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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

MacArtney Offshore

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

Survey Project

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.

MacArtney Opens

Bahrain Branch

The MacArtney

Group is expand- ing its worldwide representation with the opening of its new office in

Manama, Bahrain.

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

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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