Trico Marine Services Names New Senior Veep

Trico Marine Services, Inc. said that it has appointed Robert V. O'Connor as senior vice president of business and strategic development.

Before joining Trico, O'Connor spent more than 20 years in the marine transportation business in commercial, technical, and financial roles with domestic and international companies. Most recently, he spent the past 5 years with The CIT Group, Inc., a commercial and consumer finance company, as vice president of financial sales, lending to middle-market marine transportation and energy companies. Before his tenure with CIT, he was marketing manager of Koch Chemical company where he was responsible for the marketing and trading of global bulk aromatic chemicals. O’Connor holds an undergraduate degree from State University of New York Maritime College, an MBA from Wichita State University, and an unlimited tonnage USCG master mariners license.

"We are delighted to welcome Bob to the Trico management team," commented Trevor Turbidy, Trico's president and CEO. "He will play an integral role in implementing our strategic plan for Trico and determine new avenues for growth. We look forward to his contributions to Trico and believe that he will help us deliver increased shareholder value going forward."

Trico provides a broad range of marine support services to the oil and gas industry, primarily in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. The services provided by the company's diversified fleet of vessels include the transportation of drilling materials, supplies, and crews to drilling rigs and other offshore facilities; towing drilling rigs and equipment from one location to another; and support for the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of offshore facilities. Trico’s principal office is in Houston.