Helix Energy's Chamblee to retire

March 17, 2015

Helix Energy announced that effective 11 May 2015, Cliff Chamblee will retire after 36 years in the offshore services business and will resign as executive VP and COO. Also effective 11 May 2015, Scotty Sparks will be promoted to the position of executive VP-operations.

Sparks has 25 years of industry experience and has been with Helix since 2001. He currently holds the office of VP-commercial and strategic development, and has also served in various positions within Helix’s robotics subsidiary during his tenure at Helix.

Owen Kratz, President and CEO of Helix, stated, “Cliff has proven to be an invaluable asset to Helix in all of the roles that he has had in his 14 years with the company, including the last four years as executive VP and COO. Cliff has through the years demonstrated operational excellence, leadership and unparalleled drive, and we wish him well. I am also pleased to announce Scotty’s promotion to the position of executive VP-operations. In his new role, Scotty’s responsibilities will include operational and commercial responsibility for all of Helix’s business units, and I am confident that he will bring his operational knowledge, commercial acumen, and leadership skills to the position.”

Image from Helix.



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