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Navarre to Head Horton Wison Horton Wison Deepwater ap- pointed Greg- ory Navarre as President of the company and a member of the company?s Board of Direc-tors. Navarre brings with him more than 30 years of relevant industry experience to his new role having previously served as COO of the company, as well as in various executive positions with Global Marine and Horton Wison Deepwater?s sister company Wison Offshore & Marine (USA), Inc. Navarre succeeds former president, Jim Maher, who recently re- signed to pursue other interests.?With the installation of the world?s  rst Buoyant Tower in Peru, Horton Wi- son Deepwater is poised to lead the in- dustry with new technological advances that dramatically cut  eld development costs and schedule,? said Offshore pio- neer and company founder, Ed Horton commented. ?Greg?s leadership will en- able us to capitalize on this and other breakthrough technologies that we hold in our portfolio.? Mr. Navarre is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he earned his bachelor?s degree. Halpin Strengthens UTEC US Team UTEC an-nounced the ap-pointment of Sean Halpin as Global AUV Manager and US Geophysi-cal Manager. A graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy, Sean began working with hydrographic sur- vey equipment at the age of 18. After university, he worked with a US defense contractor which held contracts to con-duct and assist with hydrographic sur- vey work for NOAA and the US Navy. Immediately prior to joining the UTEC team based in Houston, he worked with a deepwater engineering  rm where he designed and managed geoscience pro-grams for oil and gas operators in a con-sultancy role. Usher Named Director of Geoscience at Tesla Nat Usher joined Tesla Offshore LLC as Director of Geoscience. For the past 30 years, Usher has worked for ARCO/ BP. By joining Tesla Offshore, Usher returns to his passion for data acquisi-tion. He plans to assist Tesla in optimiz- ing use of technology in its geophysical survey ops and to further develop geo- hazards interpretation services. Usher began his career specializing in data acquisition around the world, in- cluding: 2D and 3D seismic (onshore and offshore), VSP, geotechnical, met- ocean, aeromagnetic, geochemical, geo-botany and geohazards. His primary focus then shifted to marine geohazards and high-resolution seismic surveying. Geohazards project management in-cluded survey design, contracting, qual- ity control and the interpretation of the data for writing shallow hazard assess- ment reports for company drillers. Active throughout the oil and gas in- dustry, Usher has been recognized as an industry authority regarding marine geohazards identi cation and mitiga- tion. He has served on several panels for the US Department of the Interior?s Mineral Management Service - MMS (now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Man- agement - BOEM). Usher participated in several submersible dive missions to depths as great as 2,900 meters to inves- tigate submarine venting and chemo- synthetic communities at the request of the MMS / BOEM. Acteon Appoints Revere VP Acteon ap-pointed Kevin Revere as vice president. Based in Kuala Lum- pur, Revere will report to Bern-hard Bruggaier, executive vice president. He will initially provide support to Asia- based business CAPE as the company expands its product and service offering in the subsea pipeline sector. Revere has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas pipeline coating industry and joins Acteon from Wasco Energy?s pipe coating division, where he was vice president of operations. Revere?s profes- sional experience covers operations in Asia Paci c, Europe and the Americas. His responsibilities have included busi- ness unit development, contract negotia- tion, regional strategic development and commercial and operational oversight. McKeown Named GM at OceanWorks OceanWorks International ap-pointed Billy Mckeown as General Man-ager for Aykor Teknolojik Ürün- ler Sanayi ve Ti- caret Anonim Sirketi (Ocean- Works Aykor) in Istanbul Turkey. As GM he will manage the organisation?s operations from the Istanbul location ensuring OceanWorks International and its new af liate OceanWorks Aykor con- tinue to deliver industry leading, high quality products and services to our cus-tomer base. He is a multi-skilled leader who is ideally suited to starting up and growing the new Turkish company. People & Company News 50 MTROctober 2012MTR #8 (50-64).indd 50MTR #8 (50-64).indd 5010/3/2012 2:42:22 PM10/3/2012 2:42:22 PM

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