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Featured People — November 2017 Issue

Brett Lestrange
Brett Lestrange
Cory Goodyear
Cory Goodyear
Ashtead Technology appointed Brett Lestrange as U.K. regional director to lead the sales and technical team based in Aberdeen. With more than 25 years of experience, he previously worked as an executive officer at HCS Control Systems and was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and head of subsea at Expro Group.

UTEC promoted Cory Goodyear, Mick Elmslie and Jonathan Watt to business unit directors in its Americas, Europe and Africa business units. Goodyear, who previously headed the Europe and Africa business unit will move to Houston, while Elmslie and Watt will jointly lead operations in Europe and Africa.

FarSounder welcomed Cassie Stetkiewicz as its new marketing and communications manager to work with the CEO and director of global sales in trade show organization, public relations and the development of client relationships. She previously worked at the Rhode Island-based worldwide tour operator Collette.

Aqueos Corp. appointed Allan Palmer as project manager of special projects. Palmer has 43 years of industry experience and will work with Aqueos to provide marine construction and specialty subsea services, including commercial diving, ROVs and vessel-related services.

The Maritime Alliance hired Christine Pereira as full-time program manager. Pereira previously participated in COP-22 and the United Nations Ocean Conference as part of the contingent from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has both international experience and multilingual skills and a degree from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Phoenix hired John Torgersen to lead quality management, oversee maintenance of commercial and military quality standards and transition Phoenix to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Phoenix also hired retired U.S. Navy engineering duty officer and diver Matthew Long to oversee deep-ocean search and recovery.

Hemisphere GNSS appointed Jürgen Reineke senior manager for business development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With nearly 30 years of experience in construction and machine control markets, Reineke spent the last 10 years with Prolec, and previously 20 years with a Germany-based machine control dealer.

The Society of Maritime Industries announced Russell Gould as its chairman. Gould has worked at GEC Marconi Radar and Defence Systems and headed the Commercial Radar and Navigation Equipment Division at Kelvin Hughes. He is also chairman of the Maritime UK Export & Investment Group, VP of CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

KVH Videotel named Capt. Milind Karkhanis as sales director for the Middle East. He has more than 40 years of experience, including 15 years on tankers, bulk carriers and container ships. He has also worked in ship-manning and operations in Mumbai and Hong Kong and is now in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

QPS announced Almar Hollaar as director of Europe and Dr. Jonathan Beaudoin as director of the Americas offices, following Tomas Hjelmberg’s move to the role of director of maritime traffic management. Hollaar was previously head of customer support and Beaudoin was head of product management and QPS chief scientist.


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