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people & companies 50 MTR May 2008 member of the American Surfing
Association. He was active in the
Explorers Club of San Diego and the
La Jolla Play Readers, as well as vari- ous other civic organizations. He served as a member of the UCSD
Committee on Athletics, the
Intercampus Athletic Advisory Board and the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics. He served on many national, state and universi- ty committees concerned with diving safety. Bradner graduated from the
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a Ph.D. in physics, where he coached the swimming and water polo teams. Bradner received his undergraduate degree from the
Miami University in Ohio and received the Miami University medal in 1960 and an honorary doctorate in 1961.
He is survived by a daughter, Bari
Bradner Cornet of Berkeley, Calif., three grandchildren and a great granddaughter. His wife, Marjorie
Hall Bradner, passed away on April 10, 2008.
The family requests gifts in his memory to The Hugh and Marjorie
Bradner Endowment at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography. A memorial service for Hugh and
Marjorie Bradner will be held at
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at a later date.
Howerter Named GM at
Chris Howerter was named as Lars
Hansen's successor as General
Manager of MacArtney Offshore,
Inc. in Houston. Hansen will be returning to Denmark in August.
Until then, Chris Howerter will train for the position as the Deputy
General Manager. Howerter received his Bachelor of Science degree in
Aerospace Engineering at Texas
A&M University in College Station,
Texas. From there, he began his career as a Mechanical Design Engineer with Oceaneering Space Systems at
NASA's Johnson Space Center in
Houston, TX. He was involved in the design, manufacturing, and testing of astronaut tools and logistics equip- ment for International Space Station construction. He also worked for
Oceaneering International's Remote
Projects Engineering group on vari- ous deepwater work class ROV upgrades.
After five years, Howerter took a position as Project Manager with
Astro Technology Inc. of Houston,
TX. While there, he directed manu- facturing, testing, and installation of two cutting-edge fiber optic deepwa- ter riser monitoring systems in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Brennan Joins R2Sonic
Charles Brennan has joined R2Sonic as Chief
Engineer. He has more than 35 years survey experience and has served as
Manager and Senior Contract
Hydrographer for some of the world's largest offshore survey & engineering firms including Oceaneering
International, Brown & Root Survey,
SubSea Survey, Fugro Survey and
Wimpol Ltd. UK. For the last 10 years, Charles was the Senior
Hydrographer for RESON, Inc. where he was responsible for the installation, training and support for all multibeam systems, auxiliary sup- plied equipment and software suites to customers throughout Asia.
Group is expand- ing its worldwide representation with the opening of its new office in
The office will be in the professional hands of Carsten E. Blankholm, 44, who has been an officer in the Royal
Danish army. He has also studied chemistry for three years at the
Technical University of Denmark.
Contact Blankholm at Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hallin Wins $4.5m
Hallin Marine won a $4.5m contact by specialist floating productions sys- tems company Modec Inc.
Under the terms of the contract award from Modec, Hallin will pro- vide a dynamically positioned Class 2 vessel, saturation diving system and specialist subsea personnel and opera- tors to the Rang Dong Oil Field
Block 15-2, approximately 140 km offshore of Vung Tau, Southern
Vietnam. Hallin will carry out the installation of the Modec floating
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