Helix COO, Executive VP Resigns
Helix announced that Bart Heijermans has resigned as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective January 21, 2011. Mr. Heijermans' duties will be assumed by Owen Kratz and other members of senior management.
Owen Kratz, Helix's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Since Bart joined the company in 2005, he has played a prominent role in developing Helix's contracting services business. Under Bart's tenure with Helix, the company added three new vessels to its fleet and expanded its international contracting. Bart also was instrumental in working with industry leaders in an effort to restart drilling activity in the US Gulf of Mexico by contracting for the use by oil and gas companies of the Helix fast response deepwater hydrocarbon spill containment system, which was developed in response to the Macondo spill. We appreciate Bart's work and contributions to the company, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."