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Teledyne Acquires FLIR

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Industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) said it has completed its $8 billion acquisition of thermal imaging cameras and sensors company FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). FLIR will now be included in Teledyne’s Digital Imaging segment and operate under the name Teledyne FLIR.

Golar Taps Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO

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Golar LNG announced on Thursday it has appointed appointed Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO, filling the void left by prior chief executive Iain Ross, who stepped down in April.Staubo has since May 2020 been the chief executive officer of Golar LNG Partners LP, recently sold to New Fortress Energy. Since

Stena Bulk CEO Erik Hånell Discusses Path, Cost Toward Decarbonization

The InfinityMAX concept is Stena Bulk’s take on zero emissions, self-sufficient and flexible seaborne transportation. It aims to have a ship with a similar design to the InfinityMAX concept operating on the water by 2035 at the latest. Image courtesy Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk invests in the future, a future defined by decarbonization in the shipping sector. Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk discusses the plan, the path and the costs.While the majority of shipowners still struggle to pick the technological path toward meeting emission reduction targets in the coming 30 years,

Finnlines Names Pippingsköld Deputy CEO

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Finnish shipping company Finnlines has appointed Tom Pippingsköld as vice president and deputy CEO. In this new position Pippingsköld serves as the deputy to the president and CEO.Pippingsköld has been CFO of the ro-ro and passenger shipping operator since October 1, 2013. He will continue

Kongsberg Digital, BW LNG and Alpha Ori Ink Digital Deal

Left to right: Yngvil Åsheim, Managing Director, BW LNG; Captain Rajesh Unni, Co-CEO, Alpha Ori Group; Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital. Image courtesy Kongsberg

Kongsberg Digital, BW LNG and Alpha Ori Technologies signed a strategic digitalization partnership to realize digital capabilities that enhance efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of LNG carriers (LNGCs) and floating storage and regasification units (FRSUs). The agreement encompasses several projects,

Columbia Shipmanagement, Seatrans Form Ship Management JV

Mark O'Neil, CEO - Columbia Shipmanagement (Photo: Columbia Shipmanagement)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) announced it has partnered with Norwegian ship owner and operator Seatrans AS to form a ship management joint venture.The company will be named Stödig Ship Management AS will become operational from the beginning of May 2021, operating out of Seatrans’ offices in Bergen, Norway.

Elliott Bay Design Group Promotes Reeves and Complita

John Reeves (Photo: EBDG)

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced changes to its executive leadership team following the recent appointment of Robert Ekse as president.John Reeves, PE, PMP has been promoted to principal in charge, responsible for overseeing technical projects and providing direction and engineering support.

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Peter Sparkes as Chief Executive

Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes (Photo: UKHO)

The U.K. Hydrographic Office (UKHO) announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes as the new chief executive and accounting officer. Sparkes will be leaving the Royal Navy to take up the role.As chief executive, Sparkes will continue to lead the organization’s important work in supporting safe, secure and thriving oceans.

Klausen Named CEO at Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering appointed Claus Bulch Klausen CEO. Photo courtesy Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering  appointed Claus Bulch Klausen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May 1st, 2021, when the company commenced its new fiscal year.Klausen, who has been with the company since April 2004, has held several key roles within Dan-Bunkering, most recently as Head of Operations and as part of Dan-Bunkering’s leadership team.

Galoni Named CEO of Thordon Bearings

Anna Galoni has been appointed CEO of bearing and seal specialist Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group company. (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Anna Galoni was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group company.Galoni joined the Burlington, Ontario-headquartered company in 2007 after graduating from Queens University with a Masters’ Degree in epidemiology. Prior to her appointment in April, she

Alfa Laval Starts New PureBallast 3 Production Line in China

PureBallast Reactor 170

Alfa Laval will soon fire-up its new production line for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 in Qingdao, China.According to Alfa Laval, the majority of PureBallast 3 installations occur at Asian shipyards, even when the vessels themselves are flagged in other regions. When the global wave of ballast water treatment system retrofits begins to subside in 2024,

Grady Designated SNA's 'Old Salt'

Admiral Christopher Grady, U.S. Navy (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) "Old Salt" designation, honoring the active duty U. S. Navy Officer with the earliest date of qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer, has passed to Admiral Christopher Grady. Grady is currently assigned as the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Harren & Partner Names Nils Aden Managing Director

Nils Aden (Photo: Harren & Partner)

German shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner announced it has hired Nils Aden as managing director, effective May 1.Aden brings to the role more than two decades of know-how as a shipping industry executive in the industry, with experience from leadership positions in international ship management,

Smalts Designated SNA's 'Old Tar'

Fleet Master Chief Bill Smalts, U.S. Navy (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) "Old Tar" designation, honoring the U.S. Navy Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) serving on active duty with the earliest qualification date, has passed to Fleet Master Chief Bill Smalts. Smalts is currently assigned as the Fleet Master Chief,

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