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People & Company News Leadership Changes at HydroidHydroid announced changes in its lead-ership team. Christopher von Alt , one of the company?s founders since its inception in 2001, resigned from his position as president effective Janu- ary 1, 2014. Hydroid?s board of direc- tors selected Duane Fotheringham , Hydroid?s vice president of operations, as his successor. Von Alt will retain his current position as chairman of the board and in addition, will undertake special long-range technology-centered projects that will focus on the advance- ment of REMUS technology. Fothering- ham assumed the role of vice president of operations in 2008. Hydroid also appointed Graham Lester as vice president of sales and marketing. A Hydroid veteran of eight years, Lester was previously the director of Hydroid?s European of ce. In his new role, Gra- ham will oversee the company?s US and international sales and marketing. Byus to Lead Battelle?s Maritime Systems Fred Byus, a U.S. Navy retired Rear Admiral, has been named General Man-ager of Battelle?s Maritime Systems business unit. Byus joined Battelle in December 2007 as Vice President of National Security?s Navy Market Group after a 31-year career in the U.S. Navy. His Navy experience included leader- ship positions in nuclear engineering, submarines, and command and control of  eet and joint forces. Byus also has served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Commander Naval Forces Korea, Commander Submarine Squad- ron Seven and Commanding Of cer of USS Tautog. He served on the board of directors for Battelle?s wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue n Robotics, from 2008 to 2013. He will continue to work close- ly with Blue n in his new role. Directors Appointed at RS AquaOcean equipment distributors, RS Aqua Ltd. of Hampshire, U.K. announced two directorial appointments effective Janu- ary 1, 2014. These see Martin Stemp appointed Sales Director and Terry Edwards becomes Technical Director. Stemp has coordinated and managed the introduction of additional distribu- torship agreements with several notable manufacturers including Liquid Robot- ics Inc, Vemco Ltd. and Rowe Technol- ogies Inc. McFarlane: Distinguished Speaker at MBARIOn November 6, 2013 Dr. James R. Mc- Farlane, President, International Subma- von Alt Fotheringham Grennan CEO @ Global Diving & Salvage After more than 30 years as found-ers and owners of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Tim Beaver and John Graham continue to remain excited about the future of the company. This month, they announced the newest chapter in Global?s history; Devon Grennan, President for the past four years, will now also take on the position of Chief Executive Of cer. Beaver and Graham will maintain ownership and continue to serve on the Board of Directors, but will step down from direct opera- tional involvement. Grennan began his tenure in 1995 as a Marine En-vironmental Supervisor moving up the ranks to Environmental Division Manager and by 2005 serving as the General Manager. In 2009, Global formed its senior management team and Grennan was moved into the position of President. As CEO/Pres- ident his newest undertaking is to determine the overall strategic plan for the company and lead the senior management team and the Board of Directors in Global?s mission to provide quality marine service and discover new opportunities to better serve the maritime industry. GrennanJanuary/February 2014 50 MTRMTR #1 (50-64).indd 50MTR #1 (50-64).indd 501/24/2014 10:00:04 AM1/24/2014 10:00:04 AM

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