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Woods Hole Hires New Vice President of Research
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the deputy director
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International Diving Industry Forum Established to Minimize Risks
The International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF) has been established by three key industry stakeholders: the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA);
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Phoenix Promotes Jon Regh to Houston Area Manager
Phoenix International Holdings Inc. promoted Jon Regh to area manager of its Houston, Texas location. In his new role, Regh
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KVH Videotel Hires Jason Baretto As European Sales Manager
Following news of the promotion of Raal Harris to managing director at KVH Videotel earlier in the year, the company
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Kongsberg Digital Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation Tone-Merete Hansen has been added to the list of Norway’s 50 most powerful tech women. The Norwegian trade association Abelia and the ODA network for women in tech emphasized her leadership in the digital transformation of training tools for the maritime industry.

ROVOP has appointed Lee Wilson as head of technology. Lee will establish a detailed vision for ROVOP and lead the company’s technology development, as well as all business applications and IT aspects. Lee has an extensive engineering background in subsea robotics. He joins the company from Subsea 7 where, as ROV and autonomy program manager, he led several remote technology programs, including the development of a state-of-the-art autonomous inspection vehicle.

Addleshaw Goddard hired Ton van den Bosch to join the firm’s Singapore office. He joins from Ince & Co, where he was counsel and headed its global terminals and maritime infrastructure practice and its energy and projects team in Asia.

Sensor Technology Ltd. hired Geoff MacIntyre as head of business development. MacIntyre has almost 20 years of experience in the ocean technology industry, most recently with Sea-Bird Scientific and Satlantic Inc.

Qassim Abdullah, Ph.D., CP, PLS, received the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize his service in advancing the science of remote sensing, photogrammetry and related disciplines. He is a chief scientist and senior associate at Woolpert.

The Marine Technology Society appointed Kathleen Herndon as executive director. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and a Monroe Scholar, Herndon earned a Ph.D. in psychological research and program evaluation from Walden University. She has also served as managing editor of multiple trade publications. With an extensive background in research and program evaluation, as well as more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Herndon is committed to promoting MTS as the leading authority and advocate for marine technology and resources, while promoting member success and public understanding. MTS is uniquely positioned to foster cooperation between ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators.

Applied Acoustic Engineering hired Hollie Moran as sales manager for the EMEA region. Moran will focus on expanding sales of USBL positioning and tracking systems and sub-bottom profiling equipment, and support the distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Høglund Marine Solutions hired JJ Ha as managing director for Korea, to be based in Høglund’s Busan office. He is responsible for driving the adoption of LNG and electric hybrid propulsion. Ha joins Høglund from MTS Cooperation, where he was managing director. Prior to that, he was sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine Korea.






Planet Ocean Ltd. hired Aaron Clark as a technical scientific sales engineer based at its Camberley headquarters. Clark graduated from the University of Portsmouth with honors in marine biology and qualified as one of the youngest scuba divers in the U.K.

Carl Mancuso joined Teledyne Marine as the director of product line management for Teledyne Benthos. Teledyne Oceanscience promoted Shannon Searing to inside sales and customer support manager for the SeaBotix and Oceanscience divisions of the Teledyne Marine-Vehicles group.

Once an elite amateur golfer who played for Denmark’s national team, Michael Behrens has been hired as the new chief commercial officer for MacArtney Underwater Technology at its Esbjerg, Denmark headquarters.

Mote Marine Laboratory hired Dr. Cynthia Heil as director of its new Red Tide Institute, focused on studying Florida red tide mitigation and control technologies for coastal communities affected by challenging harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Chesapeake Technology Inc. appointed Harold Orlinsky as general manager. He began his career as a NOAA Corps officer and spent 25 years in the hydrographic field, most recently as GM of HYPACK.

The Navy League of the United States named retired 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael D. Stevens as its executive director. Beginning his career at the Aviation Structural Mechanic Apprentice School in Millington, Tennessee, Stevens spent 33 years in the U.S. Navy.

Andre Rose joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as technical adviser of competence and training, remote systems and ROV. Rose spent 18 years in the ROV industry, including as a pilot/technician, superintendent and ROV manager. He spent 19 years with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, working with rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.

Gardline appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as chief executive officer. He was previously CEO at Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), was on the executive management team and served as global offshore geotechnical director at Fugro N.V.