OCIMF announces key personnel changes

Jun 08 2018

Dave Wall has joined OCIMF as senior technical adviser from Chevron, taking up the position on 1st May.

He replaced Rob Drysdale, who will become OCIMF’s new Director on 13th June following the retirement of Andrew Cassels as head of the organisation.


Wall held several leadership roles in shipping throughout the past 30 years. After completing a cadetship in the UK, he joined Globtik Tankers and later Kuwait Tankers as an engineering officer. In 1986, he joined Chevron Shipping and rose through the ranks before taking a shore-based position in San Ramon, US as an engineering superintendent and in 2007 moved to a marine superintendent position within the newly formed Marine Assurance group.


In 2010, he accepted a team leader position in the marine services department and was responsible for fleet support projects, as well as new construction. In 2013, Wall was asked to lead a new construction site team based in South Korea with responsibility for a 13-ship newbuilding programme in South Korea and China, which included LNGCs, VLCCs, lightering tankers and DP shuttle tankers. Two years later, he moved back to San Ramon into a management position in the Marine Services group.


Ricardo Martinez also joined OCIMF on 1st May from Chevron, replacing Joe Megeed as Technical Adviser–Engineering.


He began his career as an engineer in the US Navy before attending the University of New Orleans where he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


Martinez joined Chevron’s Marine Services department in 2004, providing technical support to oil, gas and shuttle tanker construction, operation, conversion, repair and recycling.


In 2014, he moved to Chevron’s Marine Transportation department to support the VLCC fleet management team as an Engineering Superintendent, before moving to the Operational Excellence/HES department as Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Coordinator at the end of 2015.


He has supported the OCIMF Secretariat as part of the IMO MEPC delegation in previous years and he currently serves as a member of OCIMF’s CO2 Task Force.


Megeed has ended his secondment with OCIMF and has returned to ConocoPhillips in Houston, US.


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