UTEC Survey

October 27, 2011 10:44 ET

UTEC Survey Appoints New Business Development Director in Italy Office

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - UTEC Survey, one of the world's largest independent survey companies, announced today Giovanni Ranieri as the new Business Development Director at UTEC Survey Mediterranean located in Naples, Italy. Ranieri will be based in UTEC's office in Italy with a global remit managing key client accounts and strategic services development.

Prior to his appointment at UTEC, Ranieri worked at GeoLab Ltd. for 18 years serving as managing director and co-founder.

"Giovanni is a renowned and reputable professional in this market," said Martin O'Carroll, CEO of the UTEC Survey Group. "Because of his background and experience, he understands UTEC's business, and will also help us explore and expand into other areas. With Giovanni on our team, UTEC is strengthening its worldwide network and will become an even more established participant in the field."

Ranieri has more than 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Before serving as managing director at GeoLab Ltd. he was an assistant professor of marine applied geophysics at the Oceanology Institute of Naval University of Naples for seven years.

"UTEC's expansion and global footprint greatly influenced my decision to join this team," Ranieri said. "UTEC has several high profile projects taking place worldwide and we are poised to grow exponentially. I am confident the next few years will be some of the most exciting of my career."

Ranieri received his master's degree in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Naval University of Naples and has published several articles on international scientific magazines.

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UTEC Survey is one of the world's largest independent offshore survey companies providing a wide range of offshore survey services including hydrographical, construction support, industrial measurement, metocean, geotechnical, and geophysical survey services. With offices in Houston, Aberdeen, Calgary, St. John's, Perth, Naples, Singapore, UAE and Rio de Janeiro. More information is available at

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