Oceaneering makes executive appointments

Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) has promoted Eric A. Silva to senior vice president of operations support, appointed of Alan R. Curtis as senior vice president and CFO, and promoted Clyde Hewlett to COO.

As senior vice president of operations support, Silva will continue leading information technology and will assume additional responsibility for human resources, supply chain management, and internal audit. His career spans over 30 years in the oilfield service, chemical, energy, and oil and gas industries. In addition to his information technology services leadership experience, he has held internal audit, accounting, financial analysis, and corporate treasury positions and managed, in various capacities, human resources and risk management departments. Silva joined Oceaneering in 2014 as vice president and chief information officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, and is a certified public accountant in Texas.

Silva is replacing Curtis, who has been appointed senior vice president and CFO. In addition to finance, tax, and accounting functions, Curtis will also be responsible for the oversight of Oceaneering's investor relations activities, corporate development, risk management policies, and facilities management. He has over 28 years of oilfield service and products industry experience. Curtis joined Oceaneering in 1995 as a financial controller. Since December 2014, Curtis has served as senior vice president of operations support. He is a certified public accountant in Texas and a chartered global management accountant. Curtis is a graduate of Texas A&I University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.  

As COO, Hewlett will have expanded responsibility for managing all of Oceaneering's oilfield business. Hewlett's career spans 37 years in the offshore oil and gas industry. He joined Oceaneering in 1988 as a project manager and has held progressively more responsible roles, most recently as senior vice president of Subsea Services. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

The company notes that W. Cardon Gerner will continue to serve Oceaneering as senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications.

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