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Lew Weingarth

Transocean DP Superintendent Lewis Weingarth on October 13 received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Marine Technology Society’s Dynamic Positioning Committee for his significant contributions to DP systems and operations.  

In a letter to Lew, DP Committee Chairman Howard Shatto described some of the reasons he was selected to receive the 2009 award, including his work on the JOIDES Resolution and GSF Explorer, as well as his key role in developing Transocean’s “DP Excellence” initiatives, and DP training and development efforts across the fleet.

“There are countless examples of your leadership in the field of dynamic positioning over the years,” said Shatto.

As Transocean’s DP Superintendent since 2004, Lew has supported DP Excellence at the company through his support of the “DP Lessons Learned” program, development and implementation of the “DP Power Simulator Course” (in conjunction with Kongsberg Maritime), and contributions to the well-specific operating criteria (WSOC) process.

“Transocean’s position as a leader in marine technology is due to people like Lew, whose dedication to his work, focus on technical leadership and commitment to developing people makes a positive impact across our organization every day,” said Steven Newman, Transocean President. “We’re proud that Lew’s contributions, both to our company and the entire marine technology field, are being recognized with this well-deserved Distinguished Achievement Award.”   

Lew is Transocean’s fourth employee to earn this honor in the past decade. Other recent recipients include: Pete Fougere, Engineering Manager (2004), Rec Stanbery (2002, now retired) and Dillard Hammett (2001, now retired).

Lew received his award at a luncheon during the 2009 DP Conference in Houston, Texas, on October 13.

Above: Lew (left) with DP Committee Chairman Howard Shatto at the award ceremony.


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