Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater Inc. as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Jeff Gorski, Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair.

Because Tidewater’s current vice president of engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next 12 months, Benhaddad will be transitioning into the role with Brown for a period of time. 

Benhaddad joins the provider of offshore service vessels to the global energy industry with more than 24 years of domestic and international experience within the oil and gas industry. During that time, Benhaddad has held a number of technical, subsea engineering and leadership positions, including most recently, vice president of marine new assets, subsea division with Technip, located in Paris. Previously, he served as senior project manager, deepwater infrastructure/pipeline projects with Allseas as well as other project engineering roles at Saipem, Coflexip Stena and Bureau Veritas.

Benhaddad earned his master's degree in science, mechanical engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France, and speaks Arabic, French and English. Benhaddad and his family reside in Houston and he will be based in Tidewater's Houston office.