|Volume 6 Issue 2||October 2011|
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to another issue of the Woods Hole Group Newsletter.
The second decade of the 21st Century continues to prove an exciting time of growth and new opportunities for Woods Hole Group. In this issue of the Newsletter, we have two important announcements. The first is the opening of our office in Rio de Janiero, Brasil to support our oceanography contracts with Petrobras and partner C&C Technologies. We hope to to use this office as a means to grow our oceanography and coastal practices in the thriving Brasilian market. The operation was spearheaded by Robert Catalano and is to be managed by André Vitta and Ivan Soares. We could not be more pleased with these initial hires. You can learn more about the two of them in the body of the article.
The second announcement features a strategic staff addition here in the Falmouth office. On March 26, 2011, Dr. Jerome Cura, LSP joined the Woods Hole Group as a Senior Environmental Scientist. Jerry has long been a key player in the ecological risk assessment field and greatly strengthens the Company’s environmental capabilities. We look forward to continuing the growth of our environmental practice with Jerry's leadership.
On another front, we are now mid-way through our Task Order Contract with the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Company decided to use the halfway point of the program to proactively evaluate our own performance and the performance of our subcontractors. Paul Dreyer, a Senior Engineer with Woods Hole Group who was not affiliated with the contract, conducted the Mid-Program Review, which included over two dozen interviews and a survey of one-hundred and twenty project deliverables. The Company management used this review to establish the basis for improvements in our overall operations and project management.
Enjoy the articles on the Brasilian operation and our new Gulf of Mexico data assessment with DeepStar. We look forward to continued achievement during the rest of 2011, which is our 25th Anniversary, and we wish you all success as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read this Newsletter.