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FEB 2017

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Page 63 of 72 February 2017 / st 63 Eirik Lie has been named president of Kongsberg Defence Systems. Lie has a background in software engineering and has worked with Kongsberg for more than 26 years. He has been acting in the position since August 2016. Kraken Sonar Inc. has appointed Jeff Bartkowski as director of business de- velopment. Bartkowski has more than 12 years' experience in the marine tech- nology field and has significant experi- ence in sales and business development, both commercially and with defense. Nicholas Lum has been named to the Ince & Co.'s Singa- pore team as a partner in the firm's shipping and interna- tional trade practice group. He will help advise Chinese companies and principals, particularly on the international rights front. Elbit Systems of America LLC has named Gen. Duncan J. McNabb to the board of directors. McNabb is a former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, responsible for all global air, land and sea transportation for the U.S. Department of Defense. Alfa Laval has named Kristina Effler as business manager for PureBallast. Effler will assist marine customers navigat- ing ballast water treatment alternatives as the industry pre- pares for the implementation of the IMO BWM Conven- tion's entry into force September 2017. Andrew Hazell has joined BlueZone Group as general manager. Hazell brings more than eight years' experience in extensive operations management, ranging from market analysis, due diligence and acquisitions to commercial safety and quality matters. The Marine Technology Society (MTS) has named Donna M. Kocak as its new president. Kocak will lead the organi- zation in its mission to promote awareness, understanding and the advancement and application of marine technol- ogy. The MTS has also named Dr. Rick W. Spinrad, for- mer NOAA chief scientist, and Craig N. McLean, deputy assistant administrator for programs and administration at NOAA, to its board of directors. Farlin Halsey has been named president and chief execu- tive officer at Hemisphere GNSS. Halsey brings more than 25 years' experience in high-technology electronics and se- nior management capacities. He replaces Xinping Guo, the interim president and chief executive officer. The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) of the Geo- logical Society of London has elected Charlotte Bishop as chair. Bishop brings more than 10 years' experience and is one of the youngest and the first woman to be elected chair in the GRSG's 27-year history. ST people Featuring the government and industry news you need to know, Sea Tech e-News delivers timely information straight to your inbox, with details on recent product releases, updates on new hires and promotions, and workshops. We send out the newsletter every other week, so you'll get a steady stream of news edited down to what matters most. Sign up today at to receive your FREE bi-weekly electronic newsletter

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