Denis Welch has been appointed CEO of IHC Merwede in Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he is tasked with reinforcing the Dutch company’s regional identity and expanding its Asiancentred operations.
Frederic Castrec has taken over as MD of welding specialist Serimax. He replaces David Williams, who continues with the Vallourec subsidiary as a consultant on strategic projects. Castrec joined Serimax in 1996 as a welding engineer, later becoming the firm’s COO.
Frode Sedberg (pictured) has joined Emerson Process Management as regional manager for its Roxar Software Solutions (RSS) division, based in Rio de Janeiro. He was with Odin Petroleum for eight years in various reservoir engineering roles.
HALL OF FAME: Jim Milne, founder, chairman and MD of Aberdeen-based Balmoral Group, was inducted into the Entrepreneurial Exchange’s ‘Hall of Fame’ at a ceremony in Glasgow last month (pictured).
John Wishart has been appointed energy director at Lloyd’s Register, based in London. He joined Noble Denton as group MD in 2008, later becoming president of GL Noble Denton following the merger with Germanischer Lloyd.
CNOOC Ltd has a new CEO, Li Fanrong, following Yang Hua’s decision to relinquish the post and devote more time to his role as president of the parent China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Li Fanrong, an engineer, was appointed president of…
Matt Walsh has been named as American Electric Technologies’ VP, South America business development, a newly created role focused on building the company’s market share in the Brazilian oil & gas and marine markets. Walsh rejoins the company…
Dr Nancy Bowers (pictured) has joined Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services as senior geophysicist, based in Houston and responsible for gravity and magnetic data sales. Bowers previously owned and operated Subsurface Interpretation Services.
Pete Connors has been named as offshore energy global product leader at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and will oversee its offshore business worldwide. He most recently served as president and CEO of Zurich Global Energy, the international arm of Zurich North America’s energy operations.
Peter Saunders (pictured) has become general manager of Aberdeenbased XPD8. He previously served in a project management and business improvement role with Petrofac and as a consultant to Petrotechnics. Ian Cooper has joined XPD8 from PSN and takes up the role of maintenance engineering manager.
Rami Miled has been appointed HB Rentals’ BDM for the Middle East and North Africa, based between the company’s facilities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Scott McMillan has been appointed MD of CLS Offshore, the Great Yarmouth, UK-based energy sector service company he joined at the start of last year. He was previously eastern hemisphere GM for Shaw Pipeline Services.
ALL RHODES LEAD TO . . .: Susan Cunningham (pictured), SVP worldwide exploration at Noble Energy, received the Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award in Houston last month. It was one of six awards presented by the Petroleum Division…
Sarah Taylor (pictured) has joined testing group Exova as a metallurgist in its Sandnes, Norway laboratory. She previously served Global Marine Systems as a consultant metallurgist and prior to that worked for Babcock Marine, MTD and Corus.
Vikas Shangari has joined Stats Group as BDM for the Middle East. He was previously Qatar country manager for Hydratight. Aberdeen-based Stats is in the process of establishing a business unit in Doha, Qatar, and a branch in the UAE.