Folks, facts, orgs ... (March 2014)

Altair, Wood Group, Ansys, ArkEx, BEG, Charles River Associates, CyrusOne, Emerson, IHRDC, Kepware, Landmark, Meridium, Merrick, Nabors Industries, NASA, SPE, Oceaneering, Oiltanking, PG&E, PODS, Rajant, SAP, SRI, Tendeka, Unique Maritime, USC Viterbi, SCA.

Altair has appointed Detlef Schneider senior VP EMEA and Pietro Cervellera as operations manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe.

Wood Group has appointed Ian Marchant as chairman. He succeeds retiree Allister Langlands. Andrew Stewart is MD of the Australia and Asia Pacific business.

Andrew Yang is to step down as VP and president of Ansys’ Apache design unit.

Jim White, former president at Discovery Acquisition Services has been named president of ArkEx.

Azure Midstream has hired Eric Kalamaras as CFO. He hails from Valerus Energy Holdings.

Changbing Yang is lead investigator on the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology’s real-time, in-situ CO2 monitoring (RICO2M) trial, a large-scale deployment of an optical sensor network supplied by Intelligent Optical Systems to monitor a combined EOR and CCS project.

Robin Cohen has joined Charles River Associates as a VP of the energy practice. He hails from Deloitte.

Data center services provider CyrusOne is to build a third data center at its 45-acre Houston West data center services campus.

Emerson Process Management has opened an ‘innovation center’ near Austin, TX, a 282,000-square-foot, $70 million facility.

Bruce Peters has joined IHRDC as senior accounts manager in Houston.

Brett Austin is now president of Kepware Technologies. Tony Paine is CEO.

Nagaraj Srinivasan has been promoted to VP Landmark Software and Services.

Patti Foye is now Meridium’s CMO.

Scott Raphael is now Merrick’s CEO. He was formerly with Schlumberger.

William Restrepo is CFO of Nabors Industries. He hails from Pacific Drilling.

Brian Muirhead, chief engineer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, will open the SPE Intelligent Energy conference in Utrecht, Netherlands next month.

Oceaneering International has appointed Eric Silva as VP and CIO. He hails from El Paso Corp.

Ken Owen is president and CEO of Oiltanking Partners and Christian Flach is chairman of the board.

Pacific Gas and Electric has appointed Sumeet Singh as VP asset and risk management of gas operations.

Christa Freeman has joined the PODS staff as technical coordinator. She hails from IBM.

Sagar Chandra has joined Rajant as VP business development, Latin America. He joins from Geovia.

SAP Ventures, SAP’s independent VC affiliate has named Rami Branitzky as MD of its market development team. He hails from Grok Solutions.

SRI International has named Mariann Byerwalter as chairman of its board. She was formerly CFO of Stanford University.

Tendeka has promoted Annabel Green to VP of strategy and marketing. She was formerly with Weatherford.

Scott Jamieson has joined Unique Maritime Group as business development manager at its head office in Sharjah, UAE. He hails from Divex.

Jim Brink has been named Chevron Fellow at the USC Viterbi school of engineering.

Dan Patience has been named president and director of Well Power.

Death

Subsurface Consultants & Associates has announced the death of its founder and chairman emeritus, Daniel John Tearpock following a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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