logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Tidewater CEO Dean Taylor To Retire; Jeffrey Platt Named Successor

Tidewater Inc. (TDW: Quote) 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

Editors Pick
Comcast Corp found itself in an unsavory situation after a customer's name on a bill was changed from Ricardo to 'A**hole', ostensibly by a disgruntled employee who tried to get the customer to retain her current cable service and sign a two-year contract. Blockbuster sales of big-screen iPhones during the holiday quarter has helped tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) to tie with Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone vendor. Both Apple and Samsung sold 74.5 million smartphones during the December quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.... Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., a unit of Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp. (TYT.L, TM), said it is recalling 52,000 - 2011-2012 Avalon sedans in the U.S. due to a wiring problem that increases risk of fire. The company says cargo in trunk of the affected cars could contact one of the audio...
comments powered by Disqus
RELATED NEWS
Trade TDW now with 
Follow RTT