logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Tidewater CEO Dean Taylor To Retire; Jeffrey Platt Named Successor

Tidewater Inc. (TDW) said Dean Taylor, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2002, will retire as an executive officer effective May 31, 2012. Taylor will remain on the Board of Directors, and serve as Tidewater's non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Jeffrey Platt will become Tidewater's new President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2012. Platt has been Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Tidewater's domestic and international marine operations, since July 2006.

Platt joined Tidewater in 1996 as General Manager of its Brazilian operations following a 12-year career at Schlumberger. At Tidewater, he has continued to assume greater responsibility with assignments in Mexico, the Middle East and India, and the Americas.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Gorski will succeed Platt as Tidewater's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Currently, Gorski is a Senior Vice President responsible for Tidewater's operations in the United States and its engineering and technical services group. Effective June 1, 2012, Gorski will assume responsibility for worldwide operations.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
The bench to bedside journey of drugs is fraught with challenges. It is estimated that only 5 in 5,000 compounds that enter preclinical testing make it to human testing, and out of those 5, only 1 may pass through all the regulatory hurdles needed to reach pharmacy shelves. Major League Baseball is talking expansion for the first time in a few decades. Owners stand to make a pretty penny from expansion fees and subsequent television rights. The possibility of a more balanced schedule is also enticing. Strong expansion candidates in the U.S. and Canada are ready... The New York Times is teaming up with Google again to give away Google Cardboard, the virtual reality headsets, but this time only to its "most loyal" digital subscribers. The company said that the digital-only subscribers selected for this distribution were chosen based on the duration of their subscriptions.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT