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People & Company News BIRNS Appoints Hager BIRNS, Inc. appointed Jeff Hager as its new Mechanical Design Engineer. Hag- er was recruited to focus on the design and development of the company?s wide range of innovative connector systems. Hager holds U.S. patents for eight com-plex connector products for applications ranging from the NASA space station and the Hubble telescope to missiles and naval surface ships. An industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experi- ence to the table in advanced engineer- ing principles, including Finite Element Analysis, MIL-STD and injection mold-ing design. McGillie Joins Global Diving & Salvage Global Diving & Salvage hired Anita McGillie to lead the Human Resources Group as the Human Resources Man-ager. She will direct Global Diving?s Human Resources Group in the devel- opment of HR policies and compliance, ongoing companywide recruitment ef- forts, spearhead the EEO and Diversity programs as well as administer Global?s employee bene t programs. MSRC Enters Contract with Ocean ImagingThe Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) announced an exclusive con- tract with Ocean Imaging Corporation for remote sensing capability. Ocean Imaging will provide its proprietary aerial surveillance technology as part of MSRC?s overall strategy for enhancing the ability to tactically position response resources in the optimal areas of oil mi-gration for responding to spills. MSRC has developed a multi-tiered approach to remote sensing in order to complement and expand on traditional human aerial spotting. This approach is based on the concept that ?height of eye? and ?vertical viewing angle? are key to any surveillance. The technol- ogy provided by Ocean Imaging Cor- poration enables MSRC to signi cantly enhance its day and night aerial remote sensing through infrared/multi-spectral technology. Acquisition Brings Bibby into Surveying Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd., announced the acquisition of Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited. The acquisition was made via Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd.., and will see India?s service offering expand into marine, cargo and offshore surveying including marine audit services. Op-erations will be based in Mumbai and Gujarat, with geographic expansion into other areas of India planned for the future. Bibby Ship Management welcomes Capt. Kapil Dev Bahl. With 17 years at sea, including  ve years in command, followed by 25 years in ma- rine surveying and ship vetting, Capt. Bahl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Bibby Ship Management. He joins Bibby as Director ? Technical Services and will head Bibby?s drive into this business. Murray Fenton (India) offers a wide range of marine surveying services, in- cluding marine hull and ship condition assessment, cargo surveying and marine audit services. The business brings with it a team of professional and experienced Master Mariners and Marine Engineers from the main  eet and offshore sectors, and is set to expand with the addition of a Naval Architect / Structural Engineer to the team.Hydro Group: Most Successful Year Hydro Group Plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has posted its 2012-13 (to year end March 31) results with more than a 12% rise in comparable turnover from $10.3m to 11.6m and a 136% increase in operating pro t from $890k to $2.1m Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director, said, ?2012-13 has been our most successful  nancial year to date. Investment in previous years in new CobisHagerMcGillieNovember/December 201354 MTRMTR #9 (50-64).indd 54MTR #9 (50-64).indd 5412/12/2013 3:32:01 PM12/12/2013 3:32:01 PM

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