Trident Restructures Company Management for Better Service

Following a company-wide review, specialist marine contractor and consultant Trident Offshore, an Acteon company, has announced its new management structure.

Martin Kobiela has been appointed as General Manager and has taken over the day-to-day running of the Company. Kobiela said, "Trident will continue to offer its unique integrated approach to offshore operations through the provision of marine, engineering, surveying and positioning services from a single contractor; however, the combination of these services will be managed more effectively and efficiently, which will enable us to offer a seamless service to the industry.

"We have carried out a review of our business and identified ways we can improve and implement innovation. We currently provide a fast and positive service to our clients. However, as with all service providers, there is always the potential for improvement, and Trident will be proactive in presenting enhancements in all areas of its business in the future. We will be taking a risk-based approach to our operations, which will commence at the earliest stage of the planning process and enable us to meet and exceed the requirements of our clients in all cases.

"Our new management team draws on experience from the project management of multimillion dollar operations and has not only detailed practical knowledge of offshore operations but also the capacity to plan, manage and execute these operations to the highest standards and using the most cost-effective means," Kobiela concluded.

Kobiela has been with the company for 12 years; he started out as a naval architect before moving on to become the engineering manager.

Dennis Jul Pederson has joined the company as Marine Manager. Dennis has 12 years' experience of marine operations worldwide, having previously worked for Maersk Oil as anchor-handling vessel master, tow master and head marine controller.

David Cobb has taken on the role of Technical Manager. Cobb joined the company in 2007 on secondment from sister Acteon company InterMoor and will use his previous experience to secure and execute large-scale projects.

Survey manager Mike Grubb remains in his position, as does business development manager Kevin McBarron, whose appointment was announced in late 2007.