Helix: Executive VP & COO retires

  • Business & Finance

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. announced today that effective May 11, 2015, Cliff Chamblee will retire after 36 years in the offshore services business and will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Also effective May 11, 2015, Scotty Sparks will be promoted to the position of Executive Vice President – Operations.

Sparks has 25 years of industry experience and has been with Helix since 2001. He currently holds the office of Vice President – Commercial and Strategic Development, and has also served in various positions within Helix’s robotics subsidiary, including as Senior Vice President, during his tenure at Helix. Prior to that Scotty held various positions within the industry, including Operations Manager at Global Marine Systems.

Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “Cliff has proven to be an invaluable asset to Helix in all of the roles that he has had in his 14 years with the company, including the last four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Cliff has through the years demonstrated operational excellence, leadership and unparalleled drive, and we wish him well. I am also pleased to announce Scotty’s promotion to the position of Executive Vice President – Operations. In his new role, Scotty’s responsibilities will include operational and commercial responsibility for all of Helix’s business units, and I am confident that he will bring his operational knowledge, commercial acumen, and leadership skills to the position.”

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