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Featured People — March 2012 Issue


Springsteel

Turner
Liquid Robotics Inc. (Sunnyvale, California) in February hired Steven R. Springsteel as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Springsteel has more than 25 years of experience in operational and financial management. He will be responsible for growing Liquid Robotics’ data services and expanding partnerships in the oil and gas, and defense industries.

Veripos (Aberdeen, Scotland) appointed in January Richard Turner as global business development manager. He previously ran commercial operations at Fugro Data Solutions and served seven years in the military as a Royal Marines commando and a surveyor for the Royal Navy.

Schilling Robotics LLC (Davis, California) appointed in October George Shirreffs as vice president of customer service. He has been with the company for 12 years and was most recently managing director of Schilling Robotics Ltd.

FutureShip (Hamburg, Germany) hired in January Khorshed Alam to head its new Singapore office. He previously spent 30 years at NOL Group, where he was last director of engineering, energy management, environment and research development.

Amsterdam RAI (Amsterdam, Netherlands) appointed in January Marieke Leenhouts as Aquatech product manager. She has been with the company since 2004, conducting public relations and communications.

Maria das Graças Silva Foster started as CEO of Petrobras (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) in February. She was previously the director of gas and energy at Petrobras and is the first woman to be appointed CEO of the company.

Nautronix (Aberdeen, Scotland) appointed in January Alessandra Bunel as business development manager for Brazil. She will work from Nautronix’s Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, office.

EFC Group (Aberdeen, Scotland) announced in February that it has hired Andy Powell as financial director. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance and the energy industry. He has previously worked for Lloyds Banking Group, Expro Group and PSN.

Jörg Brechtefeld started as general manager of L-3 ELAC Nautik (Kiel, Germany) in January. He was previously the head of naval affairs for Diehl Defence Holding. Brechtefeld has also worked for T-Systems and served in the German Navy from 1982 to 1986.

Fugro Chance Inc. (Leidschendam, Netherlands) promoted in January Glynn Rhinehart to president. He replaced Phil Stutes, who is the regional director of the survey division. Rhinehart has worked with Fugro for 17 years, and his last position at the company was president of John Chance Land Surveys Inc.

Offshore Installation Group (Singapore) appointed Steve Preston as CEO and John Smith as executive vice chairman. They were to begin the positions in March. Preston came from Heerema Marine Contractors, where he was executive vice president of commercial and technology for 12 years. Smith came from Clough, where he was CEO. He has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Cargotec (Helsinki, Finland) appointed in January Pasi Lehtonen as senior vice president of its offshore business segment. He has been with Cargotec since 1995, most recently as senior vice president of finance for marine business. Lehtonen will remain a member of Cargotec’s marine management group.

TWMA (Aberdeen, Scotland) appointed in November Rob O’Neill as sales director. He will expand business in the target markets of the Americas, Norway, Middle East and North Africa as well as new locations.

International Association of Drilling Contractors has elected new officers, including Daniel W. Rabun, president and CEO of Ensco plc, as chairman; and David W. Williams, chairman of the board, president and CEO at Noble Corp., as vice chairman.


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