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Featured People — October 2012 Issue

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Barbeau
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Knotsenborg
Carole Barbeau started in August as the new president and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America (Montreal, Canada). She has experience in the renewable energy industry and will be responsible for managing the activities of the renewable energy consultancy on the continent. Previously, she was senior vice president of GL Garrad Hassan and CEO of the GL subsidiary Helimax.

Alex Van Knotsenborg was promoted to senior vice president of sales at Globe Wireless LLC (Palm Bay, Florida) in August. He is responsible for the overall management of the international direct sales force, and for increasing brand awareness and customer base. He has worked in the maritime industry since 1981 and has been with the company for 15 years, most recently as vice president of sales in Europe.

Calixto Deberaldini began in August as business development manager and strategy adviser at Fluke Engenharia Ltda. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He is responsible for new business development and sales, and developing customer accounts in Brazil and Latin America.

Adam Lesinski started in June as general manager for all operations at the Burnaby, Canada, location of OceanWorks International Inc. (Houston, Texas). He has held executive positions with Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce Canada and Velan.

Roger Hine, Liquid Robotics Inc.’s (Sunnyvale, California) co-founder and chief technology officer, was named a World Economic Forum technology pioneer for 2013 for his Wave Glider invention, the first autonomous marine robot designed to operate solely on wave and solar power.

NOAA Corps officer Michael S. Devany was promoted to rear admiral in July and named director of NOAA’s Marine and Aviation Operations Centers. He assumed command of the day-to-day operations of the 18 research ships and 11 aircraft in the agency’s fleet. In August, NOAA also promoted to RAdm. Gerd Glang, who has been named director of the NOAA Office of Coast Survey as well as U.S. chief hydrographer. He is responsible for the mapping and charting of U.S. coastal waters.

UTEC Survey Inc. (Houston, Texas) appointed Brendan Ryan as COO, to be based in Houston. He has 30 years in the oil and gas industry, holding various roles, including managing operations, sales strategy development, mergers and acquisitions.

Julian Rickards became technical sales advisor of Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd. (Great Yarmouth, England) in September. He has more than 15 years of experience in the industry with acoustic and inertial manufacturers.


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