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Zentech makes VP appointment

Written by Nick Blenkey

zentech brad atkinsAPRIL 10, 2013 — Zentech, Inc., a Houston based marine engineering and naval architecture consulting firm, specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries, today announced the appointment of Brad Adkins as Vice President of Sales.

“Brad brings an ideal background of top-level selling to the offshore oil and gas industry,” said Zentech President Ramesh Maini.

Mr. Adkins has broad exposure to high-level decision makers both domestically and internationally, with a network that spans twenty years in the industry.

He is an active member of SPE (Society of Professional Engineers), IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors), MTS (Marine Technology Society), AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) and NOIA (National Ocean Industries Association).

Mr. Adkins comes to Zentech following his tenure at offshore-oriented firms including Harris-CapRock, Alpha Petroleum Services, InterMoor, BSW Ballgrab, MODEC and Friede Goldman Halter.

He joins Bob Fogal (Director, Business Development) in the collective effort to expand Zentech’s international client base, and will draw upon his ten-year experience of developing strong business relationships in Brazil.

Zentech’s expertise encompasses dynamically positioned semi-submersibles, drillships, jack-up drilling units, barges, fixed offshore platforms, fabrication yards, floating production systems, risers and pipelines.

The company’s primary disciplines include structural engineering, naval architecture/marine engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as a wide range of proprietary engineering software.

Zentech owns five state-of-the-art designs for jack-up drilling and wind farm support vessel designs. It also owns two existing vessels, a semi-SWATH and a jack-up unit that it says are ideally suited to offshore wind farm installation work and the offshore oil and gas industry, and currently available for charter.

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