Marine Industry Veteran Joins Athens Group Team

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athens Group ( []), a global provider of offshore inspection services to the E&P and marine industries, has named Captain Jeet Kar its new Director of Marine Services. In this role, he will oversee the company's expansion into the marine inspection business. Kar, a 35-year veteran in the Oil & Gas and Marine industries, was most recently Director of Marine Operations for Global Maritime, Inc. He has delivered and managed delivery of a wide range of marine services, including Subject Matter Expert (SME) opinion and warranty services to underwriters. []

"We're excited that Jeet has joined Athens Group," said President and COO Nestor Fesas. "The skill set he brings - a stellar reputation in the marine services industry as well as extensive technical and market knowledge - will accelerate Athens Group's to expansion into this strategic market."

Athens Group's 21-plus year track record in performance and safety assurance services, spanning controls to electro-mechanical subsystems, puts the company at the forefront of understanding and quantifying the additional risks presented by the pervasive use of technology. These additional risks derive from the marine industry's reliance on complex integrated systems controls and automated systems, including increased cyber-security exposure.

"The addition of Jeet to our technology and services delivery team further solidifies Athens Group's position as a leader in advanced integrated systems inspection and verification," said Chief Technical Officer Bill O'Grady. "His experience and knowledge of how technology and cybersecurity issues are impacting marine safety and operations will be a great benefit to our clients and to the quality of our services."

About Athens Group Athens Group delivers performance and safety assurance services to assist the E&P and marine industries design, construct, and operate safe, reliable drilling, production and marine assets. From topsides to subsea, our surveyors provide integrated systems inspection and test engineering to validate compliance with the highest standards for performance, reliability, and safety. Athens Group originated the E&P systems verification business in 2002 and was the first inspection company to focus on integrated control systems as a key driver of operational safety and reliability.

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Contact: Nestor A. Fesas toll-free 877.499.8393, ext. 1 []

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