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People & Company News Geodis WilsonAppoints Geiken Geodis Wilson said it plans to con- tinue growing its Middle East network and has announced the appointment of Sascha Geiken as new Cluster Manag- ing Director for the Middle East region. Geiken joined Geodis Wilson in 2009 as Managing Director of Geodis Wilson United Arab Emirates. In his new posi- tion as Cluster Managing Director, he will be responsible UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.L-3 Klein Promotes CobisL-3 Klein Associates promoted Frank Cobis to vice president and general man-ager, replacing John Cotumaccio, who has retired from L-3 Klein after seven years of service. ?Frank has a strong background in program execution, en- gineering and operational management, along with outstanding customer fo-cus and comprehensive knowledge of the marine technology marketplace,? said John Fox, president of L-3 Ocean Systems. ?With more than 30 years of experience in the marine electronics in- dustry, he is well-positioned to lead L-3 Klein?s continued business growth into the future.? Cobis most recently served as the vice president of programs for L-3 Klein, managing numerous navigation, mari- time security and sonar projects for both domestic and international customers. OceanGate Names McCurdy COOOceanGate Inc. (OGI), a global pro-vider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, named Neil McCurdy as chief operating of cer (COO), responsible for administering OceanGate?s corporate strategy and coordinating operations and sales programs to reduce costs and increase pro tability. Fair Þ eldNodal Promotes Two Fair eldNodal announced two promo- tions within the company: Roger Keyte is the company?s new senior advisor to the CEO, and Morgan Gilmore has been promoted to sales manager for the data licensing division. Keyte is now the  rm?s senior advisor to the CEO. Keyte joined Fair eldNodal in 2009 as the director of marketing and strategy after serving as president of RFTrax, a subsidiary. Bilmore is now responsible for development of the company?s cur- rent Permian Basin program and expan- sion into emerging and existing plays throughout the Lower 48, as well as marketing Fair eldNodal?s existing 3D seismic land data. She handles the Den-ver, Midland, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas. Fox BarrettNOAA Seeks Advisory Council ApplicantsNOAA?s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking appli-cants for four seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary manage-ment and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. ?Each of the members brings a unique perspective to the council based on their experience in the New England area,? said Craig MacDonald, sanctuary superinten-dent. ?Since its establishment, the council has played a vital role in advising the sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues. We are very pleased that council members offer their considerable talents to help us manage the resources of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.? The sanctuary is accepting applica-tions for the following seats: recre- ational  shing (alternate), business/ industry (alternate); youth (primary and alternate). Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in re- lation to the seat for which they are applying, community and profes-sional af liations, and views regard- ing the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term. The advisory council consists of 36 primary and alternate members rep-resenting a variety of public interest groups. Applications are due by December 31. To receive an application kit or for further information please contact Elizabeth Stokes via email at; by phone at 781-545-8026 x201; or by mail at 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Application kits can also be downloaded from the sanctuary?s website at November/December 201352 MTRMTR #9 (50-64).indd 52MTR #9 (50-64).indd 5212/12/2013 3:31:16 PM12/12/2013 3:31:16 PM

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