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People & Company News Obenour Joins Horizon MarineHorizon Marine, Inc., an oceanographic services company specializing in envi- ronmental and operational marine data collection and analysis around the world, continues to expand with the recent hire of Kelsey Obenour. This follows the opening of the Brazilian ofÞ ce in Rio and doubling of space at the Offshore Division in Rich- mond, Texas, to accommodate two ocean- ographers, drifting buoy production and a new laboratory for underwater gliders. Obenour graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Meteorology and Geography and a minor in Math-ematics. Following her undergraduate studies, Obenour received her M.S. in physical oceanography from the Univer- sity of Rhode Island Ð Graduate School of Oceanography. For her thesis, Oben- our used 30 years of sea surface temper- ature (SST) AVHRR PathÞ nder satellite data to analyze ocean fronts on global and regional scales to observe decadal and global climate trends since 1982.NOIA Elects Rynd, Taylor The National Ocean Industries Associa- tion (NOIA) Board of Directors elected John T. Rynd as Chairman of NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as Vice Chair of NOIA for the upcoming 2014-2015 term. Rynd and Taylor assumed their positions at the recent NOIA Annual Meeting. Since 2008, Rynd has been the Chief Executive OfÞ cer and President, Hercules Offshore, Inc., a publicly traded global provider of offshore contract drilling and liftboat ser- vices headquartered in Houston, Texas. He also serves on the companyÕs board of directors, and served as NOIA Vice Chairman for the 2013 -2014 term. Tay- lor has been President and CEO of Oil States International, Inc., since 2007. She also serves on the companyÕs board of di- rectors. Oil States International is a pub-licly traded diversiÞ ed oilÞ eld services company, also based in Houston. AML Appoints Olender Director of EngineeringOlender earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vic- toria, after which he worked for several years designing instruments and sensors in the forestry sector for FP Innovations. Olender joined AML in October of 2011, and after two and a half years as Mechanical Designer of AMLÕs oceano- graphic instrumentation, he now takes the helm of the entire Engineering team.Morozov Earns IEEE Senior Member Status Teledyne Marine Systems said that An- drey K. Morozov, Senior Scientist at Teledyne MarineSystems has been el- evated to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE. Senior Member is the highest professional grade of the IEEE for which a member may apply. The member status requires experience and reß ects profes- sional accomplishment and maturity. Only seven percent of the 431,000 mem- bers of the IEEE have achieved this level. Decom North Sea Appoints New Chief Executive The Board of Directors at Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas de- commissioning forum, announced the appointment of Nigel Jenkins as its new chief executive to lead the organization as it further strengthens its position as the representative body for the decommission- ing industry. Jenkins will take up the post on July 1, 2014, and replaces Brian Nixon, who is retiring. JenkinsÕ previous roles include board leadership positions with AMEC and AECOM and most recently as board director with KDC Contractors, which has a long and successful track record of working on decommissioning projects on and offshore. He also served as a director with DNS from 2011 to 2013.Harkand Names Brown to GOM Team Global inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand appointed Mike Brown as gen- eral manager of diving services in North America. A U.S. Navy veteran, Brown has considerable experience of commer- cial diving in the offshore oil and gas sec- tor having held number of senior positions in a career spanning more than 35 years.He was most recently working with Chet Morrison Contractors as general manager of the offshore construction division. Pri- or to CMC, he worked as vice president and general manager with EPIC Divers & Marine Contractors, a subsidiary of Tetra Technologies; and worked across 36 ObenourOlenderJenkinsMorozov May 201452 MTRMTR #4 (50-64).indd 52MTR #4 (50-64).indd 525/12/2014 10:21:50 AM5/12/2014 10:21:50 AM

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