Category: Corporate

Beaver & DeVilbiss Elected to ASA Leadership

Global is proud to announce the new American Salvage Association executive leadership now includes Tim Beavers,CEO and David DeVilbiss,Alaska Regional Manager. Beaver has been elected as the new President and DeVilbiss has risen into the ASA’s Executive Committee.

“This new leadership team will serve to energize the ASA’s approach to the diverse fronts tackled by the ASA,” stated Beaver. He adds,“This year and beyond,ASA will remain focused on the OPA 90 salvage and marine firefighting regulations for tank vessels,pending regulations for non-tank vessels,responder immunity,Arctic response,the ongoing Quality Partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard,as well as continuing to strengthen our industry’s commitment to the marine environment.”

Triumph Over the Guemes Channel

Congratulations to Jean Andrich and Kara Fox on their successful swim across the Guemes Channel on Sunday morning,September 28,2011. The 33 minute swim through strong currents and near 50 degree temperature was truly an accomplishment. We are extremely proud of their recent endeavor and were happy to be able to be involved.

Click here to read more about this adventure in an article published about them on the Go Anacortes website.

Global’s 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament a HUGE Success!

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to thank those that played and sponsored this year’s event. We raised $50,000 towards Team Seattle’s efforts to furnish a hybrid surgical suite at Children’s Hospital!

Thank you to all for supporting the life saving accomplishments that happen every day at Seattle Children’s Hospital,your contribution to this important cause makes a difference in children’s lives. We look forward to seeing everyone on the green next year on Monday,September 17,2012.

Please download Global’s Thank You Ad to view the 2011 participants,appearing in the Pacific Maritime Magazine in the October issue. Click here to watch one of many miraculous accounts of a Seattle Children’s Hospital patient.

Global’s John Graham and Tim Beaver receive Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Award Recognizes Local Entrepreneurial Excellence

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is proud to announce founders Tim Beaver and John Graham have been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award winners.

Seattle,WA – Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.,is pleased to announce that Tim Beaver,CEO and John Graham,Chairman were recently made proud recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award in the Transportation and Logistics category. Selected by an independent panel of judges,they were presented this honor at a gala on June 10,2011 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers. Ernst & Young LLP established this award to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“My partner of 30 years,Tim Beaver and I are truly honored to have received this award”,explained John Graham of Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. “The real credit however goes to the men and women at Global. Their hard work and dedication have not only made Global the largest diving contractor on the west coast; they have taken to heart our message of hard work,safety and satisfaction in a job done well. We work in a hostile environment which makes our occupation challenging; their focus and diligence are tested every day.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company,Pierre Omidyar of eBay,Inc.,Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop,Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc,and last year’s national winner,Howard Lutnick,Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners,Inc.

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. congratulates Tim Beaver and John Graham for their inclusion into this prestigious group of business leaders and recognizes their hard work over the past thirty years,elevating Global as a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States,and an internationally recognized casualty responder.
About Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.
Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is based in Seattle,WA with additional offices in the San Francisco Bay area (Rio Vista and Richmond),Anchorage,Alaska and Houston Texas. Founded in 1979 as a diving and marine contractor,services include; Commercial Diving,Marine Construction,Casualty / Emergency Response,Upland Remediation,Marine Environmental Services,and Offshore Energy Support. Capabilities include saturation dive systems (to 1,000 feet),mixed gas / surface diving,remotely operated vehicles,marine salvage and emergency response.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential,and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision,leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind,Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful,growing and dynamic businesses,recognizing them through regional,national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

Sponsors of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP,the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In the Pacific Northwest,local sponsors include ADP,Union Bank,Seattle Business,The Big Picture Film Video & Arts,and Scherzer International.

About Ernst & Young
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Global’s John Graham & Tim Beaver finalists for 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year ®

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is pleased to announce that John Graham and Tim Beaver have been selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Pacific Northwest finalists. They are part of a group of outstanding entrepreneurs that have been selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners,leading CEOs,private capital investors,and other regional business leaders.

