Fugro Chance names new President

Blaine Thibodeaux has been named President of offshore survey company Fugro Chance Inc.

He will be responsible for Fugro’s Gulf of Mexico and Arctic offshore operations, including marine positioning, offshore construction and subsea projects, and international services.

Having begun his career with Fugro’s IT group in 1996, he joined John Chance Land Surveys (a Fugro company) in 1997. As a Division Manager, he oversaw FLI-MAP®, the airborne corridor mapping system, collecting many thousands of miles of LiDAR data for federal and state agencies and the private sector.

In 2010, Thibodeaux returned to Fugro Chance as Vice President of Marine Operations and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in April 2014. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a graduate of the Fugro Academy Executive/Leadership Development Program in the UK and the LSU Executive Development Program in Baton Rouge, LA.

He is also involved in community related activities and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Acadiana, a charitable organization that pools efforts, and identifies and resolves community issues through partnerships to create more opportunities for a better life.

Thibodeaux succeeds Glynn Rhinehart, who will be retiring this year after 19 years with Fugro.

Headquartered in Lafayette, LA with offices in Houston, TX, Fugro Chance Inc. has 500 employees and provides a range of technologies and services to support clients in their subsea and offshore projects

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