We have a close relationship with technology, evidenced by, for example, the phones we are estimated to unlock around 50-80 times a day. It has changed us. Half the people surveyed in a 2022 King’s College London study said that they feel like their attention span is shorter than it used to be. They are wrong, though, if they think that the average attention span of adults today is just eight seconds, one second less than goldfish.

04 Apr 2024

Mack Boring Promotes Ponnwitz to Lead New Sustainable Energy Division

Christopher Ponnwitz (Photo: Mack Boring & Parts Co.)

Somerset, N.J. based Mack Boring & Parts Co. has promoted Christopher Ponnwitz to the role of Chief Commercial Officer of Mack Sustainable Energy, a new division for the company.“I am very happy to announce that Chris has moved into this new role, where he will be leading our efforts to further expand and grow the electric marine market, particularly with the ePropulsion product line,” said Patrick McGovern, President and CEO of Mack Boring. “Chris has been an exemplary leader for our company, and he’s a fast learner who has been working relentlessly to promote electric propulsion.

13 Mar 2024

SCHOTTEL Names Roland Schwandt Deputy CEO

Roland Schwandt (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL GmbH announced it has appointed Roland Schwandt as Deputy CEO with effect from January 1, 2024.Schwandt joined SCHOTTEL in 2000 as a graduate naval architect, starting his career as a project and sales manager  in various SCHOTTEL sales segments. After briefly managing the Tug & Offshore Energy segment, in 2018 he was entrusted with the responsibility for the global sales activities of SCHOTTEL GmbH and its now 14 subsidiaries as Vice President Sales.Alongside his role at SCHOTTEL…

11 Mar 2024

US FMC Names Usman Chief Information Officer

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Mohammad “Ali” Usman has been hired as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service.Usman will serve as director in all areas of information technology (IT) and as the primary IT technical advisor to the Managing Director.He assumes his new duties effective immediately.“Well functioning, publicly accessible, and secured information systems are vital to being able to meet the mission of a government agency in the 21st Century. Mr.

07 Mar 2024

S&B Names Sipes CEO

Jeff Sipes (Photo: S&B)

Jeffrey G. Sipes has been named chief executive officer at engineering and construction firm S&B, parent company to naval architecture and marine engineering firm TAI Engineers.“S&B has a remarkable record of growth and success over the past sixty years, and we look forward to decades of further success. The markets we serve are changing, creating new opportunities for growth. Jeff is the leader who can successfully guide the company to capitalize on these opportunities. He brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of both S&B’s markets and the company’s distinctive capabilities…

06 Mar 2024

AME Hires Paul Savage as Operations Manager

Paul Savage (Photo: AME)

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. based maritime and industrial mechanical service repair specialist Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) announced it has appointed Paul Savage as its new Operations Manager.With over 30 years of leadership and project management experience, Savage joins the AME management team from Veolia North America, where he served as Vice President, managing complex industrial and government contracts. At Veolia, Savage was at the helm of commercial, state, and federal contracts…

05 Mar 2024

Ramping up Warship Production, Shipbuilder to Add 1000 Jobs

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Babcock International Group (Babcock) is creating more than 1,000 new jobs at its large-scale, advanced manufacturing and shipbuilding facility in Rosyth.The new job opportunities will include 400 apprenticeships, 350 production support operatives, skilled engineers, tradespeople, and graduates to support programs like the Type 31 frigate design and build."Attracting and retaining talent is essential to the future success of our business and directly benefits the local communities in which we operate," said David Lockwood, Chief Executive, Babcock International Group.

07 Feb 2024

TAI Engineers Names Kalla Director of Production Design

Amer Kalla (Photo: TAI Engineers)

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm TAI Engineers, owned by S&B, announced it has appointed Amer Kalla as director of production design, based in Houston."We are excited to have Amer Kalla join the TAI team. His wealth of experience and expertise will play a crucial role in advancing our production design capabilities and contributing to the success of our projects,” said Kris Karri, senior vice president of operations and chief engineer at TAI Engineers. “Kalla will be responsible for TAI’s global production design team in the U.S.

01 Feb 2024

Aker Arctic Names Mika Hovilainen Interim CEO

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Aker Arctic, a Finnish engineering company specializing in the development of ice-going vessels, on Thursday announced it has appointed Mika Hovilainen as interim managing director and CEO following the departure of longtime CEO Reko-Antti Suojanen.Suojanen, who spent 19 years at Aker Arctic, including 10 as CEO, announced in December he would depart the company to explore new opportunities elsewhere.“I will pass the helm to Mika Hovilainen with good confidence. Mika has been working for a long time at Aker Arctic and has been leading our Ship Design activities…

30 Jan 2024

Seçkin Uz Named Managing Director at elkon

Seçkin Uz (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

In addition to his present and continuing role as managing director of SCHOTTEL Turkey, Seçkin Uz has been appointed managing director of SCHOTTEL’s sister company elkon.In his new position at elkon, Seçkin Uz will be dedicated to utilizing various synergies between propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL and electrical system integrator elkon. At the same time, he aims to strengthen elkon’s international growth and business development in the global maritime industry.Seçkin Uz succeeds ErtuÄź YaĹźar, who held this position for nine years.

29 Jan 2024

Mark Exeter Joins Kraken Technology Group as COO

Mark Exeter (Photo: Kraken Technology Group)

U.K. based Kraken Technology Group announced it has appointed Mark Exeter as its new chief operating officer.Exeter joins Kraken from L3Harris where he was managing director of their U.K.-based autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) division. With a 30-year career in engineering and technology-led businesses, and 16 of those leading multi-disciplinary teams in maritime robotics, Exeter’s appointment as COO will be a significant catalyst and force-multiplier for Kraken’s operational capabilities…

29 Jan 2024

New Marine Radar Training Software Launched

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U.K.-based Cambridge Pixel has unveiled a new software package to aid in the instruction and learning of the proper usage of maritime radars.SPx Radar Trainer is designed to make it easier for students to familiarize themselves with radar controls by providing a modern simulation of a typical radar display, supported by chart and 3D environment views. It includes custom scenario creation for instructors and runs in a browser window for ease-of-use.Developed by Cambridge Pixel…

19 Jan 2024

Leichtfried Named Head of Danfoss Drives in N. America

Hannes Leichtfried (Photo: Danfoss)

Danfoss Drives announced that Hannes Leichtfried has been appointed head of sales and marketing for the Drives business segment in North America.Leichtfried, an Austrian native, brings to the role nearly 30 years of experience at Danfoss in Austria and Germany. He began his career at Danfoss in 1994 as a technical support engineer, then moved into sales and marketing roles. He was most recently the head of sales and marketing for Danfoss Drives in the Central European region.

28 Dec 2023

Bristol Harbor Group Promotes Eling

Daniel P. Eling (Photo: BHGI)

Bristol, R.I. based naval architecture and marine engineering form Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced it has promoted a member of its team, Daniel P. Eling, P.E., to a managerial position.Eling, a senior naval architect with six years of experience at the firm, has been promoted to the role of engineering manager.Eling holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Rhode Island.

12 Dec 2023

Interview: Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä

Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä. Image courtesy Wärtsilä

As maritime faces transcendent changes in terms of decarbonization and automation, Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä, discusses how this Finnish maritime technology powerhouse is investing in the technologies and facilities that will drive the maritime industry for the coming generation, including insights on its unique arrangement for a future fuel engine testbed onboard Wasaline’s MS Aurora Botnia.To start off, can you give a scope of the Wärtsilä R&D investment?We invest heavily in research and development, about 4.1% of our annual turnover.