“These finalists create jobs in our area,encouraging community development and innovation in our broader economy,” said Tim Tasker Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest Program Director. “No matter who wins,the Pacific Northwest is enriched by every one of these finalists.”

This year,the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,financial performance,and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“It is a great honor for both my partner,Tim M. Beaver,and I to be nominated for this prestigious award” says John S. Graham,Chairman of Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. “We are proud of the business we have developed over the past 30 years through maintaining an exemplary safety, quality,and growth standard from day one. We owe this to the diligent men and women who work for Global and our outstanding partners / clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world.”

Global’s #41 Team Seattle Car finishes 4th at Memorial Day Classic in Lime Rock

LIME ROCK,Conn. (May 30,2011) – James Gué and Dane Cameron scored their second-straight GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series fourth-place finish in the No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving & Salvage Mazda RX-8 GT in the Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park on Monday where teammates Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster ran well before a late-race retirement in the No. 40 VISIT FLORIDA/ModSpace/Construct Corps/Trina Solar Mazda RX-8 GT.

Dempsey was making his first career race start of any kind at Lime Rock while Gué and Cameron were hoping to match or improve on last year’s then team-best second-place finish in the No. 41. At times in the time 2-3/4-hour sprint race on the tight 1.50-mile road course,it looked like Gué and Cameron just might pull it off.

“Overall I was really happy with the day,” Gué said. “We basically got a bit behind in qualifying after we fixed a brake caliper issue and track position is everything here. It took a long time to get to the front in my stint after we qualified lower than we would have liked,but we eventually got there,it just took a little more time. Strategy wise,Dane did a great job at the end,very pleased with the weekend,it’s just a little frustrating we can’t seem to get back on the podium. We are so close,but it will come.”

After starting seventh,Gué raced to as high as third 45 minutes into his opening stint and pitted in that position to hand the car over to Cameron 20 minutes later. Cameron continued in fifth but quickly moved back to third and challenged for the podium through his second and final pit stop before a slight miscue on track.

“I made a mistake at the end and hurt something,which I am not real happy about,” Cameron said. “I feel like we could have been on the podium,but I got the chicane wrong,hit the curbs wrong and might have damaged something,I don’t know exactly,but I just kind of had to hang on for the last little bit of it.”

Despite the podium near-miss,Cameron was still pleased with the No. 41’s result.

“Obviously it is great to be in the top five again,pleased to be fourth,and one race ago we were very happy to be fourth,” Cameron said. “This time we were a little bit disappointed to be fourth and,as you might expect,we were looking for a little bit more. It was a very good day for points,and we should be quite solid,but it is such a physical race track and it is so difficult with the traffic. For us to just stay clean and not really have any contact or big incidents was kind of the name of the game. We just tried to mind our own business and stay out of trouble.”

Dempsey stayed out of trouble all day long in his Lime Rock debut. A unique one-day format,Dempsey practiced in the No. 40 in a steady morning rain shower,later qualified the Mazda in 11th and didn’t put a wheel wrong when he drove more than the first full hour of the race.

“It was great to finally get a chance to race at Lime Rock,” said Dempsey,who is a native of Maine. “I have been here before with Joe,but never to race,and it is tough,very physical. It really requires a lot of attention,but I just focused on consistent lap times and worked hard on learning all of the turns and unique characteristics of the track. I could feel something a little wrong with the car during the stint and it is a real shame for everybody and the guys that we couldn’t get to the finish. They have all worked so hard,these things happen,but still a good day,for both Dempsey Mazdas.”

Foster took over from Dempsey and ran competitive laps before slowing with mechanical problems in the race’s final 30 minutes.

“The car itself was very fast today,” Foster said. “In the end we had a bearing issue in the transmission,certainly not a preparation thing,as usual the VISIT FLORIDA/ModSpace/Construct Corps/Trina Solar Mazda was very well prepared,but we just had a rare issue inside the transmission. Patrick first noticed it and commented on it early in the race and we had a vibration that just got progressively worse and worse and worse.”

