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Horizon Marine Strengthens Team to Combat Industry Downturn

Houston, Texas, October 11, 2016 – Horizon Marine, Inc. continues to grow and evolve with some recent personnel changes. These changes are part of Horizon’s forward-looking strategy to take on the current industry downturn.


Glenn Burnett has been promoted to Offshore Operations Manager. His 9 years of experience as a Marine Technician and EddyWatch Analyst has prepared him for this new role, one in which he will manage drifting buoy production, FAST Eddy survey system deployments, and day-to-day operations of the warehouse.

Glenn’s promotion allows for industry veteran, Chris Riffe, to transition from Offshore Operations Director to Chief Technology Director. Chris has been with Horizon for 10 years and as Chief Technology Director, he is now responsible for identifying new technologies and developing integrated solutions that not only enhance existing services, but have the potential for Horizon Marine to expand into additional markets and new regions.

Team Additions

Heather Zimmerle has joined the EddyWatch team as a Physical Oceanographer. Heather comes to Horizon Marine with a B.S. in Meteorology from Western Illinois University and a M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. While at TAMU, Heather’s academic focus was the hypoxic zone on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico and her research contributed to the Hypoxia Data Atlas. Heather will contribute to the daily analysis of the Loop Current, Northern Brazil Current and resulting eddies.

Leo Ambrosi has joined the Horizon Marine team as Business Development Specialist. Leo’s 10 years in the oil and gas industry has focused on supporting and coordinating Emergency Response efforts for deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration and production. His experience is from both the operator-side working for ConocoPhillips and Nexen, and the supplier-side as a Senior Project Manager with O’Brien's Response Management. His insight into the Incident Management System will allow for the development of unique solutions for the Emergency Response community. Leo has a Master’s degree in Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M University in Galveston, Texas and a Bachelors degree in Oceanography from the University of West Florida.

“This downturn in our industry is an opportunity for us to shore up our product portfolio and focus on marketing efforts. Our promotions and new team members align with our forward-thinking strategy and will position Horizon Marine for additional growth despite the volatile market conditions we see today,” said Patrice Coholan, President of Horizon Marine.

Neha Sharma's OTC 2016 Paper is Available for Download

June 23, 2016

Neha Sharma's OTC 2016 paper titled: “Loop Current Hyperactivity: Analysis of In Situ Measurements in the Gulf of Mexico” that was presented during the Developments in Metocean Science Technical Session is now availble for download. Many thanks to all those who attended the session.

Horizon Marine's Neha Sharma is presenting at OTC 2016

April 19, 2016

Horizon Marine's VP of Operations, Neha Sharma, will be presenting “Loop Current Hyperactivity: Analysis of In Situ Measurements in the Gulf of Mexico” during the Developments in Metocean Science Technical Session on Tuesday afternoon (May 3, 2:00-4:30pm) in Room 606.

We encourage you to attend and ask lots of questions!

Horizon Marine featured in Marine Technology Reporter

January 15, 2016

Horizon Marine is featured in the recent edition of Marine Technology Reporter.

Many thanks to Dr. Marc Lucas from CLS, Horizon Marine's President, Patrice Coholan, and VP of Operations, Neha Sharma, for working on the Editorial.

Thanks also to Horizon Marine's Physical Oceanographer, Glenn Burnett and Oceanographic Technician, Federico Alvarez for their amazing photos and to CLS's Scientific Communication Officer, Marianna Childress, for CLS Group graphics and photos.

Horizon Marine in Marine Log

December 18, 2015

Spreading the word - Horizon Marine in Marine Log's December Digital Edition (Pg. 24).

Horizon Marine 1-page profile in Marine Log

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