Tidewater Inc. said Sept. 3 that its board of directors of has appointed Quintin V. Kneen as president, CEO and director, effective immediately.

John T. Rynd is retiring as president, CEO, and director of Tidewater.

Kneen, who has served as executive vice president and CFO of Tidewater since Tidewater’s November 2018 business combination with GulfMark Offshore Inc., was president, CEO, and a director of GulfMark prior to the business combination.

Kneen will also continue to serve as the company’s CFO until a successor is appointed to that position.

“The board is confident that Quintin will do an excellent job as Tidewater continues to navigate its way through an industry still seeking a fulsome recovery,” Thomas R. Bates Jr., Tidewater’s chairman of the board, said.