Foster,Dempsey’s driving coach and racing business partner,was pleased with his debuting teammate’s performance at Lime Rock.

“This is the first time Patrick ever raced at Lime Rock Park,” Foster said. “He showed up in the rain this morning,did a fantastic job,qualified well,started well,passed cars and really did a great job. Our overall objective,honestly,was to have a car we could take to Watkins Glen,based on what happened to us last year in this race,where we had a pile of parts,so we are pretty darn happy.”

Lime Rock kicked off a tough,back-to-back stretch if races that has the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series schedule back on track again on Friday for the opening day of Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Dempsey and Foster will be joined by Charles Espenlaub to reunite three of the four drivers who finished a career-best third in the No. 40 in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. Tom Long was also part of that Rolex 24 podium effort.

“We are grateful,given the unique nature of this event,to have both cars in one piece,” Foster said. “The No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving Mazda is now the highest Mazda in the points,so a good day for that car and team.”

The No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving & Salvage Mazda RX-8 GT team has jumped to third in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Team Championship standings with 128 points. They trail the second-place team by just five points and are only 13 markers out of first. The No. 40 Mazda RX-8 GT team is 11th in the championship race with 104 points.

Next up for Dempsey Racing and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is next Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. The six-hour endurance race starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be seen in same-day coverage at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT,Saturday,June 4.


– Patrick Dempsey arrived in Lime Rock fresh from yesterday’s Indianapolis 500 where he was part of a race-morning press conference announcing a new charity initiative with industry leading,global solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL). The company has become a sponsor of Dempsey Racing and Trina Solar logos were displayed on the No. 40 in today’s race.

Together,Trina and Dempsey Racing will establish a solar charity initiative in the near future. Trina was also an associate sponsor of the 500 pole-winning Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry of Alex Tagliani as well as the team car driven by Townsend Bell.

“The 2011 season has already been a fantastic year for Dempsey Racing,and it continues to get better as we join with Trina Solar in the pursuit of excellence on and off the track,” Dempsey said. “The future of our sport and our world lies in clean,renewable energy,and we’ve been looking for partners who can help myself and the team actively promote these technologies on a worldwide scale. We are excited to be allied with Trina Solar.”

– Gué and Cameron extended the No. 41 team’s top-10 finishing record to 16 straight races,dating back to last year’s Grand Prix of Miami.

About Dempsey Racing
A fulltime and year-round enterprise,Dempsey Racing is a professional sports car auto racing team based in the greater Atlanta area in Norcross,Georgia. Owned by actor/driver Patrick Dempsey,the team races in support of the Team Seattle Guild to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital Heart Center and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Dempsey’s hometown of Lewiston,Maine.

Dempsey Racing Partners
Dempsey Racing is an official Mazda Racing Team and has competed exclusively in Mazda RX-8 GTs since 2007. Additional team partners include Global Diving & Salvage,Inc,the largest diving contractor on the West Coast,VISIT FLORIDA,the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida,ModSpace,a North American leader in temporary and permanent modular buildings and portable storage,Construct Corps,a leading provider of temporary skilled workers for the construction industry,and Specialized Bicycle Components,a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of technically advanced bicycles and related components.

Mike Cargol Hired as General Manager for Global’s Gulf of Mexico Region

Global Diving and Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Mike Cargol as general manager for its Gulf of Mexico region,based in Houston,TX. In this position,Mr. Cargol will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities.

“The recent opening of our Houston facility staffed with experienced personnel shows that Global is committed to our clients in this region.” states Bruce Humberstone,Global’s Regional Manager. “Cargol’s operations,marketing,and business management background,complimented by his knowledge of the GoM market,will help Global meet our objectives for service,quality,and growth” Humberstone added.

Cargol joins the company with a diverse resume from the oilfield and offshore sectors. His experience in all facets of the service market makes him the ideal choice to lead Global’s Gulf Coast growth initiatives. Cargol was previously employed by Houston based Wild Well Control,Inc.