Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) has appointed Knut Eriksen to senior vice president of business development, and Charles "Chuck" W. Davison Jr. to senior vice president of subsea products.
In this new role, Eriksen will be responsible for leading Oceaneering's worldwide business development efforts that are focused on its customers' evolving and growing deepwater operations.
Eriksen joined Oceaneering in 2010 as senior vice president of subsea products. His career spans over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, the majority of which has been in deepwater engineering and offshore projects. Prior to joining Oceaneering, he served as senior vice president of global execution with Natco Group Inc. Eriksen previously held numerous management positions in engineering, operations, and business development at Aker Kvaerner Inc. and Aker Maritime ASA, and was the vice president of worldwide deepwater development at Unocal Corp. He has master’s degrees in engineering and business administration.
Davison joined Oceaneering in 2007 as vice president of umbilical solutions. He previously spent eight years with General Electric Co., holding various roles in operational excellence, global operations and supply chain, and general management.
Davison holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee. Davison is a certified Six-Sigma black belt, and has international training and experience in Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, and the American Society for Quality.