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Featured People — April 2015 Issue

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Harold Orlinsky
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Matt Keith
HYPACK Inc. (Middletown, Connecticut) has appointed Harold Orlinsky as president and Vitad Pradith as a new member of the support team. Orlinsky joined the company in 2005 as hydrographer and has served as chief operating officer since 2008. Pradith will provide on-site trainings and system integration.

Matt Keith has been promoted to vice president and geoscience manager at Tesla Offshore LLC (Prairieville, Louisiana). Keith is experienced in marine remote-sensing data acquisition and analysis, and has accrued extensive experience surveying and excavating both submerged and terrestrial archaeological sites.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell named Abigail Ross Hopper as the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which manages the development of the United States’ conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Phil Ward has been appointed director of 2H Offshore’s (Houston, Texas) Aberdeen, Scotland, office. This new role reflects Ward’s experience and knowledge, and is a promotion from his current role as principal engineer. Ward will work alongside the existing management team.

Atlantic Offshore (Kystbasen Âgotnes, Norway) Rescue has appointed a new managing director for its U.K. division to lead the organization from its Aberdeen, Scotland, base. Matthew Gordon joined the company at the start of the year and replaced John Bryce.

QinetiQ North America (Waltham, Massachusetts) has appointed Jeff Yorsz as its new president. As president, Yorsz will oversee all aspects of strategy and operations. Yorsz holds several degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dan Sadler has been announced as the new regional sales manager for Cutwater Boats (Monroe, Washington). Sadler has 35 years of experience working in the marine industry and represents a mix of retail and wholesale expertise. Sadler spent the last 19 years as a regional sales manager at Boston Whaler.

Rhonda Marie Johnson of Port Alberni, Canada, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Port Alberni Port Authority for a term of three years. Johnson has lived and worked in Port Alberni since 2001, first as general manager of Batstar Adventure Tours, then as a lawyer since 2010.

Rodney Mckechnie as the managing director for Unique Hydra (Cape Town, South Africa). Mckechnie is a seasoned executive with experience in international Fortune 100 companies across various industrial sectors.


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