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60 st / September 2017 www.sea-technology.com Greensea appointed Geoffrey Abbott as its robotics engineer to advance its user interface and vehicle control sys- tems across vehicles and sensors in the marine industry. Abbott's background includes software development man- agement and teaching advanced pro- gramming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. ChartCo announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as chairman. With a career in digital technology businesses, Gieskes has been CEO and president of organizations including the cloud-based services company Cision and the online information provider LexisNexis. Rockland Scientific Inc. appointed Justine McMillan as staff scientist and technical liaison between its R&D teams and its customer base. McMillan's doctorate at Dalhousie Uni- versity focused on measurement of turbulent flows in ener- getic tidal channels, and her work has been used in ongoing tidal energy resource assessments. Cruise ship marine operations expert John Schneider joins the board of directors at FarSounder Inc. Schneider has used FarSounder's sonar systems as vessel manager for Wilhelm- sen Ship Management and has worked in the cruise ship segment of the marine industry for the last 12 years. Phoenix International Holdings Inc. announced Mark Shaf- fer as bids and proposals manager overseeing pricing, com- position and scheduling for the company's oil and gas divi- sion. Lockton added Christina Zapantoulis to lead its Northeast U.S. operations marine team based in New York City. Za- pantoulis will develop risk management strategies and ne- gotiate and implement marine insurance programs. Viking SeaTech appointed Kiran Chandrasekharan as na- val architect at its base in Aberdeen, where he will prepare plans and work packs for lifting, chain inspection, mooring and sea fastening operations, as well as work on design, analysis and offshore installation of mooring systems. OPITO appointed John McDonald as CEO. McDonald has worked at a ministerial level in several countries on capacity-building projects. He served previously as direc- tor of ACTVET, the government body charged with creating a vocational education and training system in Abu Dhabi, and director at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), where he created new markets in Asia and the Middle East. Quality Positioning Services BV (QPS) appointed Matt Wil- son to its marketing and sales department at QPS-US Inc. Wilson previously served as a physical scientist at the NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Atlantic Hydrographic Branch and has worked for the Naval Oceanographic Office. ST people S EA T ECHNOLOGY REPRINTS ® Electronic Reprints Digital versions of ST articles in high-resolution PDF format can be posted directly on your company's website. Hard Copy Reprints Include high-quality glossy reprints in your kits, and/or distribute them at conferences, seminars, and trade shows. Enhance your direct mail. For additional information, please contact: Compass Publications, Inc. T 703.524.3136 F 703.841.0852 seatechads@sea-technology.com sea-technology.com Sea Technology magazine Since 1963, Sea Technology has been the industry's recognized authority in providing information in design, engineering and application of equipment and services in the global ocean community. Let Sea Technology work for you by providing published editorial content to validate your marketing initiatives.

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