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People & Company News oil & gas operations. This facility marks the Þ rst centralized research and de- velopment facility outside of Teledyne ScientiÞ c, the companyÕs corporate re- search center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. SEA CON Bolsters Executive Ranks As SEA CONÕs growth continues, so too does its investment in people. The Business Development Management team is comprised of Craig Smith, Ser- gio Mendez, John Blair and Tom Sch- winn, a team with a range of knowledge gained by years of experience. Smith started with SEA CON Europe in 1995 at age 17. He completed his busi- ness studies at college while working for SEA CON. With his new role of Business Development Manager Smith will continue to promote and develop the SEA CON Group worldwide within the Military, Oil & Gas and Oceano- graphic sectors. Mendez joined SEA CON in September of 2008. He is a graduate of Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and International Business. Blair recently joined SEA CON as Oil & Gas Business Development Manager, Americas. Blair is from College Station, Texas and joined the U.S. Army straight from high school. In 2008 John joined Bennex (now Siemens) as subsea Sales Manager for upstream electrical and Þ -ber optic distribution, sensing as well as other products.Schwinn joined SEA CON in December of 2013. He is a graduate of the Univer- sity of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electri- cal Engineering. Most recently Schwinn worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat designing and building nuclear submarines for the US Navy. Subsea UK Reveals New Board Subsea UK has unveiled its new Board following a membersÕ ballot at the in- dustry bodyÕs annual general meeting. All board members were required to stand for reelection. Three new mem- bers were elected. They are Peter Blake from Chevron, David Sheret from Bibby Offshore and Martin Sisley from Ocean Installer. The six reelected were Frank Bee of Shell, Brian Green of Severn Subsea Technologies, Geoff Lyons of BPP-Tech, Ian Mitchell of BP, Tim Sheehan of Ashtead Technology and John Mair of Subsea 7.XPRIZE Offers $2M XPRIZE launched the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. This $2 million dollar competition challenges global in-novators to develop accurate and afford- able ocean pH sensors to measure ocean acidiÞ cation. Through the galvanizing force of this XPRIZE, teams will not only develop breakthrough technical so- lutions to measure ocean chemistry Ð a critical step in addressing the environ- mental challenge of ocean acidiÞ ca-tionÐbut will provide a solid foundation for new enterprise that will catalyze the growth of new industries. For more in- EIVA Training Program for 2014 The dates for the EIVA software train- ing courses of 2014 are now Þ nalized, offering training courses at various loca- tions throughout the world. EIVA pro- vides training courses, enabling users to get the most out of their solutions. Now, the program for the 2014 training course activities is available at EIVAÕs website, with a complete list of loca-tions and dates. Locations include the UK, Singapore, USA (Houston), Nige-ria, Dubai, Australia, Trinidad, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Brazil and Denmark. The courses are arranged by either EIVA or a member of its international network of Training Partners, includ- ing for example Atlas Services Group. This means that the demand for training courses is met on an international basis by an increased number of locations and training courses Ð the highest ever. For a complete list services/training-courses BlairSmithMendezSchwinn January/February 2014 52 MTRMTR #1 (50-64).indd 52MTR #1 (50-64).indd 521/24/2014 10:01:52 AM1/24/2014 10:01:52 AM

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