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Altair Engineering has named Dhirendra Verma VP product design India. He joins Altair from Wipro Technologies.

ARKeX has appointed Dr Steve Curl to succeed Gary Jones as Non-Executive Chairman.

International Drilling Contractor has named Rob Saltiel president and CEO, replacing John Irwin. Saltiel hails from Transocean.

AVEVA Group has appointed Bill Muldoon Executive VP North America. Muldoon comes from Honeywell.

CDA’s DEAL website has just been re-launched following Schlumberger’s status as DEAL operator.

Fairfield Industries is changing its name to ‘FairfieldNodal’ to reflect its expertise in cable-free ‘nodal’ seismic technology.

Paradigm has announced the departure of CEO John Gibson.

H.C. Scheffer is to join Fugro’s board of directors. Scheffer was CEO of Imtech and is a member of Royal DSM’s board.

The US Department of Energy has launched, an open-source, ‘linked data’-based website of energy data.

Expro Group has named Sergio Zubelli as Regional Director, Latin America. Prior to this, Sergio served as Brazil country manager for PowerWell Services, acquired by Expro in 2006.

Kevin Burke, 59, chairman, president, and CEO of Consolidated Edison, has been elected to Honeywell’s Board of Directors.

Mustang has announced the retirement of Don Colchin from its Automation and Control unit. He is succeeded by Richard Seale. Mike Dear has been appointed CFO.

Global Hunter Securities has hired Senior Analyst Bo McKenzie and Associate Analyst David Wishnow. GHS recently initiated coverage of eight oil services and equipment companies.

New Orleans-based McMoRan Exploration has connected to the OFS Portal community.

Palantir Solutions has recruited Steven King and Nickolai Pazin to its Houston office, and Purtini Joshi in Singapore. Joshi was previously with Satyam Computer Services.

Invensys Operations Management has opened a new facility in Algiers for North and French-speaking Africa, headed by Mohamed Hales, general director for Algeria.

Geoservices has appointed Jean-Paul Le Cann as Group Marketing Director.

Sir John Chisholm, Chairman of QinetiQ Group, will be retiring from the Board in February 2010 and be replaced by Mark Elliott.

RigNet has announced a number of appointments: Barise Hatfield as director, global HR, Kenneth (Ken) Bryson as manager HSE, Joe Conboy as VP Global Sales, and Molly McGuirk as director product management.

Mahindra Satyam (previously Satyam Computer Services) is locating its Global Solution Centre in Malaysia’s Cyberjaya ICT corridor.

Sandy Esslemont has been appointed President and CEO of SensorTran. He was previously president of Expro International.

Inge Gabrielsen is now acting Executive VP of TTS Group’s Energy division and President of TTS Sense. Arild Apelthun, formerly with Aker Process, has been appointed Group CFO.

Steve Kelly has joined Sensornet as Business Development Manager Industrial Monitoring Systems. Kelly hails from Aerospace & Aviation.

SGI has appointed Vincent Scarpulla as VP sales, Americas. Scarpulla was previously VP operations with Verari Systems.

Eric Spiegel has been appointed CEO of Siemens US unit. Speiegl hails from Booz & Co. Swen Rehders (previously with EDS) is now responsible for worldwide outsourcing sales with Siemens IT Solutions and Services.

Venture Information Management has appointed Chris Calodoucas as Business Development Manager. Chris joins Venture from Landmark.

Melanie Zamora is now MD of Variance Reduction International. Zamora was previously with LyondellBasell.


Contrary to our report last month, Open Geophysical’s OpenCPS is not open-source based. OpenCPS is ‘a commercial processing system with a focus on interactive processing, visualization, and data analysis tools.’ More from

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