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Featured People — September 2016 Issue

Rienk De Vries
Rienk De Vries
Ross Stevens
Ross Stevens
Rienk De Vries has been named chief commercial officer of N-Sea. De Vries has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. He will help ensure the identification and pursuit of market opportunities for N-Sea to remain resilient in a competitive marketplace.

Ross Stevens has been appointed managing director of Fugro GeoServices Ltd. Stevens is a chartered civil engineer with experience in managing global marine site investigations in oil and gas and the renewables market. He takes over for Marcus Rampley, who has had an illustrious 37-year career in geotechnics.

The Nautical Institute elected Capt. David “Duke” Snider as president. He will continue working in the industry to promote the improvement of usability of shipboard equipment by including seafarers in the human-centered design of systems and equipment.

WFS Technologies has appointed Christopher Curran as a project director for the Americas region. Recently retired from BP, Curran brings more than 30 years’ experience and will apply that to Seatooth products and technology.

Sheila McClain, recently appointed managing director of Braemar Engineering, announced her new management team: Andy Bright, director, marine projects; Constantyn Gieskes, director, onshore projects; Kyle Eddings, director, DP and offshore projects; and Alexander Harsema, director, business development. The restructuring hopes to increase project efficiency, improve quality and inspire employees.

Gibbs & Cox Inc. has appointed Chris Deegan president and CEO. Deegan has more than 28 years’ experience with the U.S. Navy’s acquisition and cost engineering communities and nuclear submarine and combat systems programs. He will replace Rick Biben, who is retiring.

Paul Ashton has joined iMarine Software as director. Ashton will be responsible for continuing software development of the company’s range of software applications, including SeaProc, a cloud-based maritime e-procurement solution.

Klein Marine Systems has named Giuseppe Di Stefano as director of sales and marketing. Di Stefano brings a broad range of international business development experience, having been in various roles of leading global product development teams within Europe, Asia and the United States.

Graham Brown has been named sales and marketing director for Sonardyne. Brown will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategies across the company, including oil and gas, ocean science, defense and maritime security market sectors.


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