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Featured People — December 2015 Issue

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David Wilson
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Robin Bjorøy
David Wilson has been appointed a new business manager for the offshore production division of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. in Aberdeen. Wilson has more than 27 years’ experience in the maritime engineering industry. He will work with customers throughout the oil and gas production units in the U.K. sector.

Sonardyne has named Robin Bjorøy as the new managing director. He succeeds John Ramsden, who leaves after six years. Bjorøy brings more than 27 years’ experience serving in a variety of areas, from seismic field surveys to product development.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) presented Willard “Bill” Cole, formerly of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Captain David H. Hart Award, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding efforts to improve Atlantic Coast marine fisheries. Throughout his nearly 40-year career, Cole worked to protect, restore and conserve fisheries resources and their habitats along the Atlantic Coast.

GMS is proud to welcome Jasvinder Virdi to the GMS Operations Department in Dubai. Virdi comes with more than 10 years’ experience as a ship registration executive. She will be responsible for further developing the extensive and established products and services and building strong client relations.

Amy Trygestad has joined CTLGroup as a principal engineer. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the structural design and construction industry including engineering consulting, program management, concrete subcontracting, ready-mixed concrete production and strategic marketing.

Forum Subsea Rentals has promoted Nicki Nicholls to global business director. She will be responsible for managing and developing the long-term growth plans for all Forum’s rental product lines and will be based out of the new operations center in Westhill, Aberdeen. In addition, Christian Blinkenberg has been appointed global sales and marketing director of Forum’s global services division.

Maarten Wetselaar has been appointed integrated gas director at Shell effective January 1, 2016. For more than 20 years, he has held a variety of positions at Shell in financial, commercial and general management roles. In his new role, Wetselaar will become a member of the executive committee of Shell and will be based out of the Netherlands.

Bollinger Shipyards announced the addition of Joe Mayhall as vice president, commercial business development to its corporate sales and marketing team. Mayhall has more than 23 years’ experience as a solid contributor in shipyard sales. He will have commercial sales and marketing responsibilities for Bollinger as well as Tampa Ship.



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