Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) reports that Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Tidewater's COO, Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet newbuild programs and fleet maintenance and repair.
The company’s current vice president of engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next 12 months, so Benhaddad will be transitioning the role with Brown for a period of time. He will be based in Tidewater’s Houston office.
Benhaddad joins Tidewater with more than 24 years of domestic and international experience within the oil and gas industry. During that time, he has 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 for 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.
Tidewater is a provider of offshore service vessels to the global energy industry.