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Featured People — April 2016 Issue

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Janelle Pence
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Dr. Kirsi Tikka
Janelle Pence has joined Seatronics Ltd. as vice president of the U.S. region. Pence will be responsible for managing and developing business with a particular focus on developing long-term partnerships with the ROV and survey community in the Gulf of Mexico.


ABS has promoted Dr. Kirsi Tikka as executive vice president of the Global Marine division. Tikka will align ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical needs and requirements. Rick Pride will replace Tikka as division president of Europe and Africa with responsibility of day-to-day operations.


KB Sales, spearheaded by partners Gene Kramer and Pete Barnable, has been added to the sales team at Mathey Dearman. KB Sales will be covering New York, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The company has more than 20 years’ experience working with national accounts specializing in welding, construction, utility industrial and safety markets.


Kongsberg Maritime announced Egil Haugsdal as president. He replaces Geir Håøy, who will take over as CEO in June. Haugsdal has more than 30 years’ experience, with 20 of those at Kongsberg.


Marcia McNutt has been elected the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. She succeeds Ralph J. Cicerone, who just completed his second term as president, the maximum allowed by the Academy. McNutt has worked at MIT and was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013.


Phoenix International has appointed Jack Herbert as commercial operations sales manager. His responsibilities will include executing Phoenix commercial sales objectives, increasing market share, and leading an aggressive commercial marketing and sales program.


Braemer Howells announced that Zäl Rustom has been appointed managing director. Rustom has more than 30 years’ experience in incident response and has worked in the international oil and gas and transport sectors. He replaces Simon Rickaby after nearly 30 years of service as managing director.


Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. (CTG) welcomed Stephanie Lavelle and Loren Hiller as marine sales managers. Lavelle brings more than six years’ experience as a marine biologist. Hiller brings business development and customer support experience that was gained working for a leading London seminar and training provider. Both will specialize in developing CTG’s maritime business areas.


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