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People & Company News Ocean Installer Names CCO, CFO Ocean Installer appointed previous CFO Ole Sanne to the new position of CCO and named Jim Dåtland new CFO. Sanne has been with Ocean Installer since the company?s inception and has more than 15 years of experience from the subsea sector. Dåtland has spent the last seven years with the offshore drill- ing contractor Seadrill Ltd. focusing on investor relations and corporate  nance activities. Unitech Appoints CEO Unitech appointed Martin Vahl CEO, re- sponsible for the further expansion Uni- tech?s global subsea connector business and growth into the umbilicals and  y-ing leads market. Formerly a Royal Nor- wegian Naval of cer, he has more than 10 years of management experience in the offshore industry. New Esri Ocean Manager at the HelmEsri hired Drew Stephens as industry manager to expand the market for GIS. Stephens has worked with Esri for many years promoting the use of GIS to design sustainable practices for land and sea. Skilled in database design, training, and consulting, Stephens brings more than 20 years of GIS experience and knowl- edge. He will open opportunities for applications of Esri technologies in re-search and exploration, marine ecosys- tems, aquaculture and  sheries, coastal protection, and ocean-use planning.Jessup Joins Rapp Hydema USThe U.S. division of Norway?s Rapp Marine Group added Mark Jessup to as-sume responsibilities in marketing and sales support for Rapp Hydema US and Rapp Hydra Pro. He has been involved in the deck machinery and marine crane industry for more than 35 years. Birns Chooses New England Sales Rep Birns, Inc., announced Electronic Sales of New England (ESNE) as its new- est sales representative. The agreement includes sales and support of BIRNS? electrical, coaxial, optical, electro-coax, electro-optical and electro-opto-me-chanical hybrid connectors in CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, RI, NY, NJ, PA. New Name in SubseaA new subsea oil and gas group, Harkand, chaired by oil and gas industry veteran Tom Ehret, is launching with an ambition to grow to a turnover of $1 billion in the next  ve years. Following in- vestment by Oaktree Capital Man- agement in Iremis, Integrated Sub- sea Services (ISS) and their sister company Andrews Survey last year, the three names have merged to form one group focused on the fast-growing subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. Nicolas Mouté (above) is the chief executive of cer of the Harkand Group. International op-erations are headed by Harkand Iremis Managing Director Patrick Chapalain and European Opera-tions are headed by Harkand ISS Managing Director David Kerr. The group will combine proven survey, inspection, repair and maintenance services with the Ire-mis  eet of multi-purpose diving support vessels, ROV and Air Div- ing support vessels and ISS?  eet of 23 ROVs and teams of ROV op- erators, surveyors and divers. The vessel  eet includes the new state- of-the-art multi-purpose diving support vessels, Harkand Atlantis and Harkand Da Vinci. Stephens Mouté Vahl March 2013 64 MTRMTR #2 (50-65).indd 64MTR #2 (50-65).indd 643/7/2013 9:06:26 AM3/7/2013 9:06:26 AM

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