Tidewater names new VP of Engineering

Written by Marine Log Staff
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Among Benhaddad's responsibilities will be Tidewater's fleet newbuild programs

OCTOBER 7, 2014—New Orleans-based offshore marine service company Tidewater Inc. recently named Latif Benhaddad  as its Vice President of Engineering.

As Vice President of Engineering, Benhaddad reports to Tidewater COO Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet newbuild programs and fleet maintenance and repair.

Tidewater’s current Vice President of Engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next 12 months. Benhaddad will be transitioning the role with Brown for a period of time.

Benhaddad joins Tidewater with more than 24 years of domestic and international experience within the oil and gas industry. During that time, he held a number of technical, subsea engineering and leadership positions, including most recently, Vice President of Marine New Assets, Subsea Division with Technip, located in Paris.

Before this role, he served as Senior Project manager – Deepwater Infrastructure/pipeline projects with Allseas and other project engineering roles at Saipem, Coflexip Stena and Bureau Veritas.

Benhaddad earned his master’s degree in Science – Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France, and is trilingual in Arabic, French and English. Mr. Benhaddad and his family reside in Houston and will be based in Tidewater’s Houston office.

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