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People & Company News McMurtie Takes Helm at iSURVEY iSURVEY Group, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors, announced the launch of a new offshore division as part of U.K. growth plans. Based in Norway, iSURVEY Group is establishing a new Aberdeen- based entity supporting clients oper- ating in the U.K. North Sea and other global regions, including the Mediter- ranean Sea and Africa. Recruitment has started and it plans to have 30 staff in place by the end of 2014. Key to the establishment of iSURVEY Offshore Limited is the appointment of Andrew McMurtrie as managing director, which will see him take responsibility for growing international business through the new division. Pedersen New EIVA Chairman The Board of Directors of Danish EIVA a/s is headed by Flemming Bligaard Pedersen as of January 14, 2014. With the appointment of the new chairman, the offshore service and equipment pro- vider prepares to further strengthen its business in the light of the growth it has seen in recent years. Pedersen has technical understanding and many years of management experi- ence from a career that has included in-volvement in the offshore industry. For nearly 20 years, he was part of the top management of Ramboll that special-ises in engineering in the construction, transport, environment and energy mar- kets. With CEO being his most recent position, Pedersen contributed signiÞ -cantly to the strategic development of the company. Under PedersenÕs management, Ram- boll grew from being a primarily Danish company with 800 employees to an in- ternational concern with close to 10,000 employees and more than 200 ofÞ ces in 21 countries. Among other initiatives, this included establishing activities in the offshore sector. Signell, Ferland Join Hydroid Hydroid, Inc., announced organizational changes to its management team. Libby Signell was appointed as vice president of operations. Signell, most recently program manager at Hydroid, brings to her new position more than 30 years of engineering and program management experience. She has previously worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic In- stitution and Lockheed Martin. Signell holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Michigan and is a certiÞ ed Project Management Profes- sional (PMP).Leading HydroidÕs team of engineers will be Julie Ferland, the companyÕs new vice president of engineering. Fer- land comes to Hydroid from her most recent position as vice president and principal engineer at Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC). Ferland is a former US Navy ofÞ cer and salvage diver. She is a Harvard University grad- uate with a BS in Mechanical Engineer- ing, and holds a MasterÕs degree in Civil Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massa-chusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Marino Promoted Man-ager at PMI Industries Jay Marino has been promoted as the manager of PMI Industries, Inc. Labo-ratory Services and Government En- gineering operations. In this position, Mr. Marino is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing the subsea cable and hardware testing laboratory functions for the company. He also will serve as the liaison between PMI and various domestic and international gov- ernment agencies, as well as indepen-dent contractors.Previously, Marino was the Manager for PMIÕs Engineering Department that develops subsea cable hardware. He joined PMI in 1985 as a project engi-neer. He is a 1984 graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Me- chanical Engineering degree. Marino received his Ohio registered Profes- sional Engineering certiÞ cation in 1993. McMurtie Pedersen SignellFerland March 2014 78 MTRMTR #2 (66-81).indd 78MTR #2 (66-81).indd 782/22/2014 2:12:04 PM2/22/2014 2:12:04 PM

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