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Kjelstad Appointed New
Head of Aker Kvaerner
The Board of Aker Kvaerner Yards has appointed Karl Erik Kjelstad as the company's president and CEO. Kjelstad has occupied these posts in an acting capacity since January 16, 2002 when the previous incumbent, Leif-Arne
Lang0y, left to become president and
CEO of Aker RG1. Kjelstad graduated as an engineer specializing in marine sub- jects from the Norwegian Institute of
Technology (now the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology) in 1992. In the last I I years he has held a number of leading positions in the maritime industry — with Aker Yards since 1998 and Aker Kvaerner Yards since the company was established in
Sugar Named Northrop
Corporation's board of directors has elected Ronald D.
Sugar, the compa- ny's president and
COO, as Northrop
CEO. Sugar, a 35-year defense industry veteran, will assume leadership of the nation's second largest defense contrac- tor effective April 1, 2003. In addition to his election as CEO, he will retain the position of company president. The announcement culminates an orderly succession plan by the board of directors that accommodates the decision of Kent
Kresa. Northrop Grumman's chairman and CEO, to retire after reaching the board's mandatory retirement age of 65 for senior executives. Kresa will contin- ue as non-employee chairman until Oct. 1, 2003.
Appoints New President
Vesa Marttinen has been appointed as the new president of Deltamarin
Engineering. Inc.. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which is the sister company of the
Finnish consulting and engineering company Deltamarin Ltd. Marttinen comes from the Finnish ferry company
Silja Line, where he has had several positions. Most recently he was respon- sible for the conversion and refurbish- ment of Silja Opera into a new type of
Baltic Cruise Vessel concept.
Santos-Pires Joins Eurofin
Pires. who has joined London- based ship finance consultant Eurofin has been a shipping financier for more than 15 years, most recently as loan portfolio manager with Tufton Oceanic
Limited where, in an 11-year spell, she handled the overall implementation of loan transactions. Prior to that, she was with Swiss Cantobank in London, and
Henry Named VP at SEA
Matthew G. Henry has been named as executive vice president. Corporate
Development and Corporate Officer to oversee the Defense and IT Services
Group at Science & Engineering
Associates Inc (SEA). Henry, who has more than 30 years of experience with the military as a civilian, most recent— ly oversaw personnel management within the Navy managing a $25 bil- lion budget. Additionally, for over 12 years, he was involved in strategic financial planning for the Navy, which has a budget of $100 billion.
Willem de Ruiter to
Head European MSA
Willem de Ruiter has been named the first Executive Director of the new
European Maritime Safety Agency.
De Ruiter, who is a Dutch national, has been with the EC since 1985.
Ricardo Patino, a marine engineer surveyor, has joined the Salvage
Association, and will now be based at the Panama Canal. Patino studied at
South Shields Marine & Technical
College, obtaining a first-class honors degree in mechanical engineering at
Sunderland University. After seagoing service with BP. Wallem and Swire
Pacific, he worked in his native
Panama as a Lloyd's Register survey- or. More recently he has been survey- or and vice president of an independ- ent survey company.
JHL as New Agent
German project liner and heavy-lift specialist, Rickmers-Linie. has appointed Japan Heavy Lift Inc. (JHL). a Sankyu Group company, as its new general agent for Japan, effective
March 1, 2003. Rickmers-Linie serves
Japan with its Round the World (RTW) service on a fortnightly basis. In due course this service will see a major upgrade with the phasing in of newly built "Superflex Heavy MPC" vessels, of which three have been delivered and
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