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Featured People — October 2014 Issue

Photo of Ms. Lisa Flint
Flint
Photo of Mr. Ross Lowdon
Lowdon
Survivex (Aberdeen, Scotland), a provider of offshore survival training and safety skills, announced Lisa Flint as human resources director. Flint, who previously held the role of human resources manager since the companyís formation in 2011, has more than 15 years of experience and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section has appointed Ross Lowdon as chairman. He takes over from Anthony Onukwu and will hold the chairmanship until September 2015. Beginning his career as a hydrographic surveyor, Lowdon has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

In September, Dr. Marty Riche, research professor, joined FAU Harbor Branch (Fort Pierce, Florida). Riche was recently a researcher at the USDA Stuttgart National Aquaculture Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. His research areas are aquaculture nutrition and physiology and feed development.

David Loeschner has been promoted to director of sales and marketing for Thrustmaster (Houston, Texas). With more than 20 years of corporate and sales management experience, Loeschner has helped several companies increase revenue and profitability. He received a masterís in business administration from Webster University.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the appointment of Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, to serve as special advisor on Arctic science and policy. Ulmer will assume an expanded advisory role with the State Department.

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (Mountain View, California) welcomed David Finlayson as chief scientist. Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with co-founder and CTO, John Gann, to optimize algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases.

Ernest Companion will be joining the Ellicott Dredge Technologies (New Richmond, Wisconsin) team as the sales and marketing manager for the LWT and Mud Cat product lines.

Kaitlyn Rhue is the newest addition to the sales and marketing team at Hydroid Inc. (Pocasset, Massachusetts). Rhue will help to align the company for future growth and expand its presence in the marine robotics market.

The board of directors of Horizon Lines Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) has elected Steven L. Rubin to serve as president and chief executive officer. Rubin previously served as an interim official in both of these roles. He was appointed to the board of directors in 2011.

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