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Featured People — March 2013 Issue

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Simon Hird was appointed general manager of UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd. (Welshpool, Australia) in February. He has more than 30 years of experience, gained primarily in the North Sea. He has held senior management positions at engineering and subsea construction companies in Australia since 2008.

Kathy Forrester has joined Hydroid Inc. (Pocasset, Massachusetts) as marketing coordinator. She will assist in planning, developing and executing Hydroid’s marketing plan. Over the past 20 years, she has worked at firms including Sotheby’s International, AMA Nantucket, Talbots and Walt Disney World.

ITF (Aberdeen, Scotland) appointed Patrick O’Brien to be its CEO, effective April 1. O’Brien, who is currently the group director of strategic business and marketing with Wood Group Kenny, will take over from managing director Neil Poxon, who resigned in July 2012.

Hawkes Ocean Technologies (San Francisco, California) has named Adam Wright as president. He began at the company in 2000 and has been principal mechanical engineer since 2010. He will retain this position. Graham Hawkes will remain chairman, CEO and chief technology officer.

Rod Trafford has joined Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch in the role of specialty license plate (SLP) marketing manager. He was most recently with Xenith LLC. His focus will be to market and increase sales of the SLPs while raising awareness in support of Harbor Branch research.

North Sea Energy Inc. (Toronto, Canada) has appointed Peter Rhys-Davies as exploration manager. He is now director of the subsidiaries: North Sea Energy (UK) Ltd., North Sea Energy (UK NO2) Ltd. and Echo Exploration Ltd., replacing Ian Lisseter, who was to retire in March. Upon Lisseter’s retirement, Rhys-Davies will become chief exploration officer.

Nessco Group (Westhill, Scotland) has hired Phil Goodall as business development manager to grow its international offshore weather monitoring business. Goodall has more than 30 years experience and worked before at StormGeo, where he established an Aberdeen, Scotland, weather-forecasting office.

L-3 Communications Klein Associates Inc. (Salem, New Hampshire) has added Straud J. Armstrong to its marketing and technical sales group. He will initially focus on supporting Klein’s shallow-water bathymetry product line.

Scott Allen, appointed as items sales manager at MacArtney Inc. (Houston, Texas), will be heading a dedicated SubConn underwater connector support team. Jacobo Aguilar, who has been with MacArtney for several years, will bring technical knowledge to the sales team.


2014:  JAN | FEB | MARCH | APRIL
2013:  JAN | FEB | MARCH | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUG | SEPT | OCT | NOV | DEC

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