“We welcome Mark to the Titan Salvage team and look forward to his leadership of our European operations,” said Busch. “He has a history of success in the maritime industry specifically with years spent as a salvage master and in senior roles within the salvage industry. We are certain that his expertise will be an asset as we continue to serve our customers in the region.”
Hoddinott is a 40-year veteran who has held positions of increasing responsibility including that of master aboard a variety of ships including passenger, container, oil tanker, bulk carrier, reefer, short-sea ferry and deep sea tugs. In 1982, he became a salvage master for UK-based United Towing Limited where he spent 10 years leading salvage operations worldwide. Later, as a result of various acquisitions, Hoddinott, was named salvage manager for Howard Smith Industries then senior manager for Adsteam Marine with responsibility for all business projects and salvage jobs.
Hoddinott also served as a director of the Humberside Offshore Training Association from 1988-2007. He is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, and represents Titan Salvage on the International Salvage Union’s LOF (Lloyd’s Open Form) Sub Committee.