Claus Vogel

Managing Director

Claus joined SeaTec in August 2018. As Managing Director, he is responsible for all of SeaTec’s service lines – Projects & New Builds; Inspections, Repairs and Maintenance – including Navigation & Communication and Condition Monitoring – and Subsea operations.

An MBA graduate of Copenhagen Business School, Claus has a solid background in the shipping service industry having previously worked at a senior level for Wärtsilä in Copenhagen and Shanghai. Prior to that, he was active in the marine telecommunications industry working for Thrane & Thrane (now Cobham) and Nokia.

Claus is currently based in Shanghai but travels regularly to all SeaTec offices.

Tino Rizzo

Inspections, Repair and Maintenance Director

Tino is Inspections, Repairs and Maintenance Director at SeaTec. He has worked for V.Group in various roles since completing his master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Genova in 2014. In his current role, Tino is responsible for all of SeaTec’s inspection, repairs, navigation & communication and condition monitoring offerings.

Based in Singapore, Tino has line management responsibilities across multiple sites worldwide and is a regular traveller to the other SeaTec offices.

Alan Trevarthen

Subsea Director

Alan has been Managing Director of Subsea since 2009, and has overseen a number of changes to SeaTec’s underwater business since then. Originally UMC International, the business was acquired by V.Group in 2006 and was brought fully under the SeaTec brand in 2019.

Over the years Alan has overseen the implementation of a worldwide network of services specialising in affordable, flexible solutions for all classes of marine, offshore and naval vessels, rigs, platforms, FPSOs/FSOs, marine and mooring units. In addition to below water services, Alan has been instrumental in establishing SeaTec’s provision of above water specialist testing, inspection and surveys for the offshore drilling market.

Alan oversees subsea operations from Singapore where he is based.

Davide Leoni

Projects & New Builds Director

As Projects and New Builds Director, Davide looks after all of SeaTec’s engineering and new building across the globe. He joined SeaTec in February 2016 and since then has worked in a variety of roles mainly focusing on new build and engineering projects.

Davide is based in Copenhagen but has recently been working on projects in Romania and China. A graduate of University of Genova with a master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, Davide has been working in the shipping industry since 2008 and prior to joining SeaTec worked for Saipem and Maersk Drilling.

Gabriele Dadò

Sales Director

A marine and mechanical engineer, Gabriele joined V.Group as a graduate in 2015 and since then has held a number of operational and commercial roles, spanning across supply chain, vessel operations, underwater maintenance as well as seagoing and dry-docking. As Sales Director, he has oversight of all of SeaTec’s business development activity across the Projects & News Builds, IRM and Subsea service lines.

Gabriele holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and obtained a masters degree from the University of Strathclyde in marine engineering with distinction. He is based in Glasgow.

Ulrika Quist

Administration and Resources General Manager

Ulrika joined SeaTec in 2010 and currently looks after the organisation’s admin and resources. She is based in Monaco.

Ulrika has a solid background in the shipping and maritime industry having previously worked for Silversea and Costa Crociere.

Surya Yadav

Commercial Director

Commercial Director Surya first joined V.Group in 2007 as a superintendent. He re-joined the company in 2013, working in a variety of roles including general manager, regional sales and marketing director and business development director before assuming responsibility for all of SeaTec’s commercial activity in 2019.

In addition to SeaTec, Surya’s background in the maritime industry includes appointments as a senior technical superintendent for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Fleet Management Limited, as well as a chief engineer for a number of vessels.

Surya has a PhD in management from SR University in Rajathstan, an MBA and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a P. E.  He is based in Singapore.

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