Bas Coppes Appointed Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal
Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston, Texas office and will be focusing on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide.
Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience to the organization, having managed an extensive number of salvage, wreck removal, and offshore projects across the globe.
“In my role as president of Mammoet Salvage Americas, I worked with Global extensively over the last ten years,” Coppes said. “Global was, without a doubt, the key to success on the high profile salvage of the SSV Jupiter 1, Robson Bight, and USAT Brigadier General M. G. Zalinski. For me, this is the next step in uniting our extensive experience under one roof. I look forward to pushing the limits on smart solutions in the salvage industry on a global scale.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Bas to Global,” said David DeVilbiss, Vice President of Casualty Response at Global. “He is well known in the industry and a natural fit for our can-do culture.”