Simrad Acquires Bennex Holland BV

In July 2003 Simrad purchased the company Bennex Holland BV, for many years distributor for Simrad products in the Benelux region. Wil van Druten, the companyÕs owner wished to retire and so it was natural for Simrad to acquire the company. Bennex Holland BV has changed name to Simrad BV, as from September 2003. Willem Koopmans assumes the position of General Manager as from 21st August 2003, with a staff of 22. Simrad expects the acquisition further to strengthen its profile and market position in the Benelux region. (read more)
2003-10-21 12:00:00

AAE Transponder Sales 2003

Applied Acoustics have just delivered an order for seventy Mini and Midi Transponders to one Aberdeen-based client, in addition to a number of other high-volume positioning and release transponder orders from clients in both Northern Europe and North America. All orders also contained significant numbers of AAE PAM Tester/Chargers and Smart Chargers. CEFAS, Global Marine System, Subsea7 and the AAE US Distributor Subsea Technologies Inc. are some of the organisations who have procured significant numbers of AAE 900 Series Transponders and Acoustic Releases during the first half of 2003. (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Hydro Projects Acquires Geonav

Hydro Projects Group Ltd has acquired Geonav LLC of Houston, Texas and Geonav Ltd. of Aberdeen, Scotland in their entirety. The transaction in cash and shares was completed on 20th August 2003. Hydro Projects warmly welcome ex-Geonav President Russell Morton to the board of Directors of the Norwich, UK and Houston, USA-based group. Mr Morton’s new position will be Director of Wizardry, based at their existing offices in Texas. (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Seamap New Appointments

Rich Schiffman has been appointed President of Seamap, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Having previously worked in senior management positions for a number of companies, including Sercel, Inc. and JDR Cable Systems, Schiffman has over thirty years experience in the seismic and survey industries. He is tasked with further developing Seamap’s sales and support in the Americas. Craig Douglas has been promoted to Vice-President Technology at Seamap Pte Ltd in Singapore. Douglas, who was formerly with Western Geco, has for the past two and a half years been leading the development of the Seamap Passive Acoustic Monitoring System. (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

CodaOctopus F180 for University of New Brunswick

CodaOctopus has sold an Octopus F180 Inertial Attitude and Positioning System to the Ocean Mapping Group at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). This internationally recognised centre for multibeam excellence will benefit from the latest in GPS aided INS technology as the F180 enables them to collect reliable and accurate heave, roll, pith, heading and position data in all survey dynamics for both research and educational purposes. The Octopus F180 will be installed on the CSL Heron, a dedicated inshore research platform equipped with an EM3000, keel mounted sidescan, sub bottom profilers, ADCP and an MVP-30. Heron is used for... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

New ODI Senior Vice-President

The Board of Directors of Ocean Design, Inc. has appointed John Blattel Senior Vice-President of Operations, reporting to Mike Read, President and CEO. Mr Blattel joined Ocean Design on the 1st July 2003, from Fiskars in Orlando, where he was Vice-President of Operations. His prior appointments include Plant Manager positions at Newell Rubbermaid and various Operations and Engineering positions at GE and Emerson Electric. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Capital University in Ohio and will be responsible for all operations functions at Ocean Design, including Planning, Procurement, Machine Shop, Assembly... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

New Thales Malaysian Jv

Thales GeoSolutions Sdn. Bhd. has formed a new joint venture with a Bumiputera company servicing the petroleum industry in Malaysia, Orogenic Holdings Sdn. Bhd. The new joint venture will trade under the name Orogenic Thales GeoSolutions Sdn. Bhd. Established in January 2003, the company employs 33 staff, of which 80 per cent are field specialists. The new joint venture was awarded its Petronas Licence in April and purchased an array of positioning and surveying equipment, including a Thales workclass Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in order to meet its expanding business demands. (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

NECSA Europe

A new, non-profit Foundation is in the process of being formed in Holland, under the leadership of Vice Admiral Joost van Aalst (Ret.), formerly the Hydrographer of Holland. This organisation will be formed in time to provide support for a number of activities resulting from the new ECS database standard, the first of which will be qualification of auditors to perform compliance testing of the provisions for the new standard. Secondly, NECSA Europe will be in a position to advise and support shipping companies, vessel operators and maritime regulatory authorities in the application of the database standard to ECS installations... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

New Appointments for TEI

TEI has appointed John Thomas as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr Thomas holds an advanced degree in physics and mathematics and has over fifteen years of experience in engineering, sales and marketing aspects of imaging-based products in a variety of vertical markets, both commercial and federal. His previous positions as a General Manager, Director of Engineering, Executive Vice-President, and as an R&D Manager make him well qualified to continue and advance the reputation TEI has earned for responsiveness to customer needs. TEI has also announced the appointment of Nick Smith as delegated Director General of TEI SA.... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

NovAtel Acquires CMC Electronics Product Line

NovAtel Inc., a precise positioning technology company, has acquired CMC Electronics' non-aviation Global Positioning System (GPS) OEM product line. The acquisition follows the signing by both parties of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announced in early February of this year. The new NovAtel product line will extend the company's current high-performance, upgradeable L1 and dual frequency (L1/L2) product line into the mid-level L1 market. This will increase the total addressable market in core segments and also create entry points into new vertical markets. The new single frequency products include three receivers - the Superstar I, Superstar II and Allstar with... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00